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Thanks to DROID, Verizon is catching up to AT&T?

Thanks to DROID, Verizon is catching up to AT&T?
In the third quarter of 2009, AT&T added 2 million new accounts vs. 1.2 million for Verizon. But those were PD days for Big Red, Pre-DROID. The first week of November, Verizon launched the DROID and the device has rung up the cash register to the tune of more than 1 million units sold according to analysts polled by Reuters. For the calendar fourth quarter of 2009, AT&T grabbed 1.8 million new subscribers, but Verizon came close with 1.5 million new accounts opened. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Steve Clement  said, "The momentum on the iPhone might be waning a bit. The Droid was successful for Verizon in the fourth quarter." In the current three month period, it was feared that the DROID would feel the heat of competition with the Android 2.1 flavored Nexus One, available only from Google. Unofficial figures showed just 20,000 N-Ones sold in the handset's first week. Still, there are other phones coming that could lean on both the iPhone and the DROID like T-Mobile's Windows Mobile beast, the HTC HD2. Sounds like cellphone fans in the U.S. will be the big winners.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


i almost fainted. iphonearena actually reporting such positive news for their most hated network and the new king of the block! long live DROID.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 20:17

3. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Really looking forward to the Nexus One for VZW, hate that T-mo is getting first dibs on the cool devices. LONG LIVE ANDROID

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:35

13. E.N. (Posts: 2364; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


This doesn't make sense to me. The Nexus One is a better phone than the Droid but sales were much lower. The Nexus One is a better phone but I don't see people saying Neexxuuss Oonnnnee. I really feel that many Verizon customers jump on whatever is considered an iPhone killer. That has to be the reason because why aren't T-mobile users going crazy over the Nexus One? Maybe it's just advertising.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:42

14. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Not to mention its only being sold on the web. the droid is sold through the verizon web site plus thousands of stores.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:33

18. ajmoore88 (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Apr 2008)


I want the nexus one but i sure as hell ain't going to t-mobile for it. I can wait a few months for it to come out.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 04:09

25. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


And, as of right now, only T-Mo gets the nexus one... so, until there is a CDMA variant for Sprint and VZW, and a diff GSM for AT&T's retard frequencies in GSM, only T-Mo people bought the N1.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 05:28

26. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


The Nexus One came a little too late even thought it might be better. Pretty much most people that drooled over the Android devices went to the Motorola DROID leaving peoples new contract spent and money spent. Nothing wrong with that but as for the Nexus One, it's only sold through Google and on T-mobile (which doesn't have as many customers) and the Nexus One ended up with 3G issues. That's probably why the Nexus One didn't have a good start. But I predict the Nexus sales will climb once they hit Verizon's network. Either way it's a high end Android device and once it builds a better reputation the crowd will catch on.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 17:00

41. Jessica98664 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


No it's because of the network my dear. Have ever looked at the 3g coverage of t-mobile? Coverage verizon is on leader board with Sprint actually being second then AT&T WITH T-MOBILE RUNNING UP LAST. Now i'll be fare and say I agree there is coverage areas on all carriers with dead spots or one works better in your home then another. But sence I'm paying for service anyone with a right mind i feel would pay the odds being with them not agaist them of getting signal. Why would I pay all that money for an amazing phone just to not have 3g coverage? So i can look at the pretty pictures on it or how cool it looks in my hand? No 90% of customer spend money on these phones because they need what the features do for our lives and work. In this bussiness you get what you pay for. I may pay more for what I got But i know I'm going to have service.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 20:09

2. Steven58 (Posts: 76; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


who cares what they think about big red? SHOW ME THE SERVICE!!!!!!!!!! (can u hear me now?) ;)

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 20:37

4. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


long suck droid!!..did you get that email I sen you??...nope..you CANT surf the web n tell me at the same time..muahahaha

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 20:55

5. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


How long did that email take to send on edge?

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:01

6. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


For your info, Droid does surf the web and receive emails at the same time! Oh and multitasking Google maps free turn by turn navigation upload vids directly to YouTube physical keyboard 5.0 megapixel camera with dual led android OS free apps removable battery 16gig pre instaled upgradeable HUGH screen excellent build quality metal chassis full HTML browser runs on Americas largest most reliable network I know I left out alot of other things

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:03

8. lolipopjones (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Jun 2009)


I think he means it can surf and get emails while on the phone... which it can't...... That phone still sucks..

