Manny Pacquiao gently handles an HP TouchPad in the tablet's first TV ad

Manny Pacquiao gently handles an HP TouchPad in the tablet's first TV ad
HP promised an ad bonanza with the launch of its webOS devices, for which it sprinkled various celebrities like Lady Gaga or Kanye West with more than $10 million.

It is ploughing ahead now with the delivery of said ads, and the first one for the HP TouchPad features none other than Manny Pacquiao, the first boxer in the history of the sport to win ten world titles. He already has some experience advertising the HP Veer munchkin of a phone.

The multi-faceted Pacquiao, who is also a congressman of in the Philippines, handles the HP TouchPad with ease, showing off the multitasking capabilities and the full Adobe Flash support of the platform, which you can see in the ad below. We cracked up when we saw the "Congress in session" entry in the HP TouchPad's calendar app.

When star boxing champions like Manny Pacquiao demonstrate geeky slate gear, then you know that the mobile computing phenomenon called tablets has become mainstream.

via PreCentral

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1. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

I love Pacquiao. It's too bad that Mayweather won't fight him. Mayweather is always so cocky and arrogant but he won't put his money where is mouth is when it comes to fighting Manny!

2. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

I agree, but I hope this comment section doesn't runaway and become a Pacquiao vs, Mayweather thread. That being said, I think the HP Touchpad is pretty cool, and it always looked like the WebOS was meant for a touchpad over those tiny phones that was put out. Also, why the chuckle when "congress in session", he is a congressman in the Phillipines after all.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Love WeBOS, (own the Pre Plus) Respect the world out of Manny. While I am not in the market for a tablet yet, I would buy the Touchpad just on principle if I was. Floyd wants zero, nada, nothing to do with a fight with Manny until Manny is past his prime when Floyd will be more confident in beating him. Floyd is going to fight Victor Ortiz in September mostly to get a little cash in the bank. His undefeated record means more to him than anything. Sorry Chakra- couldn't help myself....

3. TDroid21

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

I wonder how many touchpads pacman broke during making of teh ad? LoL XD

4. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Go MANNY!!!!!!!

5. sammy xed unregistered

is manny doing the "f**k Y*U!" sign on the thumbnail???? lol

7. Borroms unregistered

I love this commercial. It's so manny. Haha! Millions of hits! - love it LOL

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