Posts tagged ‘Motorola Xoom’

February 23, 2011

Xooming to the Oscars

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

On Sunday, the hosts and nominees will be opening more than the winner’s envelope. They will be opening a nice black leather Motorola envelope with a gold Xoom inside 🙂

At $599 a pop on a two year contract, this is a nice perk of being rich and famous.

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

The rich and famous would have preferred an iPad 2 (Steve Jobs is rumored to launch the iPad 2 on March 2) instead of a Xoom (gold or not!) 🙂

If you are an Oscar lover with an iOS device, here’s an App that will give you the insider look to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The Oscar Backstage Pass is created by Academy and ABC for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In the days leading up to the Oscars, the App will give you access to interviews and key Oscar moments from the past.

If you are like me, you will love the red carpet action on the App.  You can access multiple live streams of celebrity arrivals and switch cameras and camera angles. And of course, you also get the back stage action along with post awards interviews and even the Governor’s ball after the show.

My only complaint with the App is that it costs $0.99. Academy wants to keep the Oscars exclusive while making money off of it. A free App would have sky rocketed their viewer-ship. Don’t you think?

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February 8, 2011

Google vs. Apple Super Bowl commercials

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

Did anyone get to watch all the Android and Apple ads at Super Bowl yesterday? Because GoogleChic and I didn’t. Despite all our efforts to get everyone at the party to focus on the TV during commercial breaks and keep the noise down, we could only watch the Sony PSP, Motorola Xoom, AT&T iPhone and Verizon iPhone ads. So we dug around the net and found the commercials that we missed. What we thought of them?

Sony Xperia Play: This phone would have been an awesome phone maybe ten years ago. Sony made two separate devices, a PSP and a phone. Who thought combining the two would take them half a decade and really, who cares about the droid to human evolution?

Motorola Xoom: You probably remember the preview that Motorola released before Super Bowl. The Super Bowl commercial had the same 1984  aura with the theme “Empower the People”. There is one guy who stands out amongst the rest of people who are in white jumpsuits and white headphones. GoogleChic, it appears to me that Motorola is acknowledging Apple’s place in tech history. The ad doesn’t say what Xoom can do better than an iPad 😉 Motorola Xoom is expected to cost $800 (that’s a steep $300 more than the iPad). Ouch, are you paying for that million dollar commercial?

Google Search: I think this is an old commercial but I actually like this one! The key is to focus on the product (not the robot, not the guys with the white ear phones) 🙂

AT&T and Verizon iPhone: We had covered these two ads earlier. It cracks me up every time I see AT&T and Verizon playing the iPhone tug-of-war 🙂

Sony PSP Commercial


Google Search Commercial

Motorola Xoom Commercial

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

I’m at a loss for words. There are people who watch the Super Bowl for the game and there are people like us who watch the Super Bowl for the ads and we missed half of them!

You all know how much I like Angry Birds. How many of y’all caught the secret code in the Rio trailer? We at least caught the Rio trailer but I sure missed the code! Now that I know where to look it sure is a lot easier 🙂 (0:27 in the clip below).

If you want to know how to use the code, check out the video below.

P.S. What was y’alls favorite commercial?  Mine was the Doritos ad. I still can’t stop laughing every time I see this!

February 1, 2011

1984…XOOM into the future with Motorola

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

Check out the super bowl teaser for the Motorola XOOM. The XOOM will be the 1st 10.1 inch tablet running Honeycomb (Android 3.0). It also sports a 1GHz dual core processor and supports 1080p video playback, pretty sweet huh? Well what’s even sweeter is Motorola’s teaser taking a jab at Apple 😉

“It is time to live a free life”! If this is the teaser