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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18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3070; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Oh boo hoo verizon attacked the iphone. But its okay when apple sues for having competition.
77. E.N. (Posts: 2571; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Apple sues to protect it's technology. I don't think most of you guys here understand the point of patents. It's not okay to steal someone else's invention and hard work. That goes for everyone including Apple.
19. anthonygolovey (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
I never said AT&T is better then VERIZON, because its not, what i said is that apple iphone4 will beat any phone if you really brake it down, and as i stated earlier i did notice that verizon has a little more coverage both ways 3g and voice, but att is good also. I had verizon for more then 5 years and loved everything about them, but they didnt have the IPHONE which i now have with AT&T for couple days and LOVING IT. WHat i told my self is this: sick of rummors about verizon getting iphone, what i did is got at&T and best phone possible with the second network carrier, i realize VERIZON IS BETTER, but iam tired of waiting and if and WHEN VERIZON gets the iphone i will sell mine and go back to verizon the number one carrier. so again there is a difference in the carriers reception wise and 3 g wise, but not really that much. You have to look at it like this, your not on the phone constantly talking, but you are constantly using it which does come down to OWNING THE BEST DEVICE which is IPHONE 4. if you brake it down it all MAKES SENCE. by the way AT&T customers service is great i have not noticed them being worst then verizons customer service, but maybe its caz iam a new customer. PS all my family has verizon, and they all think my phone is TIGHT AS SHIT.
22. Templer16 (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2009)
Glad you are happy about your purchase of the iphone (each to their own) but I cannot see the "if you really break it down" part being a real agruement. If you pull out the list of specs on the Evo or Droid X they are all far superior than Iphone 4. The only edge that I would give the Iphone is in terms of polish(and not by alot, some could agrue its more a choice of style). Then if you look at the whole picture and factor in carriers and plans the iphone loses again with AT&T prices and capped data for new customers. I so when I really break it down I see Android in the lead. But then again when I ask people why they think the iphone is great I typically get responses like "TIGHT AS SHIT"
28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Anthony, I used to have verizon and had no probs, but for years their phones sucked donkey d's. If I was still with Verizon I would have a DROID....wow, you left the DROIDS behind for an iphone?? wow, that takes guts.
38. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Why is the iPhone 4 the best device again? B/c its "TIGHT AS SHIT"? Man...that must be some "retina" display.
47. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
ATT ranked last in all 26 markets accross the US. How is there network and customer service very close to Verizons? Pick up a consumer reports. They are fucking awful! I mean where does all that money go that they a squeezing from there customers? And Consumer Reports is done by the consumers themselves which include??? yes you guessed it! iPhone owners!
63. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
the specs don't mean shit if the phone doesn't run right...Iphone 4 is better than any other phone on the market..I think droid X is the closest.evo 4g is garbage and ugly and big
66. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the apple operating system is shit. who wants their homescreens to show rows and rows of apps and folder. definitely doesn't appeal to me!
68. belve14 (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)
Dude you havent even touched the droid X so for you to say its better than the EVO is crazy stay with your Iphone comments cause thats all you know. Dont try and trash sometihing you know nothing about.
20. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
I thought Steve Jobs says there is no such reception issue with the iPhone 4 and most of ppl who own an iPhone 4 also claim there is no such problem. Then, what's all these defensive comments coming from for Apple against this ad @_@?
21. bohannibal (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2009)
I have verizon and love it and when they get an iphone i will NOT get one because i love the android OS but i really think that verizon will crash at&t its not going to happen right away because so many people signed new contracts for the iphone 4 but over the next two years at&t might find themselves in the #3 or 4 spot they might have to try merge with t mobile or sprint who knows but i will be so glad when this iphone vs Verizon suff stops cuz thats what it is to me a device vs a carrier and thats dumb As far as the iphone 4 great phone just made wrong
29. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Coherent and well-written posts would be nice....
30. lvelazq1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)
How soon everyone forgets the Verizon Epic Failures Blackberry Storm, Motorola Q, Samsung glyde, lg chocolate, and countless other phones, so don't rush to judgement on the iphone 4, people should wait til they have the droid x before they start bashing others.
41. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
And then you have the Motorola Backflip, LG Vu, Samsung BlackJack, and countless other irrelevent phones including those made by HP and Pantech. So, as the sayin goes seems like we have a case of the pot callin the kettle black here.
48. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
Yeah but at least Verizon admitted it by discontinuing the phones.
67. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the blackberry storm wasn't a failure to me!
73. Templer16 (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2009)
This post makes no sense because carries cannot be blamed for the construction of the phones....Motorola Q sucked cause it had a weak processor and low RAM, none of which VZW had anything to do with. Just like AT&T cant help that there is a flaw in the iphone design, or the fact that Steve Jobs is such an immense asshole that he cant just say "Oops Well fix it"
33. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3070; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Its a shame that people live in the past. People still think the iphone is the best phone ever. Todays android phones are superior to next years iphone.
