New DROID commercial leaves you in suspense

New DROID commercial leaves you in suspense
"Exciting", "Leaves you in suspense", "5 stars out of 5". What sounds like reviews for the latest hit movie is actually describing the latest television ad for the Motorola DROID. Verizon and Motorola are not holding back when it comes to promoting the Android powered handset by using CGI and top notch SFX to keep you from changing the channels or running to the kitchen for a snack. Of course, there is no correlation between the excitement of a commercial and the quality of the handset being advertised. BGR has heard that this spot should start airing this week and as you probably know, Verizon will be launching the DROID on Friday.

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source: BGR


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19 Comments

1. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

"Of course, there is no correlation between the excitement of a commercial and the quality of the handset being advertised." Someone please elaborate. If I am reading this correctly it sounds like another jab at VZW and their handset lineup from the PA staff.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What is there to explain? This commericial is pretty awesome, but now I officialy think that they're trying too hard. What does this commericial have to do with the droid at all? Its a pretty tight commericial, I have to admit, but I think they are trying to max out on the "cool" factor way too much. This is probably going to get a lot of kids to say "oh this phone looks so cool, I have to go buy it."

5. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

If you don't get what this commercial has to do with the Droid there's no hope for you! People who couldn't give a hill of beans are seeing these commercials and running to the web or asking their friends about this phone. My 65 year old grandmother who has never owned a cellphone is suddenly interested in buying 1 after all the press the Droid is getting. That's the point of the commercial; to stir up interest!

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

okay...So I was right. And your grandmother is probably an extranality. I don't think when Motorola or Verizon (or both) were planning this commericial, they had grandparents as target consumers.

10. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

It's not a jab at Verizon at all, what it means is, the Droid doesn't appear to be all that it was hyped up to be. After reading many editors reviews, the Droid is somewhat of a disappointment. However I'm sure because of all the hype, sales will still be robust. We'll just have to wait and see what the actual users think once they get their hands on it. But I doubt it will end up being an Iphone killer, personally I've never had a quality Motorola phone, they seem to be buggy and don't last long.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

all of the reviews i've read seem to be mostly positive.

18. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

EN, Please use your brain before responding to my initial post. I put a quote from PA, and then asked for someone to explain. If there are quotations around a sentence, or even a few words, then it means it was a quote. I understand the commercial, dumb-ass, its not quantum physics.

2. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

i guess this is why verizon is so expensive.. they use our money to make expensive commercials like this..

7. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Motorola made the commercial

14. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yea motorola actually paid for this commercial seeing as to how this is their first droid device. the droid was a joint venture between google and motorola. they both worked on this device as far as design and layout.

16. VZDUBREP

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 22, 2009

Yea its expensive because you have bars everywhere :)

4. uknow85

Posts: 38; Member since: May 28, 2009

don't know about this commercial but i love verizon, great service, good phones, etc

8. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Good phones? It's coming, but we're not there yet.

9. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I saw the commercial last night on CBS, I believe it ran during "The Good Wife". Awesome ad and the phone seems pretty sweet too. Too bad Verizon's service sux in my area(Rural West Tennessee) or I'd definately try it out.

11. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

i wish my droid arrived in my front lawn like that

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think that was a pointless commercial and if i didn't know what the droid was, i wouldn't understand it...totally waste of money in my opinion. :-I

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

It is great marketing for a device, I think theres even a little sense in keeping it a secret and leaving everyone in suspense...Great marketing VZW!! The droid will rock!

15. piratejb

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

ehh im sure once the phone fails people will drop vzw and go back to att.

19. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

While the DROID's overseas cousin, the MILESTONE, supports multi-touch on core items like pinch to zoom on the browser DROID's support is limited to third party apps... that phone and the iphone is cool but with out the apps it sucks i mean you can hack it but you can get windows mobile on it i say the omnia 2 beats them hands down and if you like to know why read the info on them and with the new omnia 2 thats the i920 you can turn it in to anything you like windows xp and more the Motorola DROID can be hacked but it cant do what windows can on my omnia i910 i can play psp games on it and do so much with out paying for sissy apps just to make your phone look good lol i say think and look before you buy i dont need a iphone thats only cools with the apps or the Motorola DROID that only cool with the apps if you love your home computer and thats what you like to do with your phone get a windows mobile phone and on the Motorola DROIDs Internet it sucks look at skyfire that the same thing with that omnia or omnia 2 i can do almost everything my PDA and its all for free no apps to buy just good clean hacking so read before you buy what your phone can do for you and what you need i like my cell to do everything like my pc lol anyways thats my 2cents and dont get mad sorry to everyone if you got mad but its really what you like to have llol

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