Let me just say it, I'm a big iPhone fan and I think it is the best phone ever made. Forget about Palm Pre any obscure Samsung or Nokia products, they don't even come close. That said, I do believe however, any Google's Android powered mobile phone will offer a real alternative and competition to the iPhone. In fact, analysts have already predicted that Android could be the second largest mobile phone OS with 14% of market share, behind Symbian (with 36%) and in front of iPhone OS (with 13%) by 2012.
Already, major mobile phone manufacturers like HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, Samsung and even Dell are rolling out their respective impressive Android device such as HTC Hero/Magic, Sony Ericsson Xperia X3, Samsung I7500 and Dell Mini3i. Previous versions of Android like Cupcake and Donut are reported to be less responsive and slower in the performance department but all that is about to change with the upcoming Android 2.0 'Eclair' version release.
Boasting a powerful OMAP3430 processor, 5 megapixel camera, slideout QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, the Motorola Droid also offers a slew of features that the iPhone lacks like multitasking, physical keyboard, interchangeable batteries and open development. Couple that with Android 2.0 and a body that is about a thin as the iPhone, the Droid phone sounds really promising indeed. The Motorola Droid is expected to be released in the US as early as next Thursday. Till then, check out the Droid new ad campaign below.