No bananas killed in making of Motorola Milestone ad

No bananas killed in making of Motorola Milestone ad
Besides the fact that the Milestone supports multi-touch in the browser while the DROID doesn't, the biggest difference between the two devices seems to be the way that Motorola, Verizon and Google advertise the phone in the U.S. vs. how the manufacturer does T.V. ads in the U.K. In the U.S., the DROID is connected with loud explosions, things falling from outer space and landing on Earth with a crash, bananas getting chopped up and sent flying across your Television screen. The DROID is loud, in your face, different. On the other hand, the Milestone ads are no different than the early Vodafone spots for the BlackBerry Storm last year. The phone lets you experience life the way it was meant to be seen. A feminine voice with a reserved British accent tells us a few things about the handset, but does it really grab your attention like the DROID spots? It is somewhat reminiscent of the old  George Karlin skit about the differences between Baseball and Football (In Football you throw the BOMB, in Baseball, you take a walk). Let's face it, some of the contrast between the two styles reflects the differences in culture between the U.S. and the U.K., but we also feel that the trio of Verizon, Motorola and Google knew that they had a potential iPhone challenger and while Big Red had to do something to make people forget the initial launch of the last "iPhone killer"- the BlackBerry Storm- the ads have seemed to work as the DROID is on target for a 1 million sales quarter. Will the Milestone's calmer, less frantic method work as well? Time will tell. Which style do you think sells the device better?

source: Pocket-lint

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7 Comments

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Who is George Karlin?

6. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Panda Home with Maintenance release 1 is awesome. Might have the occasional hiccup but nothing major, and you can have up to 11 home screens.

5. illallowit

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

I don't know...that chicks British accent is pretty hot. Almost makes the commercial worth watching.

2. cid340

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2009

Did anyone catch the lock screen and home screen in landscape? The lack of this option on the DROID annoys me, and I've heard a lot of back and forth on DROIDs having this feature for a few hours after activation, then it suddenly "going away". Even Motorola apparently has gone back and forth, with one tech saying "it was orginally a feature in pre-release, but it was removed", and another saying "it was NEVER a feature, but I'll suggest it". Plus the Milestone has pinch-to-zoom. Now all it would take is if the Milestone somehow has more than 3 home screens, and I'll REALLY feel cheated.

3. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think it's because the new Lock and Sounds off mode from the front slide differently now on the new patch. If you download the Dolphin browser it does have pinch and zoom but it is slightly slower. There is a few apps in the Android Market that are free which will enable more than 3 Home screens. My co worker has 7 on his Droid. I'll try to figure out the name of which one he is using and try to remember to post back here for ya.

4. cid340

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2009

Thank you; I appreciate you checking into it for me :). I tried Dolphin, and the pinch/zoom wasnt very smooth. I've also tried home replacement apps, and they all lagged (and/or caused Force Closures) eventually (Panda Home seemed to be the most stable). Now if someone made an app that JUST added more home screens and nothing else, I doubt lag/FCs would be a problem...haven't found one yet. Also, Iv'e heard that the 2.1 SDK has something about added gesture support...here's to that actually meaning what I HOPE it means...lol.

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1193; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

bananas mite not have been hurt but I fell asleep

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