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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source: Reuters



1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 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

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

14. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

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

18. ajmoore88

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

25. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

26. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

41. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

2. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

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

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

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

5. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

How long did that email take to send on edge?

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 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

8. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

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

9. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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

11. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

12. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 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!!!!

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the iphone is not awesome bro.

22. s0nic69 unregistered

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

29. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

42. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 2010


43. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

44. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 2010

way to tell it brother!!:)

7. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


10. riot92

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 22, 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 Does it have a qwerty Lets see does it customize your home :( 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...

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

+1 bro.

21. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 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!

24. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Actually 32gig Ram has been available for awhile. Just not a major "brand" company has made them. Topram 32gig SDHC Micro at 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.

27. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

31. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 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

33. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

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

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