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:11

9. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


droId does. if you don't know then you don't own one. ,yes I can email and talk. .. text and talk. play apps while jamming to my music and still be able to jump to my email box, grab an article from new York times and attach a video to that email. seamless. droId does

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:24

11. cammian (Posts: 27; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


hahahaha I love you dude that is probably the funniest most awsome thing I have ever read, and you know why cause its true!!!!!!!! Btw ATT is fucked when verizon gets the 4g islate and 4g iphone with there LTE network....and please no one argue with me cause its going to happen you will all see.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:26

12. cammian (Posts: 27; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


you clearly have no clue what your talking about jackass that phone is awsome so please do us all a favor and dont comment anything ever again...k bye!!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:01

15. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


the iphone is not awesome bro.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 23:27

22. s0nic69 (unregistered)


lmao! that made me laugh! it was great :)

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 06:04

29. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Umm, the Droid CAN talk and surf when on WiFi. Just like AT&T phones have to be on 3G which is limited too. Sounds like even ground to me. Except Verizon has a larger 3G network and has reliability. So it's not even ground is it...Verizon actually has the upper hand. Truth can hurt sometimes.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 17:08

42. Jessica98664 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


AHHH YES YOU CAN SURF WEB ON DROID AND TALK! DO YOUR HOME WORK MR. !

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 17:13

43. Jessica98664 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


AHH YES YOU CAN SURF AND TALK ON THE WEB FROM YOU DROID. I've done it and do it all the time. If more people would read their manual there would be less layman in the world.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 17:15

44. Jessica98664 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


way to tell it brother!!:)

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:02

7. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Drooooooooid

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 21:14

10. riot92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


can the iphone multitask? no, does the i phone have a flash?No!Does it come equipped with a 5 MP Camera with DVD quality video recording? No, does it offer memory expansion?No? Is it connected to a reliable network...no. Does it have a qwerty keyboard...no. Lets see does it customize your home screen...no :( but it you can surf and talk at the same time mmm but how long is that going to take on your sad edge service? You know what sucks even more is that you dont get what you pay for. sad in many ways...

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:01

16. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


+1 bro.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 23:23

21. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


So what have you upgraded your memory to on your Doid? I'll bet you haven't, and do you want to know why? cuz that 32G micro card will set you back plenty, seeing as Samsung JUST made one. Oh wait, it's not even actually available for market yet, so your expandable memory is a moot point. The physical QWERTY is a subjective preference, so that is also a moot point. Maybe the 5mp camera w/ flash. But we all know that every flash out there on a cell phone is a joke, and the current 3mp camera offered on the iPhone is just as good as the 5mp in the Droid. Remember, it's not the megapixels that allow for good picture taking. You do have the iPhone on the customizable home screen, and of course the most reliable network. Other than those TWO things, ONE of which is actually a carrier problem, the iPhone takes care of business. I think a lot of the iPhone hating on here is done by people who would rip on Mac computers cuz they prefer a PC. Big fuckin' deal, it's a preference. One still can't deny that the current touchscreen phone landscape owes many props to the iPhone for setting the bar...really high. Sure it didn't do MMS and copy/paste for awhile, but that's all in the past now. And I would much rather a phone be able to run one app at a time, with everything the phone has, than run a bunch of apps at the same time for a shitty performance. Here's hoping the iPhone makes it to Big Red this summer!

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 01:14

24. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Actually 32gig Ram has been available for awhile. Just not a major "brand" company has made them. Topram 32gig SDHC Micro at Buy.com for $99.99. I have one and it's been working fine. I think SanDisk announced same day that they're 32gig will release with Samsung and Kingston as well. Anyone know the dates? I haven't had any issues with mine, but at least that will drive down prices of the Topram brand I have right now.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 05:37

27. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I totally agree with you, but it's just too hard to convience the Apple cult members that. If you took the Apple logo off the iPhone nobody would want it. Isn't it funny that the protective cases you get for the iPhone has a little window that allows the logo to be seen? My Droid doesn't have a case that shows the Motorola logo, but who cares. Also I noticed too many cars with Apple logos on the back window...this is just getting creepy. Next time someone calls me a fanboy I'll remind them I don't have a Verizon logo or Motorola logo stamped on my car.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 11:43

31. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


to "youlostthegame", i believe you are the dumbest person on this site. not only do most people not fill 8 gigs on their phones,they certainly wont fill 16. 3mp on iphone is not better than 5mp... somebody didnt go to high school algebra... otherwise 3 > 5 wouldnt make sense to you... cuz its impossible. and youre right, id rather have a phone that runs one app at a time with amazing performance... but wait my droid does multiple with amazing performance. does your iphone have a notification panel? oh no? i didnt think so. Honestly, verizon doesnt NEED the iphone. unless apple makes it better than android phones, who cares about it. iphone is dying. its like a dinosaur. it came before, but will be no more if it does not adapt to its new environment. and thats a fact

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 12:12

33. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


Thank you, that was the most poinient thing said on this thread!

