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With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.



Critics bewailed Apple's iPhone 5c as being all wrong and a huge failure when it appeared last year, but it turned out to be the best selling phone in a variety of markets behind only the top of the line iPhone 5s.

In particular, the new iPhone 5c trampled Google's Moto X, which many of the same critics had praised and described as expected to "supercharge" Google's software and services.

Competitors noticed. In April, Microsoft's Nokia began targeting the same demographic of colorful users in its own, ironically named "not like everyone else" ads.

Samsung's own new teaser spots, called "Love Notes," similarly present a series of offbeat personalities wearing lots of youthful colors. In Samsung's case, however, the whimsy is turned up several notches and the characters speak without regard for grammar and without any filter on their sexist or simply ignorant personifications of Samsung's phablet as whimsical graphics are overlaid on them via slick post processing.

The first spot presents Mark Hunter, who operates a curiosity shop "inspired by a 90's teenager's bedroom." He refers to his Galaxy Note as his "life companion," and states, "if my Note was [sic] a person, it would be like a super organized secretary, it would be like, really sexy... short skirt... you know."



A second, presenting "model blogger" Marta Pozzan, puts on colorful costumes and poses for blog shots taken by her platonic, fashionable friend.

"I think this is a little too much," she says while posing with a pink boa over polka dot pants. Her friend flamboyantly replies, "like, too costumey? But it's never too much!"



A third spot by Diva Dompe--a recording artist who fronted LA indie pop band BlackBlack a decade ago and controversially performed in blackface--presents Dompe as a new mother who is creatively inspired by the ability to draw with a stylus.

While the spot fails to show Dompe actually using a music app to compose or perform (instead drawing boxes for cassette tapes using the Note's stylus), she does claim that "The Note is an amplification tool. You can use the crystals that are inside of it to transmit the energy outward."



In a fourth spot, Samsung portrays hair stylist Day Day as using a Note stylus to draw hair designs for clients. "I heard the Note 4 is coming out and it's going to be awesome, guaranteed. Get that," he advises.



One prominent Note user not featured in Samsung's Love Notes campaign is FOSS Patents blogger Florian Mueller, who has reported using the phablet for some time. In April, Mueller noted that he cracked his Note 2 screen, resulting in a replacement that cost $400, roughly the same as what an unlocked Note 2 can be purchased for on Amazon.

Apple offers to replace a broken iPhone 5s screen for $149 via its in-store screen replacement service.
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Samesung!  :lol:

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post #3 of 78
Okay, I think this is just nitpicking now.
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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post #4 of 78

What a dreadfully sad attempt to look/sound/be hip...

 

I wonder if it's meant to be a joke.

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It's mixture of "For the colorful", "What your verse will be", previous TWBA ads, everything what they've ever seen with Apple was put in a blender and voila! ...... Buy some Note!

This company gives all new meaning to word pathetic...
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"if my Note was [sic] a person, it would be like a super organized secretary, it would be like, really sexy... short skirt... you know."
He forgot to mention the blown-up butt, it being all fake in the back.
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Ha! The music photo actually made me wonder if Android's latency nightmare was over, and actual music production was now possible. But she's just amplifying "psychic energy" by drawing while standing NEAR music equipment? Android's music capability may be minimal, but being NEAR irrelevant music gear is within its power.
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Why do certain gay people choose to talk like that? It makes absolutely no sense to me. It's not anything geographic, it's not a trait they learn from their parents. They simply just want to sound "gay"- whatever that means. If I were a homosexual, that dialect would annoy me to no end.

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post #9 of 78
"Dude I want a Note 4" sweet mother of jesus, who writes this shite
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To Samsung: no matter how hard to you try to increase hype for your Note you're still going to get steam-rolled by the new iPhone.

 

A stylus is gimmicky on such a tiny device. Samsung only puts it on their Note (instead of the Galaxy S) which tells you even Samsung doesn't think it's mainstream enough to put on their best selling phone.

 

There are half a dozen announcements all coming up the next 2 weeks. These companies must have idiots working for them to try and gain some media attention so close to an Apple announcement. Either that or they are supremely arrogant.

