Verizon Wireless just started an advertising campaign with the new Droid phone. I was convinced I was switching to AT&T until this announcement and their slick sales pitch that aims squarely at the iPhone. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPYM-XTqcec]
The Droid is based upon the Android 2.0 operating system and is a Motorola and Google collaborative effort. It’s not the first Android based smartphone so you can read about the players in the space from PCWorld . As Techcrunch so eloquently put it “Verizon Droid is the Real Deal,” so I am now waiting to decide until after the release date of October 30th for a new smartphone purchase. With features like 5.o megapixel photos, a Qwerty keyboard, the ability to run simultaneous Apps, widgets and open development this could be the answer for the iPhone or not. With 10,000 apps touted, I’ll let you know.