Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X: Still a Need for the Verizon iPhone 4?

By Jamie Pert - Aug 11, 2010

The iPhone was once ‘the’ phone to have, but since the rise of the Google Android OS, Apple’s smartphone has slowly fallen down the pecking order — mainly due to being an AT&T exclusive among lots of other issues that have plagued the iPhone 4.

Motorola have certainly been doing a lot of hard work with their latest offspring of smartphones. Most notably the Droid 2 (with pre-sales starting today), and the Droid X which was first rumored to be the Droid 2, until that rumor was squashed somewhile ago.

Verizon also offer plenty of choice in the smartphone market, with HTC, BlackBerry and Samsung devices a plenty.

So is there a need for Verizon to obtain rights to the iPhone 4?

iPhone lovers will be glad to know that word on the street is that the iPhone 4 will be coming to Verizon sometime in January 2011.

The simple fact that is that Apple are worried that Android phones are outselling the iPhone, because they are available at almost every major phone carrier. It really does not matter what phone is better, because there is a larger scope for Android devices to sell more. But once 2012 comes along, the iPhone 4 will be available to all major carriers too, therefore they will be playing catchup with Android (and BlackBerry) devices.

Whatever happens, it surely feels as though Android is taking over as the smartphone OS to have. Whether it be a HTC, Samsung, or Motorola, it’s down to user preference. But Motorola seem to be stealing the thunder at the moment, especially with the Droid X and the Droid 2.

Motorola have even gone as far as listing the original Motorola Droid as ‘out of stock,’ along with rolling out updates for it’s exciting new OS update with FroYo 2.2.

Do you think there is any point of the iPhone 4 coming out on Verizon now?

Source: Appolicious

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  • Guest

    Absolutely there is a point of the iPhone 4 coming out on Verizon now! As a Verizon Wireless customer with a Motorola Droid, I can't tell you how frustrating this phone has become! The Android OS is very buggy and glitchy and should still be in BETA! I can not wait to get my iPhone, REGARDLESS if Verizon gets!!

    • dave

      the android os is a lot better than the iphone's. the design is more functional and customizable, and the apps are just as good for cheaper. As a former iphone user, you will be very disappointed when you switch. it'll be like switching from a Porsche to a Toyota Camry.

  • JuanGuapo

    Phones aside–I can't talk and surf at the same time on Verizon–that's a good thing?

  • Bill

    This is not a bias comment, just a statement of fact. I have the Droid X, and a co-worker has the iphone 4. Side by side the X swallows the iPhone whole, number one; two the screen resolution on my X far outshines the iphone as far as brightness and the clarity is neck and neck. This is a true visual comparison. The iphone is a good phone, and in some ways more polished than the X, but a head to head feature comparison, the X is right there with the iphone in full stride. I can never go back to a 3.5 inch screen after using my X……The difference is that huge, literally.

  • Eric

    In a word … OmniFocus.