Motorola and Verizon put full page ad in NY Times for DROID X: Hold it any way you want

Motorola and Verizon put full page ad in NY Times for DROID X: Hold it any way you want
Verizon and Motorola took a shot at Apple and the iPhone 4 in the copy for a full page ad in the New York Times. The ad shows a picture of the phone showing off features like the 8MP camera, the upcoming OTA upgrade to Android 2.2, HD Video Capture, Swype keyboard, and the 1GHz processor. At the bottom of the ad's copy it says that the DROID X, "most importantly comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls." Then, with a shot possibly directed to Apple's management and their lack of movement on the iPhone's problems, bold letters proclaim, "You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard." Round one goes to Verizon and Motorola.

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1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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: Mar 17, 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: Jun 08, 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: Dec 11, 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: Mar 31, 2010

That has been Verizon's m.o. for a while now....

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Jan 25, 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: Sep 24, 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

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: Jan 25, 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: Jul 17, 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 comment...

58. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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: May 09, 2010

My uncle actually invented the tickle me elmo haha, we all got them for Xmas that year...

70. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 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

72. 4nak1n

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

We're fanboys of freedom, dude =]

75. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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: Jul 17, 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: Sep 24, 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: Sep 24, 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: Dec 26, 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: Jan 25, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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: Sep 24, 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: Jan 25, 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: Jan 25, 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.

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