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 20:45

36. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Actually thanks for to your comment you've proven just how big a dumb shit you really are! There is MORE than just megapixels that contribute to a quality digital picture...say for example the lens you fucktard! Your first sentence ALSO proves my point about expandable memory! Since you feel people can't fill 16G, why in the fuck does someone need to expand memory?! You contradict yourself in almost every breathe you take! BTW I'm on fucking VZW and don't have an iPhone, but I'm not like other complete tools on this site that thinks VZW shouldn't worry about diversifying their phone lineup. Pull your head out of your ass and step into the real world! That precious Droid of yours owes just about everything to the iPhone! For fucks sake, up until recently the CEO of Google was on Apples board! Hmmm there's some food for thought for ya!

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 11:46

37. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


not that your language was in any was profane... apple owes everything to motorola who basically invented the cell phone. expandable memory is to those who actually do fill up past 16 gigs. its a back up plan that iphone doesnt have. sorry if i hit a nerve by saying you were wrong. oh and id rather have crap flash than no flash at all. you say youre not an AT&T customer but you defend your iphone as if it were hand made by you. droid IS better than the iphone. verizon HAS diversified their line-up in case you havent noticed so dont bitch because verizon doesnt have your rpecious iphone. go start a religion or something

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 11:55

38. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


oh and just to add another thing, who cares if google was on board with apple? now theyve made a better phone so apple should step up. why defend something dying? you put up the same arguement that PC people who hate Mac put up, yet you just insulted them... hmmm

posted on 27 Jan 2010, 22:00

39. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


LOL! Yeah tell me my OPINION is wrong...good one. My last post might have been "profane", but at least it wasn't juvenile in it's logic.

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 14:39

40. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


its no opinion when you try to pull it off as facts. oh yea my logic is so juvenile. because last time i checked, profanity was the exact opposite of juvenile. your "opinions" and "logic" wouldnt require you to make up lies. stating that verizon has no diversity in their phone line up is hardly an opinion. stating that iPhone is better than the droid even though you lack the evidence to back yourself up is not only wrong, but not an opinion. get over it. hey check it out! theres a new monotheistic religion called APPPLEism... the pope of it is named YouLostTheGame by his opinion

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 17:48

45. Jessica98664 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


yeah buddy!

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 19:45

46. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Sweet! My first act as Pope of Applism will be to burn SLEEPYJOHNNY at the stake for heresy! Bro all your "arguement" consists of, is stating how you prefer certain features of the Droid over the iPhone. Last time I checked, preferences were STILL opinions. Also, I never said that VZW hasn't diversified it's phone options, but if you had even half a brain, you'd know that diversification is a PROCESS, not a one time decision. Pull your head outta your Droid's ass, for crying out loud!

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 21:32

47. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


you said, "but I'm not like other complete tools on this site that thinks VZW shouldn't worry about diversifying their phone lineup". first off. second, im not talking about my preferences im STATING that the droid IS better than the iPhone based on all the + features you get with it as compared to the iphone. i also never said that diversification wasnt a process you tard, as you can see all these new phones yet to come out and that have came out within the past few months are not all on the same day. so i'll repeat, verizon has diversified their line up. and idiot, heresy is when a believer spread lies, and there is no way im giving into Apples lure of "come buy my shiny thing" when there are better phones out there

posted on 28 Jan 2010, 23:44

48. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Well what we have now established is that you A) Have no sense of humor, and B) Are obviously too dense to see past your own stupidity. All I can say is that I find your comments hilariously ridiculous! Just because you "state" something, doesn't make it a "fact". And just because you believe a certain feature to be "superior", also does not make it a fact. What I am almost positive about, is that you'll post some idiotic reply to this, in your same stupid, bullshit manner, and I'll just let you know in advance I won't be coming back to read it. So have a nice day and maybe one day, hopefully in the not too distant future you can see how truly short-sighted you are! :)

posted on 29 Jan 2010, 13:52

49. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


just goes to show what i knew would happen all along. you realize theres nothing else to back yourself up with but cant admit your wrong. its okay, im glad you're not coming back

