Motorola and Verizon invited comparisons, and that’s what they got
Given that Motorola (MOT) and Verizon (VZ) pitched the Droid in its first TV ad as everything Apple’s (AAPL) and AT&T’s (T) iPhone was not, it was perhaps inevitable that every reviewer so far, including these two, treated its arrival as a grudge match.
Mossberg’s review is positive but tepid — especially the video version. He plods through the comparisons item by item like a slightly boring homework assignment. His top-line summary:
Pogue being Pogue has more fun with the assignment, even running a Twitter contest to come up with a new term for these newfangled gizmos. (He’s going with “app phones”; Mossberg calls them “super-smart phones.”) Pogue’s bottom line:
For a more thorough comparison, written by someone who actually seems to care, check out developer Greg Kumparak’s 2,500 word review in TechCrunch. His conclusion: “At this point, I honestly feel that either choice would make any sane person incredibly happy.”
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