Would Verizon iPhone Kill Droid on Big Red?
Without a doubt the Android platform has meant big business for Verizon Wireless with the likes of the original Motorola Droid, the HTC Droid Incredible, the Droid X and the upcoming Droid 2, all doing well for the Big Red.
Recently there is much speculation that the thus far mythical Verizon iPhone may make its debut in January 2011, whether that turns out to be a reality remains to be seen. But what effect would the Verizon iPhone have on Droid devices?
If and it’s still a big if, the Verizon iPhone does materialise in January 2011 would Android devices with the Big Red suffer? After all with the arrival of the Droid phones, the BlackBerry Storms don’t seem to have done too well.
It was recently reported that Android has now overtaken Apple’s iOS as the dominant operating system in the US, which shows that Android is a well liked platform with consumers, but a Verizon iPhone could change that.
There are many consumers in the states that want a Verizon iPhone. Verizon has a huge customer base, and the general feeling is that if Verizon ever gets the iPhone, many would defect from current iPhone carrier AT&T, which could mean there would be quite an influx on new iPhone customers to the Big Red; good for Apple, good for Verizon, but would it be good for Droid?
So the big question is would a Verizon iPhone kill off the interest in Droid smartphones, or could Droid comfortably exist alongside a Verizon iPhone?