The day of the Droid came and left with relatively little press coverage compared to what we’ve seen from the iPhone in previous launches. However, that isn’t to say the Droid isn’t receiving its fair share of publicity, and for good reason. While I haven’t personally gotten my hands on one of these devices, I’ve heard many great things not only about Android 2.0 and the hardware, but about Verizon’s great coverage as well. With a large touch screen and nice camera, it’s not really a surprise that small lines formed by customers waiting to get their hands on one of these.
It’s clear that having the Verizon network behind it, Droid is going to offer more competition to the iPhone than the Pre did on Sprint. However, the Droid phone also has the advantage of having Google and their Android project behind it. And with Google comes the ability to send an advertising message to millions upon millions of people around the U.S. Yes, Google is placing Droid text advertisements on their main home page much like they did when Chrome was released. This certainly can’t hurt.
It will definitely be interesting to watch this one play out. Droid being based on an open platform has a ton of potential, but the iPhone already has a huge user base from being on the market for a longer period of time. What do you think will happen?
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