Droid X Ad Pours Salt on Apple's iPhone 4 Wound

Motorola is taking another whack at Apple today, with big, full-page ads in national newspapers taking a dig at iPhone 4 antenna problems, and promising that when you use a Droid X to make phone calls, there's "No Jacket Required." This comes not long after Apple has posted what appears to be a misleading video about problems with the Droid X antenna.

The full page ad's headline reads, "No Jacket Required," shows a big photo of the Droid X, and leads with this copy:

At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn't have to dress up their phone for it to work properly. That's why the DROID X comes with a dual antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like to make crystal clear calls without a bulky phone jacket. For us it's just one of those things that comes as a given when you've been making mobile phones for over 30 years.

For an image of the ad, check it out here on DroidLife.

Apple has recently posted a video on its smartphone antenna page claiming that the Droid X suffers performance problems similar to the Droid X. But in my tests, I couldn't reproduce the problems that Apple claims the Droid X has. Neither could engdaget or PC Magazine.

Of course, one might question why Motorola is running this ad campaign for the Droid X right now, because it's so popular that it's back-ordered most places. Not everyone is having a hard time getting the phone, though. One report claims that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently publicly criticized the iPhone in a Facebook post, and then bought a Droid X.

This story, "Droid X Ad Pours Salt on Apple's iPhone 4 Wound" was originally published by Computerworld.

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