Forget the iPhone, Can Droid Top the RAZR?

The new Motorola (s MOT) Droid is pretty hot today. It’s a phone! It’s a brand! It’s an iPhone killer! But here at GigaOM we decided to ask a far more important question, “Is it a RAZR killer?” Can today’s Droid phone top the world’s most ubiquitous mobile gadget on its path to crush the iPhone? Can it even get close to the iPhone? Let’s see how the competition stacks up:

iPhone RAZR Droid
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Release Date July 2007 2004 Nov. 6, 2009
Numbers Sold 34 million More than 100 million We’re waiting ….
OS iPhone OS None, it’s not a smartphone Android 2.0
Device Cost $99-$249 with 2-year plans $100 unsubsidized today (the GSM version of the RAZR cost $500 when it launched on Cingular) $199.99 after a rebate, with a 2-year contract
Hottest Feature Touchscreen/browser World’s first slim phone, latest RAZR has an 18-k gold cover Android 2.0!!!
Best Quote “This device is a true game-changer. Why? The immediacy of the data at your fingertips is huge. Imagine, looking up anything, anywhere.” — AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega “Bafflingly enough, the hottest, most popular phone of 2005 is a phone from 2004, the RAZR V3,” said Miro Kazakoff, senior associate at Compete, a firm which tracks shoppers’ browsing habits. “The big thing we saw [in 2005] was this triumph of form over features.” — PC Mag “The abundance of Google applications is to be expected, of course, but it also underscores an important strategic about-face for Verizon, which has consistently tried to ‘own the customer’ by closely regulating third-party apps and preventing outside brands from approaching its subscribers.” —GigaOM