Verizon's most recent attack on the
iPhone came in the form of "There's
a map for that" ads which poked fun at AT&T's 3G
coverage in the United States. While those ads -- which were a
humorous take on AT&T's "There's an app for that"
commercials -- threw a few jabs at the Apple/AT&T dynasty,
Verizon's newest ad campaign is full of powerful combinations.
In a new commercial which aired
tonight according to Engadget, Verizon once again goes
with similar iPhone themes (music and font in this case) to attack
all of the things that the AT&T/iPhone can't do or doesn't physically
have. Some of the gems in the commercial include "iDon't have a
real keyboard", "iDon't run simultaneous apps",
"iDon't allow open development", and "iDon't have
The commercial then shifts gears and
goes all "mech" on the viewer to advertise the upcoming
Droid which will use Google's Android 2.0 operating system. While
the Motorola Droid isn't shown in the commercial, Verizon points
users to a teaser site at droiddoes.com.
Verizon's hard stance against the
iPhone sheds quite a bit of doubt on Apple's iPhone coming to its
generation LTE network (as many Verizon customers and burned AT&T
customers have pined for); however, stranger things have happened.
It remains to be seen if the Motorola
Droid will have what it takes to dethrone Apple's iPhone in the
hearts and minds of American consumers and push more customers to
Verizon's network. If the Droid isn't enough, it'll have plenty of
help from the Blackberry
Storm2 and the Verizon
quote: uDon't need physical keyboad, uDon't need to run multiple applications, uDon't need open development (at least those that are too open to end up being messy and confusing)