“Don’t you wish you had” the promo asks “a robot sidekick that moved at light speed, could get you out of any problem and lived in your pocket?” That’s what Verizon are offering with the Motorola Droid, and the carrier has kicked off a major pre-launch campaign setting the iPhone firmly in its sights.
Verizon’s teaser, DroidDoes.com, kicks off with a string of Apple-baiting statements about the iPhone, mimicking the Cupertino company’s own ad style (you can see them in the video below). “iDon’t customize”, “iDon’t have a real keyboard” and “iDon’t allow open development” are all mentioned, before the site kicks into a countdown page – already decoded to suggest the Motorola Droid might arrive on October 30th – which lists off some of the expected features of the Android 2.0 smartphone.
Those include, as we’ve previously heard of the Motorola Sholes, a high-resolution display, hardware keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, navigation, Android 2.0 as the OS and more. The handset is also tipped to use the same TI OMAP3430 chipset as the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre, which should make it faster than the rest of the Android competition. Check out what’s tipped to be a boot-up screen of the Verizon Droid in action here.