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Motorola Sticks It to the iPhone…Again

Posted by Alan at 5:46 PM on June 30, 2010

The Motorola Droid (X in this case) is once again sticking it to the iPhone.  The last time it was Verizon, but now Motorola itself is getting in on the Apple-bashing act.

Remember all of those Verizon ads surrounding the launch of the Droid?  Well, today Motorola themselves took out a full page ad in the New York Times making light of all of the recent bad press surrounding the iPhone’s antenna problems.  You know, the one Steve Jobs called a non-issue?  The one where his advice was “just avoid holding it that way“?

Motorola’s response to that?  In their ad, referring to their antenna, they say “The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like”.

Now, I’m not an iPhone owner, and I am not a hater either, but I love a good jab when I see one.  And, this (Android vs iPhone) is shaping up to be a great battle in which the real winner will be all of us consumers.  Every shot taken gives the other one the incentive to improve.  Competition is good, and when it’s humorous it’s even better.


  1. From teemark at 5:57 am on July 1, 2010

    These are shaping up to be better than the “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads.

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  3. From andy at 8:56 am on July 6, 2010

    ATT’s business model seems to be to somehow make money by NOT giving the consumer what they want and are willing to pay for…as long as that’s their context, they will continue to lose market share despite the Iphone and any other advantages.

  4. From Karine Baadsgaard at 5:00 pm on July 19, 2010

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