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.
Apple announced today that Google CEO and former Apple board member Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's board of directors due to a growing overlap in the businesses of the two companies. Apple CEO Steve Jobs explains that due to this overlap, Schmidt's ability to serve on the board was diminishing because of his decreased role on the board.
Venturebeat claims to have word from an unnamed source within Google's Android development team that Apple asked them not to include multitouch technology in their mobile OS, which Google agreed to. The source claims that Google didn't want to strain their relationship with Apple, especially given the hints of a legal smack-down between Apple and Palm.
Despite Android, their highly anticipated upcoming mobile computing platform, Google executives have been consistently praising the iPhone for its innovative qualities. Matthew Glotzbach recently added himself to the list of iPhone-lovers to come from the company. This time it was for it's impact on cloud computing.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's highly anticipated Android mobile phones will be delayed until as long as 2009. The software was released last November, and it was expected that Android-based phones would be popping up around the second quarter of 2008, starting with T-Mobiile. However, due to "developmental difficulties", they may not be getting one until around the fourth quarter. Additionally, Google's focus on the T-Mobile launch is causing further delays for other partners like Sprint Nextel and China Mobile.