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AT&T Ad for HTC Inspire 4G brings the action, the laughs and the 4G network

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AT&T Ad for HTC Inspire 4G brings the action, the laughs and the 4G network
AT&T decided to go for the laughs while promoting the HTC Inspire 4G on television with a commercial. The Android device with the high-end specs is priced like a mid-range model with a $99.99 contract price, and in the television spot, the phone never leaves the hands of a bumbling Detective who accidentally is able to make the collar.

The HTC Inspire 4G has given AT&T customers plenty to think about with its 4.3 inch screen with 480 x 800 resolution, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM and an 8MP camera with dual flash. Sure, while the Motorola ATRIX 4G has the specifications that belong to the newer breed of high-end Android models, it wasn't so long ago that the Inspire 4G would have been considered at the top of the Android food chain. And when you consider the $99.99 price with a signed 2-year contract, the handset offers value which is something not talked about so much in the world of high-end devices.

source: YouTube via AndroidGuys

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posted on 10 Mar 2011, 12:00 1

1. koreampuff (unregistered)

......lols... rude dude alert.
I'm inspired to be rude.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 12:41 2

2. pissedofattgurl (unregistered)

well i have an htc inspire 4G and my boyfriend an atrix 4G. we live in Los angeles we live in a part of town were att service is good we never drop a call or anything like that. but the internet speed is crap! this is my first time with att so far i am not impressed.i had boost mobile before it was ok. so me nd my boyfriend decided to give att a try. its waay better than boost in terms of reception and call quality we get awesome reception and better call quality than boost in our area. but internet is really slow even tho we have full reception and it shows and H+ icon. im sure we are not getting 4G speeds whe i do speed tests we the highest i have EVER gotten is 1.1 mbps down and 89 kbps up. i dont know anything about phones but my sister on t-mobile on her samsung galaxy s 4G is getting 7-10 mbps up and 4-5 mbps down without using wifi thats crazy fast! and she pays a lot less than i do we pay about 170-190 for 2 phones on att my sister pays 80-90 bucks the most for 1 phone on t-mobile also she has unlimited internet we dont. so its not fair why are people on t-mobile getting those fast type of speeds on there 4G network? and us att users are getting crappy speeds on atts supposevly 4G network? i think its not fair also they pay alot less than us att users att is kinda expensive and the internet is slow. im gunna be staying with att for atleast 2 more months if they dont fix this im afraid im going to have to make the switch to t-mobile cuz i wanna have fast internet . even tho i heard t-mobile reception aint that good inside buildings like att . . o well hopefully i wont have to switch cuz i still have hope att will fix things and make there 4G network faster..

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 13:31

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

You may not have the best deals that AT&T has to offer...also if you move up north a few hundred miles you will enjoy the 5MBPS speeds for downloads that I enjoy....

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 15:01

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

neither of those phones have HSUPA enabled which is what's behind getting "4G" speeds out of their HSPA+ radios. from what i'm seeing so far the Atrix is actually not doing that much faster than Verizon's 3G which is slower than AT&T's 3G even though Verizon's is more reliable, AT&T has announced however that they'll turn on HSUPA on their 4G devices via a firmware update so let's not do anything rash here..

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 15:15 1

13. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Let me make sure I understand you. You have slow internet speeds and your sister has these amazing speeds with t-mobile and you and your boyfriend have the near $700 to cancel and switch but your mysteriously holding out hope that in the next 2 months ATT will get their ish together. Now seriously what sense does that make. You know t-mobile has fast net, why not just switch. BTW I have ATT so no hating here just confused with your logic. Seems weird that's all.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 22:00

20. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

cuz she's not real...

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 16:09 1

15. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

Major shill alert, but it was still funny,.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 12:53 2

3. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)

To PissedOffFatGirl:

Enjoy your early termination fee

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 13:04 2

4. frankied101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


posted on 10 Mar 2011, 13:08 2

5. Pings (Posts: 304; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

The thing I don't understand is when ATT gets LTE are they going to call it 5G?

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 13:39 1

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, are you serious.....do some research before posting ....thanks

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:16 1

8. pissedofattgurl (unregistered)

@attcallcenter i dont really care about early termination fees good thing me and my boyfriend both have jobs so we can pay them early termination fees without a problem.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 15:05

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

it's still money you could save if you just decided to have a little patience, you're lucky for the problem you have now has it's fix.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 17:45 2

18. jdoc611 (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)

With your grammar I'm not sure how you have a job.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 18:39

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Rich people have the money to buy anything they want. Just because they can do it doesn't mean they should.

That's why carriers have a nice 30 day return policy. If you don't like the phone or the service, you simply return the phone and you pay nothing.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:51

9. JosephGubbels (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Mar 2011)

This seems to me to be a phone aimed at the those in the mid-range market who want a good phone, but aren't the sort to dish out $200 on contract for the newest and greatest smartphone.
In other words, the high end of the midrange market.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 15:06

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

this is actually the first AT&T ad i've seen that i kinda liked. xD

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 15:36 1

14. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

this is not new???

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 16:41

16. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Is that the dude from the Brett Favre Maybe YouTube video?

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 16:43

17. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

check that. Brett Favre what should i do video mocking Lebron.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 20:10

21. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

So, anyone else think the desciption of the commercial is way off?

I mean, It was funny and I enjoyed it, but I thought the detective does not come accross as bumbling at all [as in the article]. You are left wonding why he is racing through the city, but it clear to me in the end that he catches teh criminal by design, not accidentally...

Oh yeah, I guess there was a phone in the commercial too...

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 21:22

22. Moochacha (unregistered)

Forget the phone--I'll take the detective!

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