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Motorola Pokes Fun at iPhone, but Is Verizon Courting Apple?

Motorola, Google and Verizon have teamed up for the Droid, but Verizon might be courting two suitors.



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    Ads for a new phone from Motorola and Verizon point out everything the iPhone doesn't do.

    Using Apple's signature black, sans-serif text on a white background, a Motorola-produced commercial ticks off a number of features that iPhone lacks that Motorola's new phone, the Droid, doesn't.

    "iDon't have interchangeable batteries," "iDon't take pictures in the dark," and so on, before the image scatters to announce "Droid Does."

    The Motorola phone will be powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, and will run on Verizon's top notch network, and the first hands on review is quite positive.

    But with Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam making so many trips to Silicon Valley, was it just for free lunch at the Googleplex, or was he playing the field?

    FoneFrenzy is reporting that Apple has been quietly testing its latest-generation iPhone on Verizon's latest-generation 4G wireless data network, which if true, would give hope to everyone who loves the iPhone but hates AT&T.

    And it would certainly put the brakes on any suggestion that Droid would be an iPhone killer.

    Jackson West couldn't even make a decision if he could afford to upgrade his phone right now.