Motorola and Verizon put full page ad in NY Times for DROID X: Hold it any way you want
0. phoneArena 30 Jun 2010, 16:37 posted on
Getting a shot in at Apple's problems with the iPhone 4's connectivity problems, Motorola and Verizon put a full-page ad in the Times...
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1. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
wow that is a great shot made by the DROID X marketing team...kudos to that stab at the crapple device and the guts to state plain and bold that droid is better.
13. jdoc611 (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
I would not say great shot... That is the pansy way of marketing. Why dont you be creative and think outside the box. Attacking another product shows a huge lack of creativity.
15. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
This is a great ad on Verizon and Motorola's part. I love it, but Verizon will not gain any sales from the iphone off of this, nor with the Droid X come close to iphone sales. As for Motorola, they better hope Verizon never gets the iphone because they will be laying people off!
23. PhoneUser (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
@JDOC611 STFU LOL and suing other company cause they made something that resembles a UI is not a pansy way of trying to eliminate the competition?
25. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
That has been Verizon's m.o. for a while now....
31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
can you uhh.. i dunno.. point to an article that shows VZW trying to sue one of the other major companies because of similar features? if not.. then STFU :) I think its a great shot across the bow. Only panzy liberal iphone lovers would get offended by it. Business is cut throat. You take every advantage you can get, because your competition is doing it to you. Ol Jobs left himself wide open with the way hes been acting about the situation. It would be stupid if noone took advantage of that fact. He sure would if it was the opposite.
34. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
if those suits area accurate, then they are actually stimulating competition/innovation. No one will invent anything if they know they're technology will be stolen by some other company. If we didn't have patents, then we'd be like China with all the fake models and knock offs. But yeah, I think that was a nice shot though. I just hope Motorola tries to be a little more creative this time with their advertising and not rely on their "iDon't have a physical keyboard" stuff. If they do that again, then they are establishing that iPhone is the phone to beat.
37. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
does anyone remember the whole thing with that stupid little tickle me elmo toy that blew up like crazy? the company that made them couldnt even keep up with the demands for it. that stupid little fucking toy was ridiculous and people were going absolutly crazy, fighting over it and shit? thats what the iphone reminds me of...lol
45. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
this is kind of childish, in matter of fact. I bet they wont sell 100,000 phones..haha..
52. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I don't really remember that toy. But do you know what Android reminds me of? It reminds me of the Voyager, the Dare, the Blackberry Storm, the Instinct, the palm Pre, etc etc etc. Everyone who had those phones were basically saying the same thing as you. The iPhone sucks, outdated, boring, fanboys, hype, nothing new, icrap, not as good as everyone thinks it is, etc etc etc. People are so sprung on trying to make the newest phone better than the iPhone. I mean you compared the iPhone to a "stupid little fucking toy" that "was ridiculous." What kind of an understatement is that? I'm considering getting an X, but you're delusional if you really think the iphone is crappy and that bad.
57. plyfulgentleman (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)
Ahhh sori EN..voyager, dare, instinct ARE NOT SMART PHONES! While the storm and the pre were smart phones in the same line as iphone. I will agree that the storm and pre had innovative design flaws like apple is experiencing now, but to compare the voyager, dare, instinct is not even close. These devices I just mentioned resembling close to what a smart phone has is html internet and resistive touch screen. Other wise doesn't even compare as such. Just thot u should know. But as far as this iphone 4 is concerned we can say that apple has its first FUBAR! Just like BB w/ the storm, palm with the. Centro series and most if not all windows phones. I can foresee another iphone 5 in the horizon alredy, perhaps in 8-10 months from now. Heck apple and all their techies are back @ the drawing board hatching up the next gen phone. Believe it or not the apple fan club will see the light day and that bulb will go off in the distant future. Just like the cyclical theory everything goes round and round...its just googles turn now...while its hard for some people to accept that its a fact of life. By the way aesthetics only goes a certain amount of time... the saga continues...next comment...
58. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Well when the original iPhone came out it wasn't considered a smart phone either. That's when the phones he was comparing it too came out so his comment is quite relevant.
60. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
you got -15 comments, this website is nothing but google fagboys.
64. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
when a competitor makes a product with a weakness, it is a smart move to bash it anyway they can. and i think they did a great job handling it.
69. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
My uncle actually invented the tickle me elmo haha, we all got them for Xmas that year...
70. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Sorry the lack of a working product shows a lack of creativity you moron....Pointing it out is only helping customer choose corectly! Jdoc611 -1
71. tuminatr (Posts: 773; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I bet they will sell that many launch day, and you probably wont need to sue motorola because they make a phone that you need to hold a certain way to make a call
75. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
They are not pointing it out to help customers choose correctly. They are doing so to boost their sales! You need to understand that. Profit is the only driving force in this game. @plyfulgentleman You missed my whole point completely. It doesn't matter whether or not those phones were smartphones or not. I was trying to point out that people were saying the same exact things forever regardless of what phone they had and how much their phone sucked/didn't suck.
76. plyfulgentleman (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)
Hey smart ass (referring to iloveiphone25)... I'm just stating a fact something that has blinded and keeps you in denial from the fact that Android OS is steadily taking over. Market share is exponentially growing YOY and is reaching the iphone status in the shortest amount of time. Yes I'm only speaking in terms of US market...Wait till this year ends! I just hope and pray that google keepss up the good work and gets more innovative...I actually have a blackberry but I will be getting that droid x tho...
78. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
cc16177- dude that made that day, then u of all people know what im talking about. i actually saw a fist fight break out in walmart around christmas time over who got the last one.
79. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
honestly E.N. you're a faggot bro, get the fuck off my nuts. I was reffering to the fact that people buy into fads and don't even know what they are buying, or check to see if there is anything better out there, which when it comes down to it, android is better than iphone o.s. if you know what you're doing. My best friend is a little iphone fanboy, and when he saw just a few of the things i've done to my droid, he was like "Fuck you dude, you were right. i want one of those" iPhones are good for for the idiots that want the smartphones and apps, but dont know how to use anything else, or are too lazy to do a little reading. But ya. seriously bro, get off my nuts. fuck off
80. becazican (unregistered)
iloveiphone25, you keep on calling everyone fag or gay , i am wondering you are either 10 years old or have repressed tendencies for being homosexual, which is it? your comments are always rude and childish.
81. becazican (unregistered)
cali_e , another dimwit heard from, calling someone a faggot bro and to get the fuck off your nuts, you most likely couldnt get anyone to touch your nuts.
84. Russki (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)
lol really? cuz didnt bestbuy just stop accepting pre-orders for this phone after like 5 days. Do u understand what the ramifications of that are? It means that 2 million X's have been preordered already fool go play with ur crapple, oh and btw - ur holding it wrong
85. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
What did you show your friend? Tell me a few of the awesome things you've done on your Droid. It would help if you explained instead of just saying Android is the best or whatever. I need concrete details and not just talk. My sister has a Droid and she's right next to me and I don't see this amazingness that you're talking about. She says she loves her phone but if the iPhone ever came to Verizon she would drop her Droid in a second. The widgets are nice and the notification system is amazing but what else am I missing!
86. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
7 customizable homescreens. ability to download any app i want. free tethering without being rooted. not one droid looks the same. tell me what makes an iphone so godly!
87. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
Dude if u maybe read up about it instead of being a little douche bag, u could find out for urself what android could do in terms of what u want ur phone to do, being open source, u can load ANY APP made by ANYONE. Not just what apple approves. All I did was a little research, and I've learned how to load custom themes and roms of my choice. For exapmle, I am and have been running froyo (android 2.2) on my phone before they even released it on the g1. Mind u it is not officially realesed to the droid yet. Because my phone is rooted, I get free wifi teather, I have my processor over clocked to 1.25mhz (faster than any stock smartphone out there even ipad) and I can minipulate my proccessor speed however I want. And these are just a couple things. And then there's the obvious stock things like multitasking which every REAL smartphone has been able to do since around 2005. Widgets is another cool thing that u can't do on iphone. But besides all that, I've been using smartphones for years now, ever since they have been worth using, and android most of all, comes with the features u would expect from an actual smart phone and not some over hyped piece of crap.the only reason u and ur sister don't love that droid is because u don't know what to do with it. Ur just some kid that's been brainwashed by apple and have 0 experience in smartphones period. Now quit trying to start stupid little arguments with adults and go back to bed or your mom is going to spank u
90. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I don't have to read about it. I use a Droid almost everyday. And stop with the open source crap. Developers go straight to iPhone even with all it's rules. Android is open but it's still hard to find a good app that actually works on your Android model. Its actually kind of sad. Why are developers so afraid of Android? I'm always reading "nice, when is this coming to Android?" or "why doesn't ______ make an app like this for Android." I know because I've looked and it actually is frustrating finding anything useful. You can tether (not sure about wifi) and customize all you want if you jailbreak your iphone. Multitasking is almost the same thing and almost every cellphone reviewer on the web agrees. I guess they're all fanboys too right? I really don't know much about overclocking processors so I can't really comment on that, even though 1.25 ghz is a capability of the Droid and not Android in general. I've never felt that my iPhone was slow that I needed a faster phone. The reviewers say that even the Droid X lags because of Android OS. Maybe that's why overclocking has become so popular. And do you know what is a basic smartphone feature? Opening Microsoft Office files. Why does the Droid say "Cannot download. The content is not supported on this phone." so now I have to search the web for apps that can help me open a simple document file? What kind of a joke is that?!?! And I'm some kid who doesn't know anything about smartphones? Don't try to talk like you actually know who I am. Let's try to keep this about phones and not make random statements with no factual basis. And I'm not being a douche bag, (how old are you again? Haha) you kinda are though.
91. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
@ vzw fanman You should know by now that I don't think the iPhone is godly. I'm giving you guys a chance to explain why Android is so great and convince me and others of the wonderful opportunities Android brings. But instead you guys are just being sarcastic and insulting. Cali_E said that after showing his friend a few things, his friends said that Android was better. I asked him about those "things" too see if I would react the same way but he's basically telling me to go research it. Nice. But the good thing is that I've researched Android plenty of times and have only found notification system, widgets/customization, and the all too common "openness." I was hoping he'd give me specific details and new insight and not talk about the cliche openness, overclocking, decoration, etc.
92. killtomorrow515 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)
-29...damn, must be a new record for trolling.
3. jonniedough (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Wow there both good phones no need to attack the iphone even tho ... nice ad
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
That is verizon for you as they are trying to slow down the loss of customers who leave for AT&T - even with that happening they are still gaining subscribers from SPRINT and TMOBILE.
32. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what are you talking about? VZW has the lowest churn of any company ever. They lose very few customers to other companies. And about 40% that leave for the iphone, RETURN. That doesnt say much for ATT does it. Leave for the phone, come back for the service.
59. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Hey remixfa where are you getting your facts. I'd like to see some proof of those outlandish claims.
82. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
Remix: I'm pretty sure AT&T Had the lowest churn last quarter... Just Sayin'
4. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Money talks....bull shyt walks....shoot all you won't at apple bet it won't sell out of inventory in 3 days if they sell out at all. Not saying apple is a better phone but don't talk trash until you see the weekly sales 1st.There nothing worse than being the better phone and coming 2cd place in sales from the crappier one.
16. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)
I would like to know why people regard sales as the only distinction in making one phone better than the other? In my opinion the phone that has the best features and stands the test of time is the better phone. iPhone 4 has probably the best screen, and even that is in question right now, but that's about it. If you polish a turd it will sell, but underneath its still a turd.
