Two new Verizon ads put spotlight on Android Market

Two new Verizon ads put spotlight on Android Market
When it comes to whetting the public's appetite for Android, nobody beats Verizon, After all, Big Red spent $100 million dollars on ads that caught the attention of the public and the result is that the Motorola DROID has become the most popular Android device, as we reported. The "DROID Does" phrase has become part of cellphone fans vocabulary, which tells you how powerful those spots were. Verizon is now rolling out a couple of new commercials designed to focus on some of the applications found in the Android Market. The first ad concentrates on Google's Sky Map while the second focuses on Slacker Radio. Verizon couldn't do new ads without taking its usual shot at the iPhone, so this time the latter's lack of support for multitasking has been written into one of the ads.

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21 Comments

1. anberlin

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

DROID DOES!!!!!

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The Droid is not a bad phone and I am sure that the 2.1 upgrade improved it, but the phone is not in high demand by subscribers of other networks. T-MOBILE and SPRINT have its share of phones that are appealing. Verizon needed the DROID as its lineup sucked.

3. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

your mom sucks

4. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

And yet they had somehow maintained being the #1 cellular provider in the US for years prior to the Droid and continue to have higher YTY growth than any other carrier including AT&T....

6. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

@ networkdood, make sure you know your facts... "t-mobile and sprint have tis share of phones that are appealing" yet they are losing ppl every quarter? do us a favor and STFU, plz! all four carriers have better phones... they all have great phones now...

14. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

How many subs has little to do with the perception that until last year there was nothing compelling in the lineup. Vzw is bland and so are the phones, the map doesn't entice me but the Droid being made by HTC or Samsung instead of Moto would.

16. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

way to anger the fanboys lol

19. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

LOL angering the fanboys INDEED, especially warhed, ROFL I really could careless who is the #1 carrier. Whoever gets better phone is where I am heading to :)

20. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

T-Mobile got its first phone that mattered...the HTC HD2. Every phone prior to that...mediocre at best...even their Blackberry line up...never really made any noise. Their exclusive phone the sidekick? Please...that was a glorified Game Gear. The Wing? Looked like a knock off of the HTC Mogul. I just don't see where this guy is pullin that T-Mobile and Sprint had the game-changing phones...the Instinct? Katana DLX? I'm not seein it...

5. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

i love the ad. it looks really good and well put together

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It is well put together, I agree with that. I actually like it. But I feel it's a little too dramatic and kind of over nothing. The apps are really not that great. The only thing I completely love about android (when it comes to the store) is the widgets. I would love to have my calendar take up a page and even have something as simple as a wifi on/off button. But other than that, the apps are just okay (I would say they suck, but people will get mad, so I just won't say it at all. Haha)

9. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I agree completely. The apps on the Android market honestly aren't good. That ad wants to make it look like its Apps are in competition, but they just don't seem so... (I would say the Apple Apps, but people will get mad, so I just won't say it at all. Haha) But the widgets are awesome. I wish they could be on the iPhone. Seems they are the only ones that don't have it.

15. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Have you even used any of the apps on the android market?

18. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Have you even tried Sunbeam bread?

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

cj, AT&T has been growing faster in terms of net adds for a while now, thus the reason why the VERIZON map ads have been out - they are getting scared at Verizon. A carrier can have better phones and lose customers - i.e. T Mobile and SPRINT. A lot of Droid users have iphone envy. I wish we could take the best of DROID and iphone and make one super-phone. I home the EVO $G is everything I am reading about, even if I do not see 4G in my area until 2012. Fiercewireless.com will show the figures on AT&T's growth and Verizon's growth in the last 7 quarters has been due, in large part, to the acquistion of ALLtel. Since I have have had service with all 4 major carriers, I just want the best phone and so far it would appear to be the DESIRE with ATT (TMOBILE?) and the EVO 4G with SPRINT - we shall see.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, fifth graders are on spring break, too, huh??

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, fifth graders are on spring break, too, huh??

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, fifth graders are on spring break, too, huh??

13. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Lol, you make a great point. I have service as well with all the major services, so for me, I'm looking towards what phones are better. And if the Droid wasn't on Verizon, I'm not sure what phone they would be advertising for their service.

17. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

-3 for that comment.

21. redmaxer

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

you know in that commercial they said theirs a limit to what droid doesnt and no limit to what it does. that is bs because its lots of stuff droid dont do like have 4g, hdmi out, 4.3inch display. anyone else want to continue for me.

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