TV Commercial Already
I saw a Motorola Atrix commercial on TV today, not ATT but Motorola. I know there were rumors about a March 1st launch but if the launch is another month and a half away why start now?
Maybe the launch is sooner than we all think. Let's hope!
- 01-16-2011, 12:31 AM #2
- 01-16-2011, 08:33 AM #3
I wonder if the March 1 date that has been shown in pictures is a "last possible target" date, for lack of a better term. In other words, we have to have it out no later than March 1, but if it's ready to go, we're launching earlier. And the commercials and advertising being indicative that they think they will be ready to go sooner than later?
I don't know, just the opinion of someone who buys phones, not manufactures or disitributes them.
- 01-16-2011, 08:55 AM #4
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- 01-16-2011, 04:23 PM #7
If it makes any difference, I was in a best buy mobile store the other day, and the AT&T rep was briefing the leads and GM about the Atrix and its features. I couldn't see the sheet they were all looking at, but I assume it had other info (like launch dates) as well.
Would the AT&T rep be briefing them if the launch was as far away as March 1st?
- 01-16-2011, 11:13 PM #8
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- 01-17-2011, 10:59 AM #10
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I'm voting for last week of January or first week of February. The word from the reps showing the phone at CES was 'in the coming weeks.' The commercials rolling are another argument for an earlier than later release and AT&T wanting to misdirect from the VW iPhone launch is another.
But, that all could be me wanting to interpret it all that way. The sooner the better for me.
- 01-17-2011, 11:35 AM #11
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- 01-18-2011, 05:44 PM #15
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The thing I find a little strange is that the Ad doesn't really "fit" during the slot they are airing it. I mean, you're watching a play-off game (where I saw it) with some friends, yelling at the refs for cheating, etc., and then the Ad comes on. A teaser Ad like that might be fine, but the average person is not going to run and get their laptop during a football game for a teaser Ad.
Now, if you throw a little more "nerd" speak into that "fasted phone" stuff (every company has the "greatest" phone), I think you have a winner. Give the people something that they will remember after the game.
If you say something like "With a dual-core, 16GB included storage, etc.." the Atrix is the fastest phone ever, they'll go "Wow Dual-Core! I thought only laptops had that, cool, I'll check that out". Just my thoughts.
- 01-18-2011, 05:54 PM #16
- 01-18-2011, 06:00 PM #17