Robert Downey Jr. gets replaced by Gary Oldman in HTC's new ads
posted by Alan F. / Mar 25, 2014, 5:48 PM
So the Taiwan based manufacturer decided to go with Oldman for a couple of ads. The first spot has Oldman repeating , "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah," and just as you are about to wish for Downey Jr.'s return, Oldman says, "It doesn't matter what I say, because the all new HTC One is designed for people who form their own opinions." And there we have it, perhaps the most truthful comment even uttered on a celebrity endorsement." The second spot is merely a longer version of the first ad. Hope you're a Gary Oldman fan because the last twenty seconds or so is just the camera slowly moving in on the actor.
We were really hoping that HTC might have learned its lesson after last year's fiasco. Honestly, would seeing either ad on television make you want to run out and buy the new HTC One (M8)? HTC has admitted having problems with marketing its products and luckily for the Taiwan based manufacturer, the new HTC One (M8) has been the recipient of a ton of hype. But that will only go so far.
source: HTC (1), (2) via AndroidAuthority
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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RDJ probably commands a very high price point
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 5:54 PM 1
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Yep money talks.
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 7:52 PM 1
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Quite honestly, I think these commercials were made for sites like Phonearena where you have a bunch of "knowitalls" who claim this is the worst phone since the iPhone, think the phone should be made of diamond encrusted adamantium-vibranium, have 20gb of RAM and a 300 megapixel camera. In short, they do see and hear what's said about them and are making fun of all the "knowitalls".
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 5:58 PM 5
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Honestly the phone is a Diamond itself, but the camera killed it for me since i need those extra Megapixels, Hopefully HTC will sell big with this one. They are my favorite OEM even if i currently don't use any of their devices :/
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 6:22 PM 2
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HTC's marketing STILL needs a lot of work
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 5:58 PM 7
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It doesn't, it's just the fact the One M8 has nothing to show for it. If they were to show off it's features, they could just air their old HTC One commercials because those are the selling points of the M8 too with nothing new added to the table.
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 7:49 PM 1
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Should I choose a phone which is not water and dust resistant (unlike its competitors) ? Is almost the size of a phablet for a 5 inch phone ? Supports a not so impressive 4mp camera ? A non-removable 2600 mah battery ? A camera which doesn't record 4k ? Has no OIS (unlike its predecessor) ? The answers is in front of you.....
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 6:00 PM 2
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1. Yes its a first world problem, not having a water resistant phone. Until Sony did it a year or so ago no one cared or gave a f-uck. Its nice addition, nothing that we really need. No matter how good the water resistant is you are always risking a 600-800$ phone being destroyed by a small crack or opening after using the phone. Its not built as well as water resistant cameras. 2, And how is it not impressive? Last year it was ok. This years it seems like its good in day light and great at low light. 3. You think an average user cares for removable battery? Iphones, LG's, Nexus and few other flag ships seems not to care and sell very well. 4. 4K? Please tell me how an average user has a 4K TV? 4K needs years before it becomes the standard. This is just the beginning. It took us almost a decade to move from 480p to 720p and 1080p 5. Looks like OIS made the camera have that purple tint, thats why they removed it. Anyway not a big deal. The answers are in front of you, but you are just a sad hater.
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 6:07 PM 8
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Couldn't have said it better, To all the haters that were also hating the M7 last year, just one question which phone won numerous awards and was praised the most, also was crowned the best smartphone in 2013? Hmm, I can't remember, was it the Galaxy s4 or the Iphone 5s or the Lumia whatever. In the words of Daniel Bryan No, No, No, No, No. The HTC ONE M7 was the best, and this year the M8 will be the best, YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 6:34 PM 3
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check youtube the phone is water resistant :D
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 7:47 PM 1
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Ohoho, big words there boy, what warranty are actually talking about ?! Like the one for the S4 active ?!?(the one marketed as waterproof but without any warranty whatsoever) Get an s5 first...read t&c and then talk about warranty.
posted on Mar 26, 2014, 4:15 AM 1
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Your most likely gonna put a case on even if it is water/dust proof/resistant and again if specs all you care about then get another phone
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 10:30 PM 0
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I'm sorry, but CHARACTER ACTORS ain't gonna cut it! Another fail A Music Artist or a popular athlete will probably do it...but Mr Oldman? Gawd, whoever thought of that idea needs to be fired
posted on Mar 25, 2014, 6:14 PM 2
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