Actually announcing the two so close is great for Verizon.
The competition is only between Motorola and Samsung.
Win win for Verizon. And both of the phone companies want to get their product out to try and grab any possible disgruntled iPhone fans, due to the release of the 4s instead of the 5.
Not to mention that I hear that the 4s pre orders are sold out and the wait is going to be awhile. Another great opportunity to possibly snag some who were going to move to an iPhone for the first time. Some people will not be willing to wait, we're naturally impatient.
And once they get a taste of android they may well be hooked.
And all the companies whose phones have the android OS benefit by more people being exposed to the OS.
Someone buying a phone from one maker won't necessarily have brand loyalty as much as they'll have android loyalty.
These large corporations all think about short and long term opportunity, because they are secure in their company being around for a while, a fear smaller businesses have to take into account constantly.
Short term opportunity being the earlier you release the more sales before the end of the 4th quarter and buzz ahead of the holidays. Word of mouth is a big generator of sales and it comes at a cost of nada.
This is great for attracting possible investors.
Long term opportunity being it will be easier to get a consumer to switch to a different android phone maker than to get an iPhone user to switch to android OS due to having no tangible experience to drive the switch.
As for Verizon, I think that having two hotties hitting the street at the same time is exactly what they would love.
Nothing would please them more than having some huge lines outside stores to attract coverage from the press, free PR and a major way to attract and motivate possible customers.
When people see a giant line for something, it taps into a deeper level within. It ignites the inate human desire to be a part of something big, to be on the inside looking out instead of the outside looking in, to belong.
Sadly this very desire has also been responsible for some of the worst periods in the history of humanity.
Remember all the coverage Apple receives whenever they release something and the lines are out the door. Every press medium flocks to cover it and it would be a great achievement if Verizon could replicate that imagery as it's powerful stuff and incredibly influential on everyone on a subconscious level.
I am waiting with eager anticipation. Does anyone know of somewhere relatively reliable with a breakdown of both of the new phones specs? Any link or recommendations would be much appreciated.
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Sorry for the double post, but I just read the posts made while writing the above.
I hit 38 on Halloween.
So am I to understand that this thread is teeming with Scorpios?
Funny, and I don't believe in coincidence. I wonder what this means? Free phones for the lot of us?
walkin the walk while tappin the talk
Yeah, I agree with DWB.... Verizon won't care if Sammy and Moto are battling it out because as someone said in another thread: With the Vigor, DHD, and Nexus, there is something for most everyone... they are going to have a pretty kick ass line-up.
I guess the DHD being a Droid means it, as well, will be a "Verizon Exclusive". So everyone else gets the GS2 and the Vigor and we get the Bionic, Vigor, GalaxyNexusDroidPrime, and possibly DHD all in the 4th Quarter of this year (that is assuming the rumors that the nexus won't hit other carrier until after January are true)?
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