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Verizon Droid X Ad Makes Fun of iPhone 4 Antenna

Set to launch July 15, the marketing machine for Motorola's Droid X is in full swing. In fact, Motorola even managed to take a swipe at the competition with one of its latest advertisements.

The full page ad published in yesterday's New York Times shows a picture of the Droid X with little labels detailing all of the most important parts of the phone. You've got the 8-megapixel camera; the 3G mobile hotspot with support for five devices; the 1GHz processor; HD video capture; Android 2.2 and Swype. However, it seems Motorola couldn't help but add one more thing to the ad. A paragraph at the bottom of the page reads [emphasis added]:

"Introducing the DROID X by MOTOROLA. Its screen is gigantic. Its capacity is huge. Every experience from messaging to movies is larger than life. It can even connect with your HD TV so you can share little things with large audiences. And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls. You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard."

Though the stab at the iPhone 4's design hasn't gone unnoticed, it's interesting to note the Droid X employs the very same design one antenna expert last week said would have been a great solution for the iPhone. Steve and his crew are probably saving a set-up like that for next year's iteration of the iPhone.

(Source: BGR)

  • ubernoobie
    LOL, iphone 4 is not pleased
  • MiamiU
    So it is launching with android 2.2 off the box?? I thought only the Droid 2 was 2.2 out of the box.
    BTW, picture says July 15 not June...
  • house70
    Had an HD2. Screen was too big for phone-like usage. Phone too big to fit comfortable in pocket. Screen was awesome, but just a bit too large for a phone.
    Other than that, awesome phone.
  • Pyroflea
    It's just too easy to make fun of Apple these days :p
  • The Droid X is amazing. I was very impressed with the Incredible but Motorola has completely upp'ed it's game. The phone is pretty big, but it's a mini computer now... the capabilities are endless and the quality is unbeatable. This is why I'm am so confident in Verizon Wireless :) Great phones, great people, great service!
  • shovenose
    OMG! thats hilariuos LOLOLOLOL! :)
  • maxiim
    I bet Jobs is emo raging hardcore right now.
  • miloo
    HTC EVO 4G still my first choice ~
    probably better design ~
  • agnickolov
    vzwfanThe phone is pretty big, but it's a mini computer now... You might be too young to know, but a mini-computer was a pretty big monster in its day. It was called mini because it didn't fill a complete room, but it was still bigger than a copying machine. The desktop PC is actually called a microcomputer. So the metaphor you are looking for might be a nano-computer.
  • bak0n
    I was so close to buying an IPhone 4 for myself. Once I heard their comments this past week, it reminded me why I've never bought an Apple product in the past. It strengthened my resolve to keep away from them.