24. PhoneUser (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
@Gambino37 I couldn't have said it better myself. Lets see whats better......Sales.....or.......a working phone?????/ I MUST be crazy but i'll take a working phone over a phone that sold Millions but comes with multiple problems.......
26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Sales are what corporate america is after - it is all about numbers...go ahead and -1 my posts as always, but I speak the truth....
36. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The Droid X has the bigger screen and that's about it also. Where exactly does the Droid X beat iPhone?
44. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
Camera? Video Camera? Network? Not Crippled? Better 1GHZ processor? want me to keep going??? OH!!!!!!! You CAN hold it ANY way you like!
53. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Well 8 megapixel camera isn't that great (whether its better or worse than the iPhone I don't know yet). The iPhone's HD video is better hands down. Not crippled? That's not a big issue for most. If you can root then you can jailbreak, same shizz. Better 1Ghz processor? How do you know that? Yes I would like you to keep going. You can hold it anyway you like? I agree 100% on that one.
7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I have never owned a phone where if I hold t normally the call drops. Phone looks great and if I were a VERIZON customer I would grab it up.
8. anthonygolovey (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
i just switched from verizons incredible to the IPHONE 4, i must admit this is a funny ass add, however comparing motorolas quality of phones to appples quality is like comparing Hyundai to BMW. Also i bet it wont sell 1.7 million over the weekeng, no matter how hard anyone tries its impossible to beat APPPLE. i had every phone on verizon and i love the iphone more then any phone i had, although i must admin reception wise and 3g coverage wise verizon is a LITTLE BIT BETTER.
10. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
well yea i admit iphone is better but i rather have a crappy phone on verizon that can atleast make calls my girlfriend got the new iphone 4 n well its fails as a phone when u need it.. so im sticking with verizon. n who cares if it wont sell 1.7 million on the first 3 days like the iphone.. at least i bet this phone can hold a call longer than 5 minutes with out it dropping the call ..
12. anthonygolovey (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
"omarc26" I can hold a call for longer then 30 min anyday anytime, i was on the same page as you very spectacle about AT&T and their network, so far as i have stated above i noticed VERIZON a bit better but not by much, on top of that i dont get dropped calls and can hold a call longer then 30 min easy i havent talked with no one longer then 30 min so i am sure it can even hold it longer.
17. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
I have an iphone and no reception issues. I personally like Verizon's customer service and would switch back if they got an iphone and off of CDMA. Once you start talking, surfing, texting, at the same time, and easily swap sim cards to a crappy phone when you go overseas.. It's hard to go back, but I'll tell anybody that Verizon has the best customer service. Hopefully LTE comes soon
61. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
you don't have a gf
65. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i think the only girlfriend you have is your iphone!
11. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
Have an iPhone and I love it, but that is pretty hillarious
14. jherz6 (Posts: 216; Member since: 23 May 2008)
The only reason people are leaving Verizon is to get the iPhone. The reason people are leaving AT&T is the poor service and customer service. According to Bloomberg there will a vzw iPhone by January which is when Verizon makes the jump to lte and Apple will not have to manufacture a cdma version, because the iPhone will function on Verizons network. If this does really happen talk about people leaving AT&T's sinking ship. Because the iPhone is the only thing keeping them afloat. As far as phone quality the android based phones had the iPhone beat even before it was released. Non of Motorola's phone's had lawsuits slapped on them as has happened with the iPhone 4G as announced on the local news last night. Say what you want about Verizon. But when they release a new device there might be a few minor bugs which are soon fixed with updates, not like AT&T with as many problems that there faciliting with the iPhone and the major issues it faces . Bad reception caused by a bad antenna can't befixed by a ota upgrade. So why did they release the iPhone before it was ready?
27. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is iphone 4, not 4G - that will be next year - APPLE is the new MICROSOFT....
62. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
this is very true...back in the 90's...bill gates was worth $150 billion....that is ridicilous