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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sergey, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. sergey

    sergey Android Enthusiast
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    Droid Ad MOCKS iPhone As 'Digitally-Clueless Beauty Queen' (VIDEO)

    Have you seen the new ads? It pretty much goes for the iPhone's jugular.
    I think they need robots like the terminator or something like that in the next ad. Or do a remake of the 1981 Apple ad with the iPhone as the nameless overlord. And have robots free the masses though lots of explosions and lasers.

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  2. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    I like it!
  3. ocman

    ocman Member

    That rocks!
  4. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    I posted a link to this in another thread, but just got to watch it!

    I love the advertising that Moto is putting out! Ad rocks, this phone rocks!

    Despite a fraction of owners posting problems, I have never had a problem with this phone yet. It works flawlessly for me, everytime!
  5. rhyno

    rhyno Member

    There are actually article write-ups talking about how motorola/verizon is admitting to the droid being ugly or some such. I think they are entirely missing the point.
  6. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member

    Maybe its just me but I really don't find the Droid ads appealing. I mean they make sense but they are just...weird.
  7. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert


    I have no idea what my droid looks like except for the "soft buttons" and the deliciously huge screen.
  8. rhyno

    rhyno Member

    I had read a couple of articles from "reputable" sites yesterday and maybe the day before about it but can't remember where from. I'm sure a decent googl search (you owe me a nickel google;)) will bring a number of links up but here are a couple that make implications. Not the best examples of what i was getting at, but...

    Verizon : “The iPhone Is A Beauty Pageant Queen While The Droid Is An (Ugly) Robot” : App Advice

    New Droid ad confirms: Motorola’s phone is ugly and unpleasant : Fifth & Main
  9. shanelby

    shanelby Newbie

    yeah i never really like it... before i played with the droid of cousre.....i thought the phone was a joke....
  10. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Luv the Ad, and its not about the Droid being ugly, but about others that can only see the outer beauty of a phone without really thinking about the inside (what can it really do). The Iphone is Sexy looking, but the whole you can really only use one app at a time thing... And actually the Droid is not an Ugly phone, I recall when I first saw the G1 ads wanted one so bad, but it was such an unsexxy looking phone. The Droid is Hot!
  11. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Android Expert


    They're hitting Apple right where they live: marketing. Mac did not invent the personal computer, the laptop, the music player, or the touch-screen phone. In fact, their success lies in:

    1 - Wait for someone else to invent something
    2 - Create same product
    3 - Make it pretty
    4 - Shove advertisements everywhere they can
    5 - Have the ads focus not on the functions or abilities of the product, but how cool it is and how cool it will make you look.

    Mac is all about it's pretty little gated community where the cool kids live. There are better music players than the iPod with way better sound quality, but they aren't as pretty, and the manufacturers just haven't been able to mass market the way Apple does. Apple focuses on style over substance, how else do you convince people they don't need a color screen on their computer(Mac was last to switch to color screens) ?
    Don't need more than one mouse button?
    Don't need a screen on an affordable music player (iPod shuffle)?
    Don't need a CD/DVD-Rom drive on a laptop (Macbook Air)?
    Don't need copy and paste on a "smartphone" (first two gens of iPhone didn't have it)?
    Don't need multitasking on a smartphone (still waiting, iPhone)?

    You do it by making the experience "cool" so that people focus more on that than anything else. Bravo Motorola for calling Apple out.
  12. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    'racehorse strapped to a SCUD missile' got a laugh out of me.
  13. rasone77

    rasone77 Newbie

    The first word that came to mind after I saw that was... Ouch!
  14. bruceo

    bruceo Android Enthusiast

    All the Droid ads are genius. Unfortunately the beauty queen is much faster and more feature rich....
  15. mancow

    mancow Well-Known Member

    Makes me want to buy another one!
  16. sergey

    sergey Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey, let's make our own droid ad concepts!

    It's an all white background like the mac vs. pc ads.
    On the right side is a very metrosexually dressed man holding an iPhone. He waves to the camera and says, "Hi all! My name is Sammy and I named my iPhone Sparkle! Isn't it so beautiful! It's, like the hot new thing to have!" He then pulls out a cleaning cloth to polish it.

    Then on the left side, all denim, cowboy boots and hat walks in the man, Chuck Norris. He looks at the camera and says, "I'm Chuck. I don't name my phone."

    Sammy shoots him a dirty look and walks over and starts to laugh "OMG... black is so 1990s, it's an ugly phone, let me see how ugly it is." Chuck hands him the phone and Sammy flies back like he just got a roundhouse kick to the face and lands on the ground. Unconscious sammy's leg twitches a bit. Chuck picks up his droid, dusts it off his jeans, and holds it up to the camera, the screen showing the red eye. The action pauses, then the screen says "Chuck Norris Fact 967: Touching Chuck's Droid is the equivalent of getting a roundhouse kick to the face. It's that powerful." Chuck then says "Droid does and so do I."

    Ad #2
    It's in a crowded NYC street, there is a group of very trendy, snobby the-hills-like girls in a group walking down the street talking about how "I had to throw it away, I got a espresso stain on it." "Look at her, does she even know how to dress?" "It was only $500 but it was soooo pretty". All are carrying iPhones.

    Behind them is Elizabeth Lambert dressed in jeans and a t-shirt on her Droid, "OK, I'll be there in 5 minutes." She hangs up and the other girls are crowding the sidewalk. She says politely, "Excuse me, I'm in a rush. Can I pass by?" to the group.

    One of them turns around looks her up and down and they all start to laugh. "Hello? Do you even know what you're wearing? Look at those jeans? I bet they're not even from Italy!" More laughter. Another one says, "We're much prettier than you, so you're just going to have to go around us." They all laugh, a few are on their iPhones and one says as they walk away, "Can you believe she actually talked to us?"

    As they walk farther away from her, Elizabeth is standing there in shock and looks at her phone, the red eye lights up and she gets an angry look. She starts running and slide tackles one of the girls. Elizabeth then gets up and pulls the ponytail of one of them so hard, her whole body get's yanked to the ground. She then elbows one of them hard in the kidney, and she goes down. Another one she takes by her head, throws her down to the ground and kicks her. Twice. Now the girls are all crying and yelling, "My dress, it's ruined!" "Oh my God, my iPhone, there's a SCRATCH!!!!" Elizabeth continues to walk along. One of them tries calling 911 on her iPhone but the call fails. Elizabeth then looks into the camera and says, "Droid does and so do I. You gotta problem with that?"

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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