Motorola Droid: A Promising iPhone Challenger

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by: BlindReason

So the specs on this phone are promising.

Great screen, somewhat mediocre processor, but fantastic otherwise and based on Google's Android OS. It's great to see Motorola (MOT) come out with a device that's competitive. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has pretty much stopped innovating because the IPhone is in "fat and happy mode." With Android, I think we are starting to see a little heat and a bit more of a competitive field.

The big game changer will be LTE which Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is promising next year. Within the next three years we should get both Verizon and AT&T (NYSE:T) on LTE, which will mean better data speeds and more device choices across multiple networks. The biggest challenge for Android (at least in terms of getting me to switch) is applications. People are going to have to be convinced all their media will import seamlessly to Droid and their favorite applications will be available as well.

Here is a screen shot from BGR. There is talk the device may be available as soon as Saturday at Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) on Verizon.