HTC Gets Violent With the Competition; Hires Baseball's Robinson Cano to Swing Away in New Video

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  1. dgstorm

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    I guess HTC's marketing team decided that "literally" bashing the competition in a new video ad would be better than simply extolling the virtues of their new HTC One M9. HTC hired baseball Allstar Robinson Cano to demolish several competitor smartphones with his trusty bat.

    Cano steps up to the plate and unleashes pure slo-mo destruction on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6, and LG G3. While mildly entertaining to watch, we can't help but wonder if something more creative and constructive might have made for a better use of PR resources. What do you guys think?

    Here's a link to our dedicated HTC One M9 section for further discussion: HTC One M9 and M9 plus Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    Mariners are going to the World Series this year. BANK IT
     
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    So smart phones don't make good baseballs?
     
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    Not sure how to take the literal meaning of smashing the competition. I'd prefer a M9 driving a bulldozer over them.
     
  5. dgstorm

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    They definitely don't travel far. No home runs with these devices! :p
     
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    "Going against convention" by offering class trailing screens, visually unbalanced design and telling everyone that a flagship doesn't need OIS.
     
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    It would have impressed me if he had taken a whack at an HTC phone and it stayed in one piece. Otherwise meh.
     
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    Another HTC advertising commercial that makes no SENSE. Will they ever learn.
     
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    It looked cool. However, HTC is once again failing to show me what it is about their phone that I should switch over to them for.