Besides the fact that the Milestone supports multi-touch in the browser while the DROID doesn't, the biggest difference between the two devices seems to be the way that Motorola, Verizon and Google advertise the phone in the U.S. vs. how the manufacturer does T.V. ads in the U.K. In the U.S., the DROID is connected with loud explosions, things falling from outer space and landing on Earth with a crash, bananas getting chopped up and sent flying across your Television screen. The DROID is loud, in your face, different. On the other hand, the Milestone ads are no different than the early Vodafone spots for the BlackBerry Storm last year. The phone lets you experience life the way it was meant to be seen. A feminine voice with a reserved British accent tells us a few things about the handset, but does it really grab your attention like the DROID spots? It is somewhat reminiscent of the old George Karlin skit about the differences between Baseball and Football (In Football you throw the BOMB, in Baseball, you take a walk). Let's face it, some of the contrast between the two styles reflects the differences in culture between the U.S. and the U.K., but we also feel that the trio of Verizon, Motorola and Google knew that they had a potential iPhone challenger and while Big Red had to do something to make people forget the initial launch of the last "iPhone killer"- the BlackBerry Storm- the ads have seemed to work as the DROID is on target
for a 1 million sales quarter. Will the Milestone's calmer, less frantic method work as well? Time will tell. Which style do you think sells the device better?