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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 droiddoes.com.

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 MrSmurf on 10/18/2009 10:39:11 PM , Rating: 0
This won't change anything. Sorry, but that OS is ass ugly and no one can stop Apple right now. There are many MP3 players that are better than the ipod but look how it sells.

I don't care about running apps at the same time, they load fast enough on the iphone. I actually prefer they don't running at the same time.

I don't care about not being able to remove my battery, I'll have a new phone before I need a new battery.

I don't care about widgets, don't even use them on my PC. The iphone offers so much more than any other phone.

I don't care about open source apps. I get plenty of worthy apps already.

I'm sure the average Joe is buying a phone doesn't give a shit, or even knows, what open source software and widgets are.


RE: two wrongs don't make a right
By keith524 on 10/19/2009 12:45:06 PM , Rating: 2
For the most part I would agree, there are a couple of areas where the iPhone just doesn't meet my needs though.
1) I want to listen to internet radio and text/email at the same time.
2)I want my events for today (from the calendar) to display automatically on the home screen/lock-screen.

Currently, I do both of these on a jailbroken iPhone but it sucks I have to jailbreak it to do something that simple.


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