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General [Let's play a game] So I got this ad in the mail from VZW today...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NefariousAryq, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. NefariousAryq

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    Let's see who's first to spot what's wrong with this ad... :)

    Read/Look closely... ;)

    Note - this came directly from Verizon Wireless. It was a tri-fold brochure-type flier that advertised all the different platforms Verizon carries, WebOS, Blackberry, WinMo, and Android... It arrived in the mail today.
     

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  2. Rubik76

    Rubik76 Well-Known Member
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    Well yeah, but they never know what they are talking about.
     
  3. jreed2560

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    spoken turn by turn on 1.5?
     
  4. Caddyman

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  5. NefariousAryq

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    Isn't that the truth ;) I just found it amusing, is all...
     
  6. NefariousAryq

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    The other thing is the screenshot... that's the stock Android status bar, not Sense... :)
     
  7. Caddyman

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    good catch!
     
  8. K0CAW

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    If we've turned this into a game, I'll also point out that the notification bar is vanilla-Android-style. Bonus points? I hope so. :D

    EDIT: It appears I wasn't fast enough...bonus points? Lost. =(
     
  9. gruss

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  10. NefariousAryq

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    Yep! That was the other thing that jumped out at me... especially since in the text they talk about having 7 home screens... :p

    Being that I used to be in advertising, it amuses me that stuff like this actually sees the light of day. :)
     
  11. smacky

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    I don't the status bar has anything to do with the version of Android. I think it varies by carrier. It seems like a T-Mobile/AT&T one. I could be wrong, but it's what I thought until now.
     
  12. Caddyman

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    nah that is the stocker, checkout the droid

    [​IMG]
     
  13. jreed2560

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    I want that task bar
     
  14. i VTAK

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    What about the mention of a QWERTY keyboard? Or does a virtual keyboard count? If I read it not knowing better, I would expect a sliding keyboard.
     
  15. Rubik76

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    I started to comment on that, and decided that was really quibbling. But yeah.
     
  16. alprazolam

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    Maybe they have jumped ahead of themselves with the turn-by-turn being advertised?
     
  17. iLoveAndroid

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    It says full qwerty keyboard, and google maps navigation
     
  18. NefariousAryq

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    Wow, I totally glossed over the "fully qwerty keyboard" part, lol, somehow that didn't even phase me. That makes the ad even more funny ;) tee hee.
     
  19. flspnr

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    So, um, that's a clear case of false advertising. Right? Time for a law suite? :D
     
  20. Rubik76

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    I am guessing there's fine print on the back of the pamphlet that states "We reserve the right to be full of crap" - but wow... sounds like the marketing guys and tech guys need to go off to some corporate retreat and get to know each other.
     

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