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.