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Droid Does: Verizon Launches Anti-iPhone Ad for Motorola Droid [Video] [Android 2.0]

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, October 18, 2009
11 years ago2,728 views

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The iPhone will soon see a fresh challenge with the imminent launch of the Motorola Droid, and Verizon is set to market the phone with a series of anti-iPhone attack ads titled “Droid Does“. The first ad rolled out tonight, directly picking on the iPhone’s most commonly-cited shortfalls: lack of flash, no replaceable battery, lack of a tactile keyboard and more. The counter on the DroidDoes site appears to count down to October 30th, according to BGR, meaning the iPhone could have some legitimate competition going into the holiday shopping season.

The Droid features a 5-megapixel camera (with a flash), runs Google Android 2.0, supports multi-tasking, includes both a tactile keyboard and touch screen and (we think) isn’t the ugliest phone in the world either. The marketing campaign, meanwhile, hits Apple at its core: the company’s minimalist philosophy does away with extra features in favor of simplicity.

Could the Droid be the become the poster-child of great Android phones and a true challenger to the iPhone?

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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

iPhone is not about features and specs, it's about the user experience. There are many other phones that have better specs than the iPhone, but they're less usable, have outdated operating systems like Windows Mobile, they're not responsive and they don't have a consistent UI. It's not surprising that everyone wants to copy the iPhone and every two months someone launches a so-called "iPhone killer" that turns out to be a failure. Instead of copying the iPhone, mobile phone manufacturers should focus on innovation and reinventing the touchscreen experience.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

okay...

<<iPhone is not about features and specs, it's about the user experience. There are many other phones that have better specs than the iPhone, but they're less usable, have outdated operating systems like Windows Mobile, they're not responsive and they don't have a consistent UI. >>

but this Android phone brings in the features of the iPhone, plus the features it does not have, and puts them into a comparable user experience.

<<It's not surprising that everyone wants to copy the iPhone and every two months someone launches a so-called "iPhone killer" that turns out to be a failure. Instead of copying the iPhone, mobile phone manufacturers should focus on innovation and reinventing the touchscreen experience.>>

Saying that everyone comes out with iPhone killers (similarly, Google killers) is not enough of an argument against them. The reason they have failed is exactly the same reason nobody has taken the claims seriously thus far: if you look at the claims on a per-phone basis, none of those claims hold up, but you can't just dismiss them because it's been said over and over, or you'll miss the one time it is true. This time, the talk is more serious serious, and the threat should be taken more seriously. Still, i don't see this one phone as being the iPhone killer, i see it as just another Android phone that will be one part of the whole iPhone killer-- more of an iPhone poison. This one phone is simply a bigger step than the others have been so far.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Droid was leaked! boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/22 ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Droid to be announced tomorrow and released on november 6th. it might be a line of phones, not just one phone... gizmodo.com/5391071/motorola-d ...

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