One thing that has always irritated the hell out of me, was the ridiculous amount of sales comparisons that seem to be made between the current iPhone and whichever new Android device has just landed on the market. Why? Well, you have to remember that the iPhone and the sales of its 2 or 3 different versions get grouped together to form one giant number. You never hear that the 16GB model sold 40K units while the 32GB hit 100K. It’s always, “Verizon sold 2 million iPhones.”But when Verizon starts selling a DROIDX, DROID2 and Thunderbolt, we seem to break them all out as individual devices, which will of course lead to lesser numbers. After all, there are how many different Android handsets and on how many different carriers? And this is the reason we scoff off at most of these comparisons, because the real numbers should and have always been between Android activations and iPhones sold. And we all know who’s dominating that race.With that said, when you do actually hear of a single Android device putting our Apple counterpart to shame, it’s worth a quick mention because it’s quite the feat. According to a second report from another research firm (ITG), the HTC Thunderbolt has been outselling Verizon’s iPhone as consumers are looking for something “new” and of course fast. Hello LTE.*Note – obviously we need to spell this out for the Apple fans who can’t seem to grasp how any of this works. The Thunderbolt has not outsold the iPhone in total sales, and how could it have? It’s been out a month less. The point is, that since the Thunderbolt was released, it has been outselling the iPhone. Rocket science, I know.Via: NY PostCheers Brian!
The iphone is NOT coming to Verizon. It is a rumor that wont go away. I guarantee you that come January or February, a new rumor will emerge saying that Verizon is getting the iphone in May, or something like that. The iphone is not coming to Verizon for a few reasons. It runs on GSM currently, which is incompatible with Verizon's outdated CDMA network. (That isn't to say that a CDMA iphone cannot be made). Plus, Verizon has recently come out and said it has no plans for the iphone and doesn't need it. They have made comments like this before, essentially thumbing their nose at Apple, which of course does not sit well with Steve Jobs and his enormous ego. Finally, if the iphone jumps from At&t, or gets shared between At&t and another carrier, it will likely be Tmobile. I say this because Tmobile also uses GSM, and its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, currently is the largest non US carrier of the iphone. Now then, if you are dead set on staying with Verizon, the Droid X IMO is your best bet currently. However, there are a number of new devices coming out within a month, possibly two. Just do a search for the HTC Merge (aka HTC Lexicon), which is the CDMA version of the Desire Z/G2; or the Samsung Galaxy S model, Continuum; There is also some question as to whether the Droid 2 world edition is the same phone as the talked about Droid Pro, which is supposed to have a 1.3 Ghz processor (if you love to say you have the fastest processor in terms of specs). Hope this helps