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:17

17. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Edge is bein phased out at&ts 3G is faster anyway. And maps don't mean shi to the average person ho stays in one area. 3G coverage is great where needed. expandable memory? U mean expandable up to what the iPhone has built in? Sure I want the option of having less. Customizeable sure. Can't knock it for that. However with 5 minutes and a simple jailbreak the iphones cusomization options put android to shame. Media and music is second to none on iPhone. Out of 100,000+ apps prolly 20,000 are crapp. Which means more crapp apps than android Has apps at all, and 4+x's more quality apps than all the android apps combined. No iPhone doesn't have a crappy qwerty keyboard with a poinless dpad. Even the motorola said the keyboard sucked. iPhone also doesn't have poor build quality resulting in battery covers that need verizon labeled band-aids. Droid does multitasking. Only 6 apps. All native iPhone apps background. That's 16. Again u jailbreak and everything does. Replaceable battry? Sure u need it if it doesn't last as long as he iPhones. And the iPhone ain't that great. Talk and surf? U do? How when droid uses a technology that makes it impossible? Droid does alot. Showing the iPhone flaws is one thing it does great. But showing the iPhones strengths it also does well. Thanx for the semi real competition droid. Maybe now we'll get a tue upgrade To the platform. Of not the os upgrade will be enough to keep droid @ #2. And droid is In a far number 2.

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:44

19. droid_does_more (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jan 2010)


First off... Learn correct grammar because yours sucks! But I guess that comes with being an IPhone fanboy. Second the IPhone DOES NOT do multitasking so please step away from the bong! The Droid is a superior phone in all ways. And out of 100,000 apps about 85,000 are useless ifart apps so Droid wins in that area too. You are the weakest link dude... Goodbye!

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 22:52

20. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


the iphones 100,000 apps are so good that when you sort by popularity....when you get to app#1000 only 2.2% of iphone users have it.... when you get to app #2000, 0.2% of iphone users have it....which means what for the remaining 98,000 apps? not saying much is it? dont be mad that your network sucks...that your network finds a 22% call drop rate on your fan boy device is acceptable. faster 3g network? yes...in the 5 markets where hsupa is, it is faster...but new york isnt one of those...thats THE market... So how about the smaller screen? half the pixels? half the camera and camcorder? no multitask? and why should someone have to break their phone to make it work? i kind of want to buy my device and have it do what i want without risking a warranty...but call me crazy... its ok...the iphone had its time to shine, android in general will surpass it, because its free...and free appeals on the whole to manufacturers...

posted on 25 Jan 2010, 23:29

23. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Attacking someone's grammar right from the start, just shows how badly your following argument is going to suck. Better luck next time bro.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 11:51

32. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


to celever name, youre wrong. droid multitasks MANY apps at a time, but lets you go back n forth between 6 at a time. if you were to go back to the menu and select an app that wasnt in your 6 choice option, it would be at the same place that you left it at. get your facts straight. expandable memory... if i get 5 16 gig cards, does that add up to the iphone? droid does do talk n surf, as if anyone direly needed it. on AT&T, 3g internet slows down a hell of a lot when on a phone conversation and you need the phone on speaker to do so anyways. the best way to do it is when on wifi and guess what? droid can do it while on wifi. and you kidding me with the build? every iphone i see usually has a huge crack in it. it exploads in peoples ears in europe. d pad makes it easier to move the cursor instead of using the magnifying glass on the iphone you tard. physical keyboard beat iphone everyday. it means ultimate precision.. and you still get spell check and word completion. oh and does your iphone let you choose which word like ALL android phones do? no it doesnt. really not only is the droid better than the iphone, but so is the nexus, and even the droid eris.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 12:46

34. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


iphone does multitask maybe it user error in your case or whoever you know

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 13:17

35. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


iphone doesnt multi task. you cant switch between apps. android OS phones actually leave every app you open, open unless you close them your self.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 05:51

28. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I don't know why people on AT&T thinks that talking and surfing is soooo important. Who the crap really does that? I'm able to do that on WiFi but the only time I did that was to see if it was possible, after that I never needed to do it again. Without a speakerphone or bluetooth you have to pull the phone away from your ear to surf, putting the call on hold....doesn't sound like multitasking to me! And they fail to mention you have to be on 3G to do this. For those who live in Edge, good luck with this one. If this is all that AT&T has to brag about...wake up folks! Even Sprint has more ammo than that.

posted on 26 Jan 2010, 07:01

30. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


Actually, vzw earnings just posted on their parent company's website and they reported a 2.2 million customer net additions, so not sure where PA got their info from.

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