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Verizon's upcoming ad for HTC 8X again focuses on familiarity with Windows

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Verizon's upcoming ad for HTC 8X again focuses on familiarity with Windows
This is confusing, says Verizon

This is confusing, says Verizon

On Saturday, we showed you Verizon's new ad for the Windows Phone 8 flavored Nokia Lumia 822. We pointed out that the idea of the spot was to show you how familiar you already are with Windows, which makes a device like the Nokia Lumia 822 easy to use. It seems that Verizon wants to continue to use that theme with its first ad for the HTC 8X, which is now available at Verizon stores in black only. The blue version is expected to ship as soon as tomorrow, with the red variant due to leave the warehouse on November 27th.

The upcoming ad for the Verizon HTC 8X is titled "Ummm/Ohh" and will soon be interrupting your favorite prime time shows. The commercial shows a number of situations involving screens or electrical hookups that would make one confused enough to say "Ummm". Of course, seeing the HTC 8X and Windows Phone 8 screen elicits a sound of familiarity such as "Ohh," which once again points out how easy Windows Phone 8 is to use, because you've already used Windows on a PC.

The HTC 8X is $199.99 with a signed two-year contract, from Verizon. Check out our review of the handset by clicking on this link.

source: YouTube via WPCentral

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posted on 18 Nov 2012, 16:06

1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Verizon why offer This crap.... It doesn't stand a chance....

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 16:23 3

2. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


shush again your talking with so much hate.....did windows hurt you in some way

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 16:33 4

3. winddroid (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Have you used WP8? It's easy to use, stable and fast. It might not be for you but what it does it does very well. Verizon and AT&T pushing it will at least give it a chance.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 18:18

5. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Windows had a chance in 2008; they gave the ball to Android, the rest is history! I must say, though, aside from those hideously horrendous tiles, the Lumia 822 is a nice device. And, if the Lumia 822 is nice, I can only imagine the Lumia 920 (I will make it a point to step into an AT&T this week). Unfortunately, I have more faith in Android at this point and am anxiously awaiting Verizon's Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 18:24

6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


more faith...faith doesnt come into it

why do so many on here take sides and decide that there chosen os must be seen as the best

android is great but doesnt mean we dont need choice. wp8 should continue to evolve and become even better. the tiles arent ugly people go over the top on that

besides look at ios was the best now not so much, android wont be on top for ever theres always something new that overtakes it. mite be next year could be in 5 years time

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:02

9. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Listen chaoticrazor, before you go off the deep end and have a baby, I couldn't agree with you more and I am very glad that Windows Mobile actually has a few decent handsets. However, I know first hand how Microsoft evolves and devolves and, personally, for me at this point, I enjoy my Android apps', games and OS to revert to something that is still a work in progress. Like the gentleman below, I would rather wait a couple more iterations before passing final judgement. In the meantime, I am quite happy with Android until Microsoft restores my faith in their mobile OS. And, even then, if my Android OS isn't broken, why replace it? But, it's good to know that at least I'd have an option other than that fruity OS from Cupertino (if Android fell apart).

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 18:28 2

7. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The Lumia 920 is a very nice device. I have the red one, and my biggest complaints are the poor battery life, the dearth of great apps at reasonable prices, and the girth of the Lumia. It IS snappy, the screen is nice, and the camera is fantastic. Unfortunately, I have an N4 coming in tomorrow, and a Note II on Friday, so the Lumia (and one of those two) is odd man out. This is the third chance I have given WP (Focus, L900, L920), and while it is much closer, it isn't quite up to par with iOS and Android flagships. I'm sure I will try again on the next-gen handsets.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:08 1

10. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I completely agree with you. I'm sure that Lumia 920 is really nice. My Galaxy Note 2 will be bought in-store on the 29th (sooner if Verizon does an early release)!!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 17:36 1

4. Credo (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I just want the 7.8 update, couse there are no Windows Phone 8 devices for sale here in Belgium -_- and i want to enjoy the new start screen, what a messs

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:01

8. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Who cares what television commercial Verizon will be running? As stated in the article, this is the second time this week we are subjected to this nonsense.

Newsflash....those of us who live in the USA have already seen the advertisement.

You getting a kickback from vzw to be spewing articles about their television advertisement campaign?

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 19:13 1

11. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well how about for those who arent in the usa and havent seen the ads. and before you say you dont need too its always good to see whats on offer and happening around the world

so if it bothers you why did you look at the article? and then take the time to comment

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 21:55

12. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I said I'll pass to the Lumia 822 b/c on paper it looked chinsey but after holding it in my hand it was actually much nicer & sturdy esp. to be considered low-mid range. It's a smooth software & I like the arrangement which seems to have come a long way since WP7. Android & iOs seems to still outshine WP but they are making moves in the right direction. I'd put the 8X against the latest phones out today.

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