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New Droid Phone From Verizon

Verizon Announces New Android 2.0 Phone

Has the iPhone met its match? A new Android phone called Droid is on the way. It's a joint venture from Verizon, Motorola, and Google, and may be available by the end of the month. The phone, which is set to compete with the iPhone, will feature a pull-out keyboard and be available on the Verizon network. The announcement comes with an ad campaign calling out several iPhone's weaknesses — "iDon't take night shots. iDon't have a real keyboard. iDon't have interchangeable batteries."

The phone will run Android 2.0, and according to the Verizon site, features "video, directions, a 5-megapixel camera, and over 10,000 apps". There's no official release date for the Droid yet, but you can register to be notified when it's ready. Will the Droid — specifically targeted to capitalize on the iPhone's weaknesses — finally give Apple a run for its money? If any phone was going to, this could be the one.

To see the full-length Droid ad,


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