 

 

Or to put it another way, if Disney announced the next Star Wars movie was coming out Oct 5th, then you'd have to be stupid to release your space adventure movie on the same weekend (or in the weeks following). In terms of announcements, the new iPhone is as big as Star Wars.

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These ads have absolutely no rhythm, no vibe - they're pretty awkward to watch.

 

And the over obvious scripting and feature plugs, my god, please look towards hiring a new marketing team.

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The Note: for the fools who love gimmicks.
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Why do certain gay people choose to talk like that? It makes absolutely no sense to me. It's not anything geographic, it's not a trait they learn from their parents. They simply just want to sound "gay"- whatever that means. If I were a homosexual, that dialect would annoy me to no end.

 

You're not, and because you're not, you probably should refrain from commenting about those subjects for which you admit ignorance. Yes?

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Why do certain gay people choose to talk like that? It makes absolutely no sense to me. It's not anything geographic, it's not a trait they learn from their parents. They simply just want to sound "gay"- whatever that means. If I were a homosexual, that dialect would annoy me to no end.

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why doesn't Samsung just change their name to Apple South Korea?
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To Samsung: no matter how hard to you try to increase hype for your Note you're still going to get steam-rolled by the new iPhone.

A stylus is gimmicky on such a tiny device. Samsung only puts it on their Note (instead of the Galaxy S) which tells you even Samsung doesn't think it's mainstream enough to put on their best selling phone.

There are half a dozen announcements all coming up the next 2 weeks. These companies must have idiots working for them to try and gain some media attention so close to an Apple announcement. Either that or they are supremely arrogant.


Or to put it another way, if Disney announced the next Star Wars movie was coming out Oct 5th, then you'd have to be stupid to release your space adventure movie on the same weekend (or in the weeks following). In terms of announcements, the new iPhone is as big as Star Wars.

Or you know, IFA is starting this next coming week. You know, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances that's been going on around this time of the year for longer than Apple has been making phones.
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why doesn't Samsung just change their name to Apple South Korea?


More like, Apple Lite Inc. or Wannabe-Apple Inc.

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Now THIS is some expensive, labor-intensive trolling.

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Now THIS is some expensive, labor-intensive trolling.

 

Because the work has already been done for them, it's really not that difficult for Samsung to knock-off Apple.

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post #20 of 78

They must have hired the same outfit that made Microsoft's cringe-me-now (now-me-cringe? me-cringe-now?) ads.

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You're not, and because you're not, you probably should refrain from commenting about those subjects for which you admit ignorance. Yes?

I can explain to you why someone from South Central speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I can explain to you why someone from Wisconsin speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I know, and associate with several homosexuals who speak normal- in fact, I just hired a very intelligent and great employee who happened to be homosexual two months ago.

 

I'm ignorant to the over-the-top and unnecessary dialect.  Hence why I asked the question- so please, enlighten me.

 


Edit: I guess I'll just assume it's like being a nerd.  Some act socially "normal", while others embrace thick-framed glasses and star-trek talk.  Still seems like a giant attention-grab though.


Edited by Andysol - 8/27/14 at 1:22pm

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post #22 of 78

Totally disgusting commercials!

 

They're just nonsense, without any meaning to them at all.

 

That commercial showing that girl with a baby who makes music is actually tragic! The ironic part of that commercial is that the girl doesn't actually use her Note to make any music, because she can't! Nobody can! Android sucks donkey balls for making music on! 

 

And that last commercial featured some hairdresser who can barely speak english. It should have been subtitled, not that it would have mattered much, because every one of these commercials is just pure crap.

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Why do certain gay people choose to talk like that? It makes absolutely no sense to me. It's not anything geographic, it's not a trait they learn from their parents. They simply just want to sound "gay"- whatever that means. If I were a homosexual, that dialect would annoy me to no end.

 

You're not, and because you're not, you probably should refrain from commenting about those subjects for which you admit ignorance. Yes?

 

No.

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post #24 of 78

TMS!

 

(too many 'shrooms)

post #25 of 78
Pretty ads, shite phablet.
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My feelings after watching the first two clips. !-p

http://youtu.be/2euz5nIcE6k

( I couldn't take more.)
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Picking the Cobrasnake to advertise your brand what a joke. Besides looking like a hipster clown, the guy is a slime ball.
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http://youtu.be/RJMjJPJp3SQ


Now that's beautiful!

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I don't know how some of you got through those commercials. By the time I got to the third one I was ready to have a snooze. Kudos to those that survived them all!!

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post #31 of 78

Samsung is competing with Xiomi to see who can copy Apple better.

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No.

Guess you showed him.

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I can explain to you why someone from South Central speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I can explain to you why someone from Wisconsin speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I know, and associate with several homosexuals who speak normal- in fact, I just hired a very intelligent and great employee who happened to be homosexual two months ago.

 

I'm ignorant to the over-the-top and unnecessary dialect.  Hence why I asked the question- so please, enlighten me.

 


Edit: I guess I'll just assume it's like being a nerd.  Some act socially "normal", while others embrace thick-framed glasses and star-trek talk.  Still seems like a giant attention-grab though.

I think you missed the lesson about letting people be who they are. You seem to get annoyed by meaningless things.

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Why do certain gay people choose to talk like that? It makes absolutely no sense to me. It's not anything geographic, it's not a trait they learn from their parents. They simply just want to sound "gay"- whatever that means. If I were a homosexual, that dialect would annoy me to no end.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_lisp

 

If you ask me, it's a subtle way of announcing their sexual preference. IDK, just making a suggestion; and, for me, it's a good fit. All I know is, while it doesn't bother me in the least, IDK where, why or how it came about. And it seems that no one else does, either.

 

 

Edit: Linguistic profiling#Gender and sexual orientation 


Edited by Dickprinter - 8/27/14 at 3:26pm
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post #35 of 78
OMG my 10 year old granddaughter can do better than this!
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I agree with you - why hide your ignorance? Proudly let it be seen by all.


Ignorance. That's funny.

 

You know what's ignorant? Talking like a moron. 

You want to be taken seriously? Get a grasp on your native language, grammar, pronunciation, enunciation, and inflection.

 

Want to stir the pot, and set yourself up for ridicule, and then scream "prejudice" and when people don't accept your childish behavior...by all means.

 

Never, at any point, does sexual preference become a part of this conversation ^.

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Or you know, IFA is starting this next coming week. You know, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances that's been going on around this time of the year for longer than Apple has been making phones.

Thanks for letting us know. Since I've never heard of it, I searched for IFA on Bing, and got one hit (on the second page) for an electronics trade show in Berlin next week, leading me to their official website, which had no real information on it.

 

I got dozens of hits for the International Fertilizer Association, though.

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Samesung!  :lol:

As in, "the -Sung Remains the Same"?

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Ignorance. That's funny.

 

You know what's ignorant? Talking like a moron. 

You want to be taken seriously? Get a grasp on your native language, grammar, pronunciation, enunciation, and inflection.

 

Want to stir the pot, and set yourself up for ridicule, and then scream "prejudice" and when people don't accept your childish behavior...by all means.

 

Never, at any point, does sexual preference become a part of this conversation ^.

I only posted my reply to educate the ignorance out of people. You're 100% right and I apologize for perpetuating the topic.

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I can explain to you why someone from South Central speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I can explain to you why someone from Wisconsin speaks the way they do- even though I'm not from there- and "ignorant" to that dialect.  I know, and associate with several homosexuals who speak normal- in fact, I just hired a very intelligent and great employee who happened to be homosexual two months ago.

 

I'm ignorant to the over-the-top and unnecessary dialect.  Hence why I asked the question- so please, enlighten me.

 


Edit: I guess I'll just assume it's like being a nerd.  Some act socially "normal", while others embrace thick-framed glasses and star-trek talk.  Still seems like a giant attention-grab though.

Personally, I feel you don't have to explain yourself. I don't get why some sounded to be offended by your earlier post. I don't get why people talk like that either. For me, it's really annoying and it seems as if they do it for attention. 

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