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Sprint uses sleight of hand to make Android model run on the BlackBerry OS

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Sprint uses sleight of hand to make Android model run on the BlackBerry OS
Wait a second! Tha's not a BlackBerry

Wait a second! Tha's not a BlackBerry

Sprint's advertising agency might have been out to lunch on this one. A recent commercial for the Android flavored Motorola Admiral showed the handset, which strongly resembles a BlackBerry model thanks to the physical QWERTY keyboard under the screen. One part of the ad showed a close-up of the device in use which gave viewers a chance to view the OS on the phone. Somebody must have been fooled by the resemblance because a good look at the screen shows that the Motorola Admiral in the ad isn't running Android like it should, and instead is running the BlackBerry OS.

The average television viewer or smartphone user might not have even noticed the gaffe, and it might have had nothing to do with that lookalike QWERTY on the Motorola Admiral. But common sense tells us that someone mistook the phone for a BlackBerry device and inserted the incorrect OS in the ad. It's not a big deal and we're sure that the boo-boo hasn't cost Sprint any sales of the device. It's just a story for you to chuckle about and pass along at the water cooler heading into the weekend.

source: Crackberry

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posted on 07 Sep 2012, 10:40 6

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Blackberry os = ancient

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 10:49

2. palmguy (Posts: 283; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


pl. black·ber·ries.

1. the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus.

Blackberry; a phone?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 10:52

3. zekes (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


wow thats good

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 11:34

4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


maybe the phone is modded?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 11:34 2

5. buccob (Posts: 1481; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


What about being an Android phone with a custom BB theme?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:26 2

9. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


good point - what is with the thumb down retards?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 11:41 1

6. rob5150 (Posts: 120; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


more than likely like in any ads on tv or print usually use a "simulation of actual Screen"
so probably photoshopped into by the ad agency

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:15

7. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


OMG it's a fraudulent ad! We must now hate motorola, blackberry, and sprint!!!

/sarcasm

Another case of the advertising department making something look bad

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:54

8. HardReset (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)


I wonder if apple will sue this commercial??

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