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Verizon Releases New Motorola XOOM Ad, Weird Spaceship Transformation Included

If the Thunderbolt ad from this morning wasn’t enough, then check out the new Motorola XOOM spot that just went live.  It’s a shortie at only 16 seconds, but it easily crushes that silly Super Bowl spot.

Oh, and we’ll try not to point out the ironic fact that the video below is only viewable if you have Flash which we know is lacking from the world’s first Honeycomb tablet.  Enjoy.  

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H86ckBYr3mU[/youtube]

Cheers Timothy!

  • Mm8067

    who is this cute guy??

  • ALEKA

    BY THE WAY LADIES AFTER HOURS OF SEARCHING THE GUYS NAME IS VICTOR ROSS 🙂

  • Trapt

    Who is this guy!? HOTTTTT!

  • Stalker

    I don’t think it’s a spaceship. It’s just a hungry transformer?

  • Anonymous

    IT’S A TRAP!!!!

  • Anonymous

    IT’S A TRAP!

  • The advertisement is really a good one.

  • Anonymous

    he’s cute 🙂

  • im sorry to say this but flash doesnt even install on honeycomb, according to adb it errors out when ever i try to install it on my honeycomb device

    you have to wait until 10.2 is released where there is native tablet support

  • Anonymous

    That is one bizarre commercial.

  • Not bad, not bad.

  • Oh great, that ad captures what really motivates me to consider buying a tablet. I wanna turn from being a real cool dude walking down the street into some Transformers-like robotic/rocket ship thingie.

  • Anonymous

    WTH!

  • Droid_Dizzy

    Yes my second cheers on the site!!! Too bad im not willing to pay $800 for it though.

    • Tcal

      $599 on-contract, actually

  • Anonymous

    Too nerdy for my liking. Who do they think will be buying the Xoom? A bunch of Transformers lovers?

    • Joker

      I am buying it and I do not like transformers : P

      • Anonymous

        I bet your are not buying it because of that commercial! I think the Xoom looks super-cool and am contemplating one as well (used likely). But not becaue it will turn me into transformer :). Maybe there are a bunch of people who are on the fence who really need the possibility of turning into a transformer to be pushed over the edge.

        All joking aside, I think it is an attempt to ride on the coat-tails of the Droid campaign with having to pay Lucasfilm.

        • Tcal

          I think the point of this is commercial is to catch the viewer off-guard in a way that makes it memorable.

          • Anonymous

            I agree. There are a lot of things they are trying to accomplish – a viral
            video is one of them. Just my opinion though that the robot thing is played
            out. Maybe I am not giving credit the fact that it has a scarcity of apps
            compared with its competition and there isn’t a lot to advertise yet except
            for books, email, maps… basically Google stuff (which I am a big user of,
            don’t misunderstand where my tech affection is).

          • Anonymous

            I agree. There are a lot of things they are trying to accomplish – a viral
            video is one of them. Just my opinion though that the robot thing is played
            out. Maybe I am not giving credit the fact that it has a scarcity of apps
            compared with its competition and there isn’t a lot to advertise yet except
            for books, email, maps… basically Google stuff (which I am a big user of,
            don’t misunderstand where my tech affection is).

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • I like it. Kind of reminds me of the Droid X commercial/mini-movie.

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

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  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Awesome. Stupid. Awesome. Awesome. Huh?

  • Djspikezz

    badass sci fi commercial for the win. Yes how about showing people what it does.. They’re just creating buzz right now.. Im sure the following commercials will start informing people of it’s awesomeness

  • Anonymous

    that ad had enough flash in it to last me until Spring 2011.

  • Bucho2k

    At least this ad shows you what their new device does. ::rolls eyes::

  • Catsnjags

    I’ll take the face of the gal in the Super Bowl ad over this one. Sorry… In Love.

  • “The XOOM is so immersive that it literally encases you in metal”

  • So im guessin this device is not safe to use indoors…

  • Anonymous

    Marketing 101: AIDA: Attention, Interest, Desire, Action

    This ad only got my “attention” because it’s on Droid Life. I’m not “interested” in a device that gobbles me up. I don’t have much “desire” to purchase a device that isn’t finished yet. My “action” will likely involve saving $800 for another day.

    Dear Moto,

    We understand that the original Droid was your best Android seller, but it’s not because Flash was released later. On behalf of your ever dwindling group of device fans, I beg you to get your sh*t together.

    • Anonymous

      Well said my friend.

    • Flyerwire

      so what you are saying is that flash doesn’t matter, because the original droid didn’ t have flash on it anywhere near launch.

      • Anonymous

        IMHO, the device won’t be finished until they take that 3G radio out and sell it for $600.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take 500 of that 800 and spend it on that Toshiba Tablet.

      • Tcal

        Its $599 on contract.

        • Anonymous

          I saw that this morning.

    • Djstar2k2

      lol i guess the full spot will be better. but i think the og droid was their best seller becuz it was the newest ver of android and no skin. and belive or not the moto razar was major popular

    • Joker

      Sorry you cant afford it but people that can will love this beast

      • Anonymous

        Thats what it really boils down to. I am too broke to buy it. Haha! My original droid had very few apps but that changed quickly.

    • Joker

      Sorry you cant afford it but people that can will love this beast

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing more than a teaser guys, calm down. Its just to build hype and get your attention. This is Verizon we are talking about here, with the genius Droid marketing that got everyone’s attention. They’ll do the same with this.

  • Anonymous

    I kinda like it. Obviously I’ll like it more when I see the next :14 -:44 seconds. Highly doubt this is the whole ad.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with ya, I like it too.

    • Anonymous

      it’ll most likely play off the “grab it and it grabs you” theme.

  • yes no flash at launched but they say spring so thats next month??

    • Eric

      yeah or it could mean April, May or June.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome ad.

  • Fredy

    wow i was not ready for that kinda scare me

    • Tom

      O_o

  • Eh. The crippled release of the premium-price-level only device coupled with a 6 month CPU obsolescence (by a factor of FIVE) makes me wonder why they are even bothering to release the product. It is clearly not ready on either the hardware (no SD function or 4G) or software (no Flash? How Jobsian…) front.

    Go back. Wait until it is ready and then release it.

    • Tcal

      Then the iPad 2 comes & the Xoom sales plummet.

  • Thank goodness Android’s products don’t suck because the advertising they do to “pump consumers” for them certainly does.

  • DroidX

    So does the spaceship come with the Xoom. If so 799.99 is a bargain and I will take two.

    • Tcal

      Ha!

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, these ads are pitiful! Show what the damn phone does, not that some cgi spaceship is going to come and get you. Why do they think this will convince anyone but fanboys to buy the xoom over the ipad?

    • Anonymous

      As if this is going to be seen in the mainstream media. Last time I checked, the networks weren’t selling 16 second ad space.

      • sure they do.. they are called bookend spots.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, meaning you purchase a :30 spot, and split it into two.

    • Naviblue

      Don’t think it’s a phone bro.

  • Game_face38

    first