Why is the Verizon Wireless HTC Droid Eris Named for the Greek Goddess of Strife & Discord?

PhoneArena.com has photos and specs for the upcoming HTC-built Droid Eris Android 2 based phone that will be sold through Verizon Wireless in the U.S.

New images of the HTC Droid Eris

HTC Droid Eris specifications

I guess Verizon is going to brand their Android based phones as “Droid” regardless of the manufacturer (makes sense to me). I am a little curious about the “Eris” part of the name though. A quick check of Wikipedia reveals that Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and that the Latin version of the name is Discordia. The Wikipedia notes that Eris is possibly best known for starting the mythological Trojan War. So, who or what is the Droid Eris going to cause strife?

The device’s specs looks decent. But, as a keyboard-less device, I don’t find it personally interesting. The phone itself seems to be, as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might say, the new normal: 320×480 display, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, microSD slot, WiFi, and, something a bit different for an HTC phone, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack instead of HTC’s usual proprietary microUSB combo jack.

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