New Verizon Ad FAIL: iPhone beautiful / Droid kludge, which side are they on?

Saturday, December 5, 2009
By OP Editor

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Verizon Droid: Comparable to Killer Robot

In their latest tv ad, Verizon claims that the Droid: “it’s not a princess, it’s a robot.”

Here is the Verizon Droid’s poster image:

Droid Motorola Front, Verizon Wireless vzw evil red robot eye

Seems like the Verizon executives believe having an evil red eye in their product is a good thing.

Homicidal Robot

HAL9000 homicidal killer robot, 2001 A Space Odyssey, with red eye

The 1968 science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered by many critics as one of the greatest films ever made, known for its story, pioneering special effects, and portrayal of artificial intelligence gone wrong.

HAL9000, commonly known as HAL, is the central Villain in the movie. It is a homicidal robot that tries to kill its owners. HAL, the killer robot is successful at murdering all but one human on board the spaceship.

Opposite of User Friendly

Sure, Verizon is advertising to the anti-Apple crowd, with the message the the Verizon Droid is the exactly opposite of consumer-friendly devices from Apple. But do they have to choose HAL9000 as their mascot? How innovative.

Perhaps they should say, choose Droid, it’s a killer robot, aka Verizon: we want to put a homicidal robot in your pocket.

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Tags: Analysis, Android, Apple, Droid, Fail, iPhone, Robot, Verizon, Video

7 Responses to “New Verizon Ad FAIL: iPhone beautiful / Droid kludge, which side are they on?”

  1. Oops forgot this one:

    Verizon Droid: get one and forget about beautiful girls, by destroying a phallic object near you!

  2. meowmeow

    What’s funny is the Droid is the much better phone. Who cares about ad campaigns, the Droid is superior on practically every level that the phones can be compared on.

  3. Good morning for all!

    I´m brasilian and i can´t find the significate of american word “kludge” to my idiom (portuguese brasilian).
    Please some people can i help me? (soory my bad english, rsrs)

    Thank you very mutch!

    • Hi Tomé, Thanks for visiting.

      A kludge is a clumsy solution / temporary workaround. The type of solution is often sloppily held by duct tape and would require rework later.

  4. UAU!

    Just it that i went!

    In Brasil the word is: “GAMBIARRA” rs.

    Thank you for your atention and reply!


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