39. corporateJP (Posts: 2341; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
True question here is: 1. How many people that post in these threads are closet homosexuals due to the fact that they have never been touched by any woman but their own mother? And, 2. Of them, how many want to give oral pleasure to Steve Jobs? Lastly, 3. How many out of the majority would allow Mr. Jobs to stick his pencilcock between your asses and enjoy it?
42. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Its funny that Blackberry gets counted out in this smartphone competition, but i continue to see 1.7 million iPhone 4 sales in 3 days thrown around. If we want to reduce it down to a numbers argument then lets talk about how RIM has been leading for years pretty significantly in market share (US). So it seems that customers in this country prefer Blackberry to any other smartphone, despite how much ppl bash them but if this is a numbers game...then the crown goes to RIM.
43. anthonygolovey (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
"corporateJP" You are an IDIOT sir, Steve Jobs didnt make the iphone his just some CEO your examples are so pathetic that i cant even begin to describe. Also not every iphone 4 is having this issue with the reception, name any phone on verizon, and i will find 5 problems with any of them, but ofcorse the HOTTEST ITEM allways gets FLAMMED BUT PEOPLE WHO DONT OWN ONE. I had pretty much every phone verizon so i know what iam talking about. as for you corporateJP you sound like a BLACKBERRY OWNER, why dont you go RUBB on that BALL OF YOURS.
49. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
LOL@corporateJP - looks like you struck anthony's nerve. But seriously anthony, is the real reason you became so pro-iPhone 4 is that you billed the HTC Incredible to your account and couldn't afford to pay for it so you jumped ship and now hate Verizon? You don't strike me as your usual metrosexual iPhone user with their Steve Maddens downloadin Seinfeld soundbite apps over Wi-Fi. And btw...if you've had every Verizon phone that would mean that you didn't keep your phone for the normal 20 month period which also means that you are one of those habitual customers that seem to have an issue with every phone they get. So if you've had pretty much every phone and you can name at least 5 problems with each then i'm goin to go out on a limb and say the problem is most likely you. You're the common denominator between all of these phones. Maybe you just don't know how to take care of your shit like an adult... From the original LG enV to the Voyager to the Dare to the Storm and now the DROID, no issues (that i didn't create myself). How do you have 5 problems with every phone?
50. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
So your saying because Jobs is a CEO and basically doesnt know about his own devices coming out and doesnt play with them himself and really doesnt do a god damn thing that we are supposed to be confident in there products? You just said that basically Jobs doesnt give a shit about you or his products. Nicely done.
56. anthonygolovey (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
I am not so pro iphone as you say, i only had it for 3 days and i had my incredible for 2 months and loved the phone, i am just saying no phone is perfect and incredible had its issues. Iphone so for has only one which iam not even having the reception bars going down, and i am not saying AT&T is better then verizon because there not, iam simply just saying iphone 4 is an awesome device and i dont give a shit about steve jobs, just saying apple made a good product. Also its not that iam not happy with any phone, thats not the reason i was switching, its because i always wanted the LATEST device, which i had a hook up with a MANAGER that could hook it up with a new contract price at anytime, speaking of which i paid 250 for the incredible and sold it for 450 easily. Iam very picky i will admit to that, and so far i dont see AT&T as being a problem for me.
74. Templer16 (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2009)
Ok Anthony I'll take you up on your challenge. Since the droid X isnt out, well start easy and lets hear it for the Incredible what are the 5 things "wrong" with it. Cause Ill be honest I dont really care for the Iphone or the OS but I dont know of 5 things techincally wrong with it. So I am really curious to see what is wrong with the Incredible. Some how I can see your list starting like this "1. Its shit is not Tight enough"
46. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)
It's just advertising Competitors within a same industry are always taking jabs at each other Look at the cola wars and the burger wars and the car wars etc, etc. It's been going on forever It's nothing new and nothing special. If advertising has to exist though, the cleverer the better! Brand loyalty always reigns supreme and always trumps any advertising anyone can come up with. It's what every company spends millions and millions on.......getting that customer to keep coming back for more and more. Love em or hate em, that's where Apple needs to be given their just props. They have managed to build up an extremely loyal consumer base that the rest of the industry can only dream of. Maybe one day the Droid line of products or another line can build up the same type of brand loyalty, but right now it's not the case. It's not about specs and operating systems and pissing wars. It's all about fairytales and fables and companies selling the dream that their product is so much better than the rest. It doesn't matter if it really is or not. Remeber what Gordon Gekko said....."The illusion has become real and the more real it becomes, the more desperately they want it"
55. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
verizon going to change to 4g and make you pay more if they do that im going to mobi pcs where you can take any verizon phone too i think this phone is to big and the iphone still sucks lol
89. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
you realize if you unlock your phone with another carrier it takes away half of the featres because you dont have the company's digital netowork... but go for it. you'll have an ANDROID that cant web browse, download apps, stream video, or send pix. might as well buy an iphone. zing.