updated 03:50 pm EDT, Wed June 30, 2010
Moto ad says Droid X better designed than iPhone
Motorola launched an attack on Apple today with a full-page ad (see below) for the Droid X. The New York Times spot notes the new Droid is designed with a strong signal in mind and, unlike Apple's current mix of hardware and software in the iPhone 4, isn't overly sensitive to hand placement. The spot also makes possible digs at the location-based element of Apple's problem, which has it drop calls and lose data in fringe areas.
"Most importantly, it comes with a dual antenna design," the ad reads. "The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls."
The Droid X is Verizon's third phone in less than a year to get a major promo campaign and is expected to play a major role in Verizon's attempt to spur sales while it waits for the iPhone itself. Although it has a lower resolution, it has a larger screen than its AT&T rival and also has advantages such as an eight-megapixel camera, HDMI output and the option of creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for an extra monthly fee. It lacks a front camera, however, and it remains to be seen whether hints of an iPhone 4 firmware fix may nullify some of Motorola's accusations.