I can’t say if Marco’s facts are correct or not, but his argument is certainly compelling. Technology that is “good enough” has caused myriad problems (enterpriseware, anyone?) and served to shut out people who would otherwise benefit from it.
Verizon has reached a powerful point in their marketing: for Verizon customers curious about the iPhone, Droid is close enough. Close enough is powerful, and Apple is rapidly losing ground to it.