Verizon ups Android ante; Offers 2 Droids for 1 deal

Summary:Verizon is upping its Android assault with a 2-for-1 Droid deal.

In recent days, I've been pondering my next phone---it happens every time my Storm annoys me---and was a bit stumped about whether to go with a Motorola Droid or HTC Droid Eris.

Verizon Wireless may be making my life easier. Enter the two Droids for one deal.

Verizon is offering a buy a Droid or Droid Eris get an Eris free deal. What's this pitch about?

Market share. These 2-for-1 promotions at Verizon have moved the needle repeatedly for Research in Motion. When these promotions get going you can monitor the BlackBerry progress on RIM's quarterly earnings. Verizon's 2-for-1 deals can move the units.

Now that Verizon is doing the same for Android rest assured that market share is going higher.

All Droid resources.

Topics: Hardware, Banking, Mobility


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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