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This is the droid you were looking for

While the iPhone has been a very popular phone with consumers, one of the most criticized aspects of the phone has been its network which is supported by AT&T. According to recent reports, the 30% iPhone dropped call rate in NYC is considered "normal".

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 interchangeable batteries".

The commercial then shifts gears and goes all "mech" on the viewer to advertise the upcoming Motorola 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

Verizon's hard stance against the iPhone sheds quite a bit of doubt on Apple's iPhone coming to its next 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 Palm Pre.

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RE: two wrongs don't make a right
By Targon on 10/18/2009 6:01:36 AM , Rating: 4
The cheap machines that "Microsoft doesn't make" all come with Windows Vista and soon Windows 7, which is the point that Microsoft was trying to make. With Apple, you are locked into buying an Apple made computer(without violating the license for MacOS X).

Basically, Microsoft pushes the idea that you can run Windows on pretty much any x86 based machine with enough system memory to handle it. That is a fair approach.

Now, Verizon clearly can't really claim any superiority in devices that work on their network since RIM/Blackberry has devices for all the providers. So, they attack the one big device that AT&T has that they do not. The stupid thing is that AT&T has other phones that have a real keyboard, and will probably be releasing a Palm Pre for AT&T the moment the Sprint exclusivity contract expires, which also has a real keyboard.

RE: two wrongs don't make a right
By theapparition on 10/18/2009 10:01:10 PM , Rating: 2
Signifigantly more likely to see the Pre on Verizon, since both are CDMA.

RE: two wrongs don't make a right
By Targon on 10/19/2009 6:16:13 AM , Rating: 2
GSM is the standard across Europe, and since the Pre has just been released over there, it is just about the contracts right now. Yes, there will probably be a Verizon version released shortly as well, but it is really more about WHEN we see the Pre available for other networks rather than if.

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