Andy Ihnatko writes for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Verizon’s ubiquitous ‘iDon’t’ commercial has been peppering TV for weeks now. It makes two conventional mistakes in advertising. It’s not clear that it’s an ad for the Verizon Droid phone… [and] its claims about the limitations of the iPhone are baloney. (Mostly.)”
Some of the Droid’s “iDon’t” ads claims debunked:
• iDon’t have a real keyboard: I can type twice as fast on the iPhone as I can on the Droid’s mechanical keyboard. Nobody [who tested it] thought the Droid’s [mechanical] keyboard was very good.
• iDon’t run simultaneous apps: Not completely true. You can’t run more than one third party app simultaneously on an iPhone. When I’m navigating with my third-party GPS app, the iPod app is playing music and the Mail app is fetching mail in the background.
• iDon’t allow open development: Droid shouldn’t try to fight the iPhone toe-to-toe on apps. It’s absolutely no contest: the iPhone has the largest, broadest, and highest-quality library of mobile apps anywhere. Verizon is aiming a peashooter against the USS Nimitz.
Ihnatko continues in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Motorola Droid: “iDon’t have a chance in hell at dethroning Apple’s iPhone.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Russ W.” for the heads up.]