Latest Droid Commercial...

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  1. jamsesh

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    LOL I just have to pipe in about the "sexism" in the video. I really hope that the offended women don't identify with girls who consider themselves "Miss Pretty" and walk around looking at their own reflections in their phone.

    Thanks for the laugh :)
     
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    Now who's clueless?
     
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    Since I spoke up 2nd about the issue, then I'll respond to this... no... I'm not one of those "Miss Pretty" types at all.. (just ask my BF who is a SEO/SM Director!!! He loves the fact I'm a techie!!)... there's just a lot of violence to the commercial that is so unnecessary. I know their trying to show that the phone isn't meant to be "pretty" & it's meant to be a workhorse... it's what I appreciate about the Droid. However, that being said, there's a rough edge to the commercial (along with the violent underpinnings) which can really turn off the female population....

    Just my 2¢....

     
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    Haha this is great I love playing devil's advocate. Droidfan, I totally agree with you that the commercial portrays the droid as a workhorse. It's not meant to be pretty, it gets stuff done. To me the rough edges show that its a no-nonsense phone, and thus appeals to a market that appreciates this type of device (all of us here.) It's interesting that although you lovely ladies like the idea of the phone being a no-nonsense workhorse, you think most women will be offended by that?
     
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    To be honest, the commercial was kind of blah. It's focus was definitely centered around Male ego for sure. The over all violence wasn't really 'over the top', but definitely appealing in general to the male ego of something practical, not cutesy.

    Male Ego based commercials like that one and the 'bare knuckled' one is about that, since the iPhone is also going for 'style'. The commercial is not about 'style' but something that does.

    Unfortunately, for some people, the 'practical' approach is often male centric and where as style is often viewed as 'female centric'.
     
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    Where in my statement did I say ANYTHING about appearance? I said, since you missed it, SELF IMPORTANT PRINCESSES. This phrase indicates a state of mind and behavior, not appearence. It leaves the reader asking, "if the shoe fits..."

    Erich
     
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    They aren't insulting women. They are insulting devices that are pretty at the expense of quality (like the iphone). Those devices are all dolled up but simply don't deliver.

    If that is what you consider yourself, then be insulted (and ashamed). If not, it was not aimed at you.
     
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    So...did I just miss all that violence or....

    I saw a banana get cut up! O.M.G! So violent!

    Get over it. This phone is not meant to appeal to little girls that get scared off by a bit of a rough edge, ok? While this is not my favorite commercial, it certainly doesn't offend me.
     
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    Agreed. The term "Violence" is quite over-used these days in P.C. bologna. Breaking through a wall is now considered violence? Holy cow no wonder we can't win a war anymore. But, I digress...
     
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    You may see it as aimed at devices. I see a pretty doll which is only a representation of women with the word "clueless" across the face. So, if I choose to put a pretty case on my Droid, I'm not deserving of its qualities because I like pretty things?

    I do think it's amusing that the other poster that did not like the commercial objected to the violence. I really didn't notice that as much as the in your face, you don't belong here message to anyone who considers appearance as a part of their buying decision. I have a Droid because I appreciate the versatility of the OS and can look past the fact that is is rather blah in design.
     
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    It is clearly aimed at devices as ALL of their commercials have been.

    My God, woman! Are you that dense? It isn't about women - at all! It is about the iPhone that put "pretty" over "functional."

    If you don't get that you are hopelessly lost here. I will have to assume you are one of those folks that finds sexism in every action. That, my friend, is what is really holding us women back. Not the Droid commercials.

    But yea, pretty should not be in your top concerns for an electronic device.
     
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    Now, that, I consider a statement of intellegence. Making a paper weight look pretty is an exercise in vain. Making a capable piece of gear like the Droid look pretty is an exercise in intelligent style :)
     
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