After weeks of hype, here it is, the Samsung Super Bowl ad featuring the Galaxy Note with a backing track from, once famous rock band, The Darkness. The Galaxy Note was just only recently launched in the US. The ad follows along the “Samsunged” track laid down by Samsung’s latest series of commercials (you can see the whole “Samsunged” series here).
In terms of the commercial itself, it’s nothing special actually. In fact, we’ll go as far to say that the previous Samsung ads were so much better and judging by the Twitter responses after the ad aired, it’s pretty much safe to say that many that followed the hype were underwhelmed with the ad as well. We expected much more from the ad considering the hype and the quality of the previous ads in the series.
When we heard that the Samsung ad will also feature footage shot using the Galaxy Note, we expected to see the device used extensively in the production of the commercial. Once again, we were left disappointed as only a few snippets of the ad had footage recorded using the Galaxy Note. Out of the full 1 minute 30 seconds duration of the ad, we saw less than 5 seconds were footage taken using the Galaxy Note and they are not immediately noticeable as well.
If you didn’t notice the snippets in the ad shot using the Galaxy Note, there are on min 00:55, 01:02, 1:12 and min 1:16. In each segment, the snippet was around a second and no more than two or three seconds, max.
It’s quite a “meh” ad for us. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section.
Rovio has just released an update for the paid version of Angry Birds over the weekend unleashing 30 new levels into the game plus a secret level that players would be able to unlock after viewing clues on a Rio TV trailer that aired during the Super Bowl game earlier.
Naturally if you’re an Angry Birds fan you’d want to know how to unlock this secret level. Head on after the jump to find out.
Motorola rolled out teaser after teaser, one slightly more convincing than the other, and while we were all sound a sleep the full ad aired during the second quarter of the Super Bowl — probably America’s biggest television event.
It doesn’t change the story but the ad finally gets and ending. One where the boy gets the girl but the characters are not the stars here the Motorola Xoom is.
Looking at the full minute commercial, our conclusion remains the same, that Motorola Xoom is one mighty fine piece of hardware. Even at US$800 (or about RM2,430) retail, the Xoom is still one of the most desirable tablets this year.
Head on to after the jump to enjoy the commercial along with a press statement from Motorola on the story behind the commercial. Tell us what you think.
The theme of the commercial is pretty much confirmed by now. Motorola is taking a swipe at Apple’s 1984 Super Bowl commercial complete with a cameo of the 1984 book written by George Orwell (which the original Apple commercial copied from but never admitted to), and at the same time telling us to break the mould.
While the first teaser was nothing more than some CGI, dramatic soundtrack and fancy words, this new 15 second teaser actually reveals the ad, and it looks very much like the 1984 Apple ad we posted earlier.
Motorola really wants to make a point here and we get it — the Xoom even in those very short 15 seconds, is looking very, very drool-worthy in our eyes.
If you like ads, head over to after the jump for the 15 second Motorola Xoom teaser clip.
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest television sporting events in the United States and it is often a showcase of many award winning commercials for the first time. Ahead of the 46th annual edition of the Super Bowl happening this Sunday, Motorola has released a teaser for its Super Bowl commercial spot and the brand is not shy about its intentions.
The whole theme of the teaser is about breaking free from the establishment. Motorola’s contention is that 2011 looks a lot like 1984 with one authority, one design and only one way to work. This “one” is of course referring to Apple. And 1984 was chosen specifically as a stab at Apple’s 1984 Super Bowl commercial with roughly a similar theme.
Back then Apple was the anti-establishment going against IBM. Now Motorola places Apple as the establishment. We wonder if 30 years from now, the cycle will repeat itself and someone else will label Motorola as the establishment.
Both commercials are available for viewing right after the jump
There’s no doubt that the Xoom can and will give the iPad a run for its money. We’ll even go as far as saying that the Xoom has enough in it to bring the fight to the upcoming iPad 2 as well. Motorola’s first Android tablet has left that much of an impression on us. The question is, when will it come to Malaysia?