I am in love. With my new phone. We're still getting to know each other, but oh, man . . . it's everything I've been looking for. The Verizon HTC Droid Eris. Sleek, smooth, functional, and great call quality. I've even customized it with my favorite pics -- Lucy for when the keypad is locked and, as a tribute to my old phone, "the artichoke," have used the artichoke shot as my wallpaper.
I'll post pics of the phone at some other point, but you can see plenty (without my fabulous customization) online. Would like to thank my family for including me on the Verizon family plan (big money-saver, despite monthly fatherly analysis of my phone usage), and the lovely gentleman at the Union Square Verizon store who gave me a new phone battery to keep the artichoke alive these past few weeks.