On the day that Amazon announced the Fire Phone, we opened up a thread for you all to weigh in with your immediate thoughts. Some of the shorter reactions included “Junk!” and “Hot garbage,” “Overpriced,” “Poop,” and “D.O.A.” Another said “It’s basically an Android phone with everything we love about Android removed and replaced with gimmicky garbage.” Others dropped lists of issues they had with the phone like, “overpriced, over customized, and shouldn’t be restricted to one carrier.”
We, of course, pointed out what we consider to be the biggest flaw pulled straight from the Fire Phone’s Amazon listing, which showed that zero Google apps are included or available to it. I think it is safe to say that the DL community is not exactly excited about Amazon’s first phone. (more…)
Verizon is going to announce XLTE on Monday, according to our sources. We know that the point of this rebranded LTE network is to brag about Verizon’s use of AWS spectrum that will double bandwidth in cities across the US. It should be awesome for Big Red customers in major cities, especially since its network has been struggling as of late to keep up with the strain that has been placed on it thanks to a growing number of connections.
In yet another sign that XLTE is all-but-confirmed, we have what may be the first commercial for the newly rebranded network. Thanks to a clip posted to Vimeo by the art director for McGarryBowen, a major marketing firm that does all sorts of work for Verizon, we get to see how XLTE will be introduced to the world. Assuming this commercial made the cut, we will see Verizon talk about opening up space, giving you more bandwidth, and allowing you to no longer wait in line. (more…)
Milk Music. Family time. Hitting the gym. Playing with your kids and their friends. Taking trips with the crew, top down in the coupe. Higher resolution camera than the iPhone. Heart rate monitor. Water resistance. Traveling. Kicking the skinny girls’ asses on the trail. All features in the new Galaxy S5 commercial from Samsung.
Oh, and yes, our review is still on the way.
We are just a couple of days until Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S5 hits our shores here in the US. To pump up the American people, Samsung has released a quick TV spot, focusing more on the overall hardware and design of the Galaxy S5, rather than paying a celebrity a fat check to talk about nonsense. (more…)
What do you do if you are HTC, are barely hanging on for dear life in the mobile race, have zero marketing budget, and just released your latest phone that needs to be a winner in order for you to survive? Apparently, you hire Gary Oldman and have him say nothing related to your product other than “Blah blah blah” and “Ask the internet” about it.
I wouldn’t say that the spot is worse than those embarrassing Robert Downey, Jr. “Hipster Troll Carwash” commercials, but it’s not giving us much. I know that HTC needs to do something different while spending wisely, but talking about your product might help, you know, sell it. Maybe a feature mention or two? At least take it out off the dark and actually show it off? (more…)
I’m mostly speechless after watching this new ad for the LG G Flex, but in a fantastic way. It is so completely, 100%, can’t-be-argued, brilliant on a number of levels.
Talking bearded hands that can be fed cheesecake while attacking you with a crab claw? That awkward moment where you take your sexual conversation over garlic too far, resulting in a kitchen counter hump session? “Wolverine, like a BAAWSS.”
Yes to all of it. Do more of this LG, do more.
Samsung kicked off a new marketing campaign this morning using ads that show off both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 up against Apple’s latest and greatest. They are to the point in their praise of the features filling up their Galaxy products while making sure we all know the same can’t be said for the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. They are casual in tone, at times silly, and will certainly help reinvigorate a battle we have been watching for years now. (more…)
And the oddest match-up of the century goes to, T-Mobile and Tim Tebow. In the UnCarrier’s latest commercial, the out-of-work quarterback pokes fun at himself, as he continues life without an NFL contract. Get it…T-Mobile and no contracts?
During his time without one, Tebow has been able to deliver babies, save puppies from burning buildings, do his own stunts in B-movies, call out Iceland during a world peace meeting, throw actual moonshots, and take selfies with Bigfoot. Who knew that being out of work could be so awesome for Mr. Shirtless-in-the-rain.