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As many of you probably already know, Google today officially released the Nexus One, the first Android-based phone to be sold by Google. But I know what you iPhone-weilding hipsters really want to know; how does it compare to the iPhone? Well my babies, the great folks over at the BillShrink blog have created a comparison chart using the specs from the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Pre.
The chart not only compares specs like storage capacity, battery life, and camera, but it also breaks down the total cost of the devices over the lives of their contracts. Of course there's no obvious winner out of the bunch, but it's great to get a nice breakdown before you start making plans to switch carriers. Graphic after the break!
Apple recently rejected an iPhone application designed as a promotion application for the Droid smartphone. The submitted iDroid applocation displayed the red glowing eye used in Droid marketing along with marketing bullet points. You've got to give them credit for trying.
The rejection makes sense in that direct marketing with an application is prohibited by Apple's terms of service for iPhone app developers, which makes it likely that the developers knew iDroid would be rejected and were hoping to spin that into publicity for themselves.
A little competition never hurt anyone and in the case of Apple's iPhone, actually picked up sales quite a bit. On Tuesday, the iPhone stopped being exclusively offered by wireless carrier O2 in the UK. The device went on sale at 7 a.m. at Orange retailers with the carrier already claiming that the iPhone has gone over exceedingly well with consumers, despite already having been available to O2 customers since its initial launch. By the end of business today, the newest UK iPhone carrier on the block will have sold well more than 30,000 iPhones.
This has yet to be confirmed, but could be really interesting. Two sources have now stated that AT&T (and through them, probably Apple) have stated that a $99 8GB iPhone 3GS may be in the works. One source has stated that this is their way of combating the DROID fever that's been building with the competing device on the horizon.
Wireless carrier Verizon today reported mixed results for its summer quarter and reiterated its invitation to Apple to allow the company to act as a wireless carrier. Per Electronista, the carrier said its operating revenue grew year-over-year by more than 10% to $27.3 billion but that its actual earnings per shared dropped a sharp 30.5% from 59 cents per share a year ago to 41 cents today, or $2.88 billion. Most of the growth came about from added cellphone and FiOS customers.
According top Boy Genius Reort, it appears that Motorola has inadvertently turned on the page for its yet-unreleased iPhone killer. BGR hasn't provided the site URL so we have no way of confirming whether it's been taken down or not. What we do know is that the Genius has captured quite a few screenshots from the site so we can all have a look at what the specs will be. Of note, Droid has a 3.7" screen at 480x854, a 5 megapixel camera with IS and a dual LED flash, and it'll be about as thin as the 3GS. The Droid will also allegedly support Flash 10 in 2010.
BGR promises to have a preview of the phone up sometime today, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.
Only weeks after attacking AT&T's 3G network and indirectly the iPhone with a "There's a map for that" ad campaign, Verizon has rolled out a new campaign for a yet-to-be-introduced device from Motorola known as the "Droid", the ad focusing on what it perceives as deficiencies in the iPhone. According to Boy Genius Report, the new television commercial, introduced yesterday, features iPhone-like fonts and music listing things the iPhone "doesn't do" and ends with a teaser asking users to sign up at DroidDoes.com for more information.