Sprint uses sleight of hand to make Android model run on the BlackBerry OS

Sprint uses sleight of hand to make Android model run on the BlackBerry OS
Sprint's advertising agency might have been out to lunch on this one. A recent commercial for the Android flavored Motorola Admiral showed the handset, which strongly resembles a BlackBerry model thanks to the physical QWERTY keyboard under the screen. One part of the ad showed a close-up of the device in use which gave viewers a chance to view the OS on the phone. Somebody must have been fooled by the resemblance because a good look at the screen shows that the Motorola Admiral in the ad isn't running Android like it should, and instead is running the BlackBerry OS.

The average television viewer or smartphone user might not have even noticed the gaffe, and it might have had nothing to do with that lookalike QWERTY on the Motorola Admiral. But common sense tells us that someone mistook the phone for a BlackBerry device and inserted the incorrect OS in the ad. It's not a big deal and we're sure that the boo-boo hasn't cost Sprint any sales of the device. It's just a story for you to chuckle about and pass along at the water cooler heading into the weekend.

source: Crackberry

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Admiral
  • Display 3.1" 480 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1860 mAh(9.00h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Blackberry os = ancient

2. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

pl. blackĀ·berĀ·ries. 1. the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus. Blackberry; a phone?

3. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

wow thats good

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

maybe the phone is modded?

5. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

What about being an Android phone with a custom BB theme?

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

good point - what is with the thumb down retards?

6. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

more than likely like in any ads on tv or print usually use a "simulation of actual Screen" so probably photoshopped into by the ad agency

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

OMG it's a fraudulent ad! We must now hate motorola, blackberry, and sprint!!! /sarcasm Another case of the advertising department making something look bad

8. HardReset

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

I wonder if apple will sue this commercial??

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