When Apple released a widely criticized video of a Droid X death grip last week, Motorola suddenly found itself as a target of what could essentially be interpreted as a smear campaign. Here is the video for those who managed to miss it:


Of course, the video followed a similar smear aimed at HTC's Droid Eris during a recent Apple press conference focused on antennas and reception. Clearly, Apple is not singling anyone out while trying to defend itself. The only problem is it's not comparing apples to apples (oh, the puns) - in fact, I'll leave the explanation to this very sane article by PC World.

Motorola knows the ridiculousness of Apple's claims and it's ready to defend its image. Starting today.

This appeared on Motorola's official Facebook page earlier today (bolding ours):

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.

Well played, Moto, well played.


Source: Moto FB page

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  • anakin78z

    Love it. I've loved every response from every company that Apple attacked. For once it's absolutely clear that 'just works' doesn't work anymore.

  • JAG

    Nice, well done MOTO

  • Kingtraxz

    The hell with apple and all its followers that are so easily mislead.

  • DMV DJ

    well played sir(s), well played.

  • AndroidEyez

    Down with Apple for good this is karma and it can be a b*tch. It will take Steve Job's another 2yrs to make a new model by then
    Android will be the only phones worth anybodies time and in 2011 we will run the tablet world to you'll see.

  • AndroidEyez

    Also Moto was brought back to life because of Android everybody know's that. And they are cell phone God fathers so Apple is just the new kids on the block period.