Can your network do that? Apple is launching two iPhone ads Monday night that not-so-subtly knock Verizon's network.
From the "Ohh snap!!" dept.
In "What time's the movie" and "Did you see my email" (posted below) the familiar iPhone announcer poses a question: have you ever been on a call and used your smart phone's data connection at the same time? With the iPhone, he answers, you can. So what?
As the iPhone ad man points out with a bit of schoolyard emphasis, ("Can phone and your network do that?) the technology Verizon's network runs on, CDMA, doesn't support simultaneous voice and data. AT&T's network does.
And while Verizon may say its network offers more "3G" coverage – as pointed out with some level of controversy in Verizon's "There's a map for that" ads – the 800-pound gorilla is that no matter the coverage, the drool-worthy hardware (*cough* Droid *cough*), or the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously, no CDMA device yet has the ability to do both voice and data at once. (Cue sad trombone.)