Nokia N900 video

by brendan on 11/11/2009

I posted a review of the Nokia N900 back in August, and Nokia posted a crazy ad for it online last week. Like as in mentally ill crazy. I’m not sure if this ad makes me want to buy a N900, or hide under my bed, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.

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  1. 11/15/2009ochophosphate says:

    wow… somebody actually got paid to think of that.

    I am now dumber for having seen it.

  2. 11/15/2009brendan says:

    What!? You didn't like it?

    I'll admit, it doesn't do much in the way of describing the phone or its features. But I'd rather watch that than most any other phone ad I've seen. Sure beats the creepy Pre ads or arrogant iPhone ads. And as much as I like the myTouch phone, those cat stevens ads just aren't doing it for me either.

  3. 11/17/2009ochophosphate says:

    Visually neat, yes.

    I guess I was looking at it in a bad context. The length perturbed me because I was imagining seeing that on TV, rather than it being a stand-alone advert… like a viral ad I suppose. It wasn't what I expected which I guess is a good thing. But if I didn't know what it was about going in I would have had no idea what was going on for most of it – and then I would ultimately be let down when I found out it was about a damn cell phone and not some upcoming TV show/movie/video game/LARP. My heart is crushed as I lament the loss of the Emmy-award-winning-scripts that could be penned by the genius that blew our minds with – "I am the medium, I am the message, I am the one." – really?!?

    Seriously, what is going on here? What was this, a brainstorm session with Suity McGee, Captain Neck-brace and Ash the Emo/Tourettes-suffering-wonder-Transformer? Who the hell is he anyway? Why isn't anybody upset that their subject/friend/consultant just turned in to a m'er effin' cell phone?

    I think that because I work with cellular, I hate it all. The Pre ads do indeed suck. I don't mind the droid ads. Saw an HTC one today that didn't make me barf. I see very little TV anymore – so I miss a lot.

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