Motorola Droid X Ad Mocks iPhone 4 Antenna Issues
Verizon Wireless is turning a known issue with the iPhone 4's antenna against it by taking out a full page ad in The New York Times that picks on the device's antenna woes and offering Motorola's Droid X smartphone as an alternative. Verizon points out various Droid X features and notes: "And most importantly, it 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. You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard."For all the accolades Apple's new iPhone 4 has been getting about its state-of-the-art design, rivals have found a weakness to exploit in the company's usually impenetrable smartphone: the iPhone 4's calling feature. Verizon Wireless is turning a known issue with the iPhone 4's antenna against it by taking out a full page ad in The New York Times that picks on the smartphone's antenna woes and offering Motorola's Droid X as an alternative.
The ad, which readers may view on Scribd here resembles a specification sheet. Verizon points out various features of Droid X, which is based on Google's Android operating system.
However, Apple's antenna issues are no joke. They are serious enough that class-actions lawsuits are being filed by disgruntled customers. The Droid X launches July 15 for $199 with a $100 mail-in rebate, but those interested may preorder it from Best Buy and pay $199 without mailing in a rebate. eWEEK reviewed the device here and here.