Android App Phones Play "One Seriously Crazy Game of Leapfrog"
(p. B1) You think technology moves too fast now? You think your camera, camcorder and computer become obsolete quickly?
Try buying an app phone. In this business, the state of the art changes as often as Lady Gaga changes outfits.
Suppose, for example, that you want one of the increasingly popular phones that run Google's Android software.
Last November, you might have been tempted by the Motorola Droid, "the best Android phone on the market." A month later, the HTC Hero was "the best Android phone on the market." By January, "the best Android phone yet" was the Nexus One. In April, "the best Android device that you can purchase" was the HTC Incredible. In May, "the best Android phone on the market" was the Sprint Evo.
Either "the best Android phone on the market" is a tech critic's tic, or we're witnessing one seriously crazy game of leapfrog.
The latest buzz is about the Motorola Droid X, which Verizon will offer in mid-July for $200.
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(p. B8) . . . , it's thrilling to see the array of excellent app phones that the original iPhone begat. If you who crave power, speed, flexibility, dropless calls an almost-Imax screen and Verizon's network (as opposed to Sprint and its similar Evo), the Droid X is a big, beautiful contender for the "best Android phone on the market" crown.
This month's crown, anyway.
(Note: ellipses added.)
(Note: the online version of the article is dated June 30, 2010.)