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Verizon has a Droid X handset on its way, and in doing so, opted to take out a full-page ad in The New York Times. The bigger news is, that as part of the advertisement, there was a glaring shot at the iPhone 4, according to AppleInsider.
While on the surface, the ad appears to be normal, touting the device's features such as an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, or a 3G Mobile HotSpot for sharing Internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi units, as well as an HDMI output.
Howwwwwever, there is also a pretty blatant statement about the reception features of the device.
"Most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design," reads the ad. "The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls. You have a voice. And you deserve to be heard."
Of course the statements seems to be referring to recent Apple comments, how if the iPhone 4 is held the "wrong way," it can cause a drastic decrease in reception.
While Verizon's PR department does seem to enjoy lashing on the competition, it should be noted that that has come at a price in the past. A previous ad said that the Droid X had a 720p HD screen. But the actual resolution is 854 by 480 pixels, the same as the original Droid. The iPhone 4 maintains a 960 by 640 display.
Regardless, it still puts an interesting twist on the whole Verizon/iPhone saga!
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