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Oops! Too much photoshopping results in Windows Phone version of Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR M

Oops! Too much photoshopping results in Windows Phone version of Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR M
When photoshopping goes bad
When photoshopping goes bad

When photoshopping goes bad

Have nothing to do on a Saturday? Here's something that could be amusing. Grab your phone, run over to your local Verizon store, show them the ad below and ask when this new Motorola Windows Phone will be in stock. This could be fun if you get a young rookie rep who is just starting and wouldn't know the difference between a handset and a toaster oven. He will probably excuse himself for a minute while he goes in back to ask his boss about that "new Motorola Windows Phone we're advertising". Finally, you might as well let the poor sap off the hook and tell him that it was Verizon's photoshop-happy marketing department at fault.

As you can tell from the close-ups, the phone being used in the ad is the Motorola DROID RAZR M with a Windows Phone 8 screen and controls photoshopped on to that edge-to-edge display. Yeah, we don't get it either. If you're going to run an ad for the Nokia Lumia 822, why not use the Nokia Lumia 822 in the ad?

We get that those happy people drinking Coca-Cola are consuming something else in front of the camera because the beverage does not photograph well enough for a commercial. But there would seem to be no excuse for this. Nonetheless, if you play this just right, you might be able to confuse a poor kid and at the same time, spend some hours testing out phones in the store. Sounds like a good Saturday to us.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:42 6

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Trolling trolling everywhere :(

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:48 3

8. abdane (Posts: 471; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


more like Motorola DOWS Razr M !

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:44 7

2. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


isnt the girl just looking at a screen shot of the route he just biked? just a thought

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:47 5

3. Basharhd99 (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


or maybe he sent her a picture?

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:56

4. e.wvu (unregistered)


It was more of a picture message that he sent from his Windows Phone.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:14 3

5. dakalter (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


if it was a picture he sent from the phone the motorola would still have the android soft key buttons on the bottom.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:21 4

6. sid07desai (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Now how about a Lumia 820 running Jelly Bean?

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:24 2

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hmmmm.... suggesting windows phone come to android here? or maybe a new motorola windows phone?

i say bring on the nokia powered by android phone! lool

im playn guys i know its still early for this :)

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:09 5

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Verizon is the worst out of all of the carriers at photoshop. xD

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:20

10. yousef8824 (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


how to make this phone
1- go buy motorola razr i
2-get an otg cable
3-copy windows 8 installation files to usb (make an image of the dvd then burn it to usb)
4-boot phone from usb
5-install windows 8 like you do on a pc
6- print the verizon logo on it
7-(important) enjoy

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:31 2

11. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


They also had an add for the Nokia Lumia (808?) on Verizon with the Froyo status bar look. And another one where they had the Lumia with an HTC status bar, and when they scrolled back up, it was switched to ICS blue theme -_-

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 15:59 2

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol considering Google owned Motorola Mobile, I think it's a safe bet that Motorola will never make a Windows phone.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 16:10 3

13. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Dang. And I was ready to pre-order. Thanks for ruining it for me, Rory.

*Temper tantrum ensues, throws self on floor*

:-D

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 16:14 3

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


LOL sorry to destroy anyone dreams of a RAZR MAXX HD WM8 phone(which would be pretty awesome if you ask me) =P

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 16:21

15. rbbnice07 (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


you can download the windows os theme for androids. and also certain apps are programmed to have the windows os theme too. so this entire article is idiotic. nice try.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 18:20 1

16. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


OLD!
Noticed this like a week ago.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 20:13 1

17. ckoch125 (Posts: 166; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


This happens all the time, you would think by now verizon would have people who know what they are doing. When I first saw this commercial i was like are they advertising for WP and android in the same commercial?

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 20:45 4

18. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This ad (or its concept) is a rehash if an older Nokia one. It used actors who appeared of Asian descent with each NFC tag indicating the next waypoint, and tracking the progress, making the heart shape. I'll try to find a video of it.

The photoshopping fail is funny. Verizon seems to get a bunch of those. Maybe because of their insistence to slap Verizon logos EVERYWHERE on their phones?

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