Now comes the Droid – and while it almost certainly will be just as ineffective at ‘killing’ the iPhone as the Pre and any other challenger, there’s a definite buzz building around this new device from Verizon and Motorola. More importantly, that buzz extends beyond the tiny world of cell phone geeks.
Running Android 2.0, an updated version of Google’s mobile operating system, the phone blends a physical keypad with a touchscreen and offers one of the most impressive screens yet for a cell phone. It also comes with a 5Mp camera and flash. And, the key selling point, it has Verizon’s reliable network backing it up, rather than AT&T’s spotty 3G coverage.
It sets a high bar, but is it enough for you to buy one? If you’re a Verizon customer approaching the end of your contract, are you going to renew with the carrier and give the Droid a shot – or hop over to AT&T and join the cult of iPhone? Sound off in the comments.