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Verizon iPhone 4: Game Over for Droid Phones?

What are your thoughts on the inevitable release of the iPhone on Verizon Wireless? We still might be a year away from a release, but we have an article for you to read now, which suggests that a release could spell the end for Verizon’s Droid-branded smartphones.

This report from Beatweek, suggests that Verizon are fighting a losing battle with their Droid phones after investing a lot of money into them, and believes that only an iPhone release on Big Red will turn their fortunes around.

They quote a recent CNN study that 4 out of 5 Android users have no plans to buy another Android handset after their current one, which would be ‘game over’ according to them.

However, I can’t really see this happening. The Motorola Droid X has been a huge success for Verizon, and I’m pretty sure the Droid 2 will exceed sales expectations as well. I don’t think that the introduction of the iPhone on Verizon will spell the end for Verizon’s Droid brand.

Thanks to handsets like the Droid, Droid Incredible and Droid X, Verizon has now built up a strong following and I can definitely see a shared divide between Droid owners and iPhone owners on Verizon.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that it is ‘game over’ for Droid phones once the iPhone is available on Verizon?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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