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  1. GolfnDroid

    GolfnDroid Well-Known Member
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    Droid does not do new commercials. Why do they keep playing the same two commercials over and over again? They have the "does your phone search for human" and the "does your phone 'surf' the web" I own two Droids and love them more than my computer but these commercials are so stale. It wouldn't make me want to go out and buy one if I didn't already have one. I would be intrigued if they updated their commercials every so often that would make me wonder if they really had a cool product to sell. I think the marketing of Droid was good up until release then just got recycled... Android marketing is even worse! Ordinary consumers know what an iphone can do and what it is/they do not know what Android is or they think that Android is the long name of Moto Droid. So far, marketing is EPIC FAIL!
     

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  2. fatcanadian21

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    I feel the same exact way, people think the iphone beats every other phone in the world. Ignorant bastards is what think of them. Haha
     
  3. messenger13

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    Motorola has been selling phones for just a few years now. I think they know what they're doing. But who am I? I didn't like any of the commercials in the first place. The good news is I hate the iPhone commercials even more.
     
  4. RandolphNY

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    I also have to agree....Once it got out, the information and promotion have stalled and sometimes makes me wonder if I should have gone with the "I". Yesterdays USA Today, even offered more apps from the I store.

    We never see ads or information for the "Best" Apps for the droid outside of this forum.

    I hope someone from Verizon or Google reads this stuff!
     
  5. BucYouUp68

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    One of the problems with society is commercials, Like leading the lambs to slaughter. I knew and researched this phone way before the stupid commercials came out. I have a DVR, so i FF through all commercials.
     
  6. rawness

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    The sales tell another tale...
     
  7. doomedromance

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    Spending money on a new campaign and new commericals would be an epic marketing fail. Verizon needs to market their new phones. So does Motorola. The Droid's got the peak amount of sales per commercial its going to have. The money needs to be focused on new things that will attract people the Droid didn't. The iPhone is different. Apple only has 1 phone to advertise. So they can continue to spew propaganda on the same thing over and over again, regurgitating the same thing over and over again.


    Case in point: the terrible garbarge called the Motorola RAZR that 90% of the United States owned.
    The bad: that garbage that everyone owned left a foul taste in everyone's mouth about the once great Motorola.
     
  8. square

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    the phone has been out for a while...the media blitz is over.

    of course apple will continue to saturate the media with iphone commercials, it's the only phone they make. how many does motorola make?

    and i don't think i've seen a single n1 commercial.
     
  9. skunkpbguy

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    +1:D
     
  10. milrtime83

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    I find it amusing that you are complaining about them using the same couple commercials with a very cliche and overused topic title...
     
  11. xmr405o

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    Awww.. the first RAZRs weren't that bad. The worst MOTO phone that they advertised was the MOTO Q. I hated that phone.
     
  12. square

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    :D word. i was over the droid does (or doesn't) about a minute after i heard it.
     
  13. JasonRK

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    Like their new commercial about conference calling? Seriously, *that* is worth bragging about? I'm starting to think Apple is using TV commercials as training b/c the average iPhone user either can't RTFM or doesn't comprehend how to use these features. -J{
     
  14. doomedromance

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    Most people that had a Moto Q had 1 Moto Q. A lot of people that had the Moto RAZR had 3-5 different Moto RAZRs because they always broke. Every person I personally know that had a RAZR had at least 3 different ones, and it wasn't because they loved the phone so much they bought it again.

    The Q wasn't Motorola's fault because of hardware. It was Motorola's fault for using Windows Mobile.

    I had one Q9m for 3years, yeah the OS sucked, but the phone works. Now that I have the Droid my sisters using it after she dropped whatever LG crap she had in a puddle.
    We still have a working Motorola Q also, just the battery lasts like 2 hrs. And that phone is like 5 years old.
     
  15. Icedemon

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    You said manual. iPhones don't come with those pesky things.
     
  16. milrtime83

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    Apple - Support - Manuals

    It just isn't a hard copy but there is one.
     
  17. square

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    My droid didn't either.
     
  18. i VTAK

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    I loved mt RAZR. I had the same one for over 2 years before the connection started getting crappy on it. It's actually 2nd place in phones I've owned, right after my Hero!!
     
  19. square

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    i loved mine too. held up fine for 2 years. sometimes i miss it.
     
  20. djkeller3

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    I think you're making a joke here, and that's cool, because Motorola made the very first cell phone a few DECADES ago. I think that's what you're referring to... just trying to clear any confusion.
     
  21. ttaylor0024

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    One of the reasons this phone sold so much was not its marketing, but its name. Just think, if this phone was named "Flower", how many people would have bought it? (I know its a bad comparison, but continue reading)

    The commercials arnt based on all its features, but to promote its badass-ness. Red+Black=Badass, Droid is a badass name, big screen+Keyboard, etc.

    Honestly, if I were Moto, I would use the same commercials too. This phone has been out for awhile now, and newer "better"(depending on opinion, IMO the droid is better than most phones coming out this year, physical keyboard is a HUGE +) phones are coming out, and they are trying to make the last bit of a marketing push. The N1 is coming to Verizon soon, of course its not advertised, but when it comes out, word of the mouth spreads fast.

    Moto is just trying to get the last little bit of sales before their advertising is gone. Just think to yourself, if you were selling a high-end computer, and in less than a month, one comes out that is almost 2 times as fast with others to follow, would you spend the millions to make a new commercial? I would do the same thing and use the ones I had before.

    Just my 2 cents, it doesnt make me like my droid less...:)
     
  22. CRPercodani

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    That Moto Q commercial where the "Gods" drop it down from the heavens and someone catches it was a pretty sweet commercial IMO. It intrigued me enough to purchase one anyway. The WinMo on it sucks now but at the times it was pretty nice, the keyboard was much easier to use then the Droid's. It was sleek too.
     
  23. djkeller3

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    Motorola has always had great sound, almost regardless of the handset, and the Droid is no exception. I was a little skeptical of the Droid before I bought mine because Motorola traditionally is extremely *buggy* at best and *complete trash* at worst on their first-year models and occasionally NEVER get it right (example, the StarTac). However, I can't find any Motorola flaws in the Droid. This could well be the very first phone they got right the first time 'round.
     
  24. ttaylor0024

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    Yes it did. Its small, but there is one to help you get used to it. There is also a tutorial option on your phone in the system settings.
     
  25. messenger13

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    Yep, that was the joke ... tongue in cheek.

    And for the record, I still use a RAZR for my work phone and I like it a lot. Kinda funny carrying both the DROID and RAZR at work though.
     

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