It seems to be the consensus that Verizon will be launching the best Android Phone to date when they unveil the Motorola Droid tomorrow – and some would even consider it the best phone of ALL phones. T-Mobile and O2 in the United Kingdom must have seen something different, or a high cost partnership price, because they had the opportunity to test the Droid 6 months ago and passed on the opportunity to include it in their product lineup.
Listen to what Head of Device Marketing Nicala Shenton had to say about the snub:
According to Shenton, they tested it six months ago, though it wasn’t running Android’s latest version of software, Éclair 2.0, at the time. She recalled that it was a “great phone, had a lot to offer” and that the software, even back then, was still used to the Droid’s advantage.
Even without 2.0 we found the Droid rather impressive and T3 seems to think the product just didn’t fit snugly into their current portfolio. If the UK will indeed enjoy the Droid that would mean Orange, Vodafone and 3 Mobile are vying for its services. We’ll let you know which – if any – of these 3 carriers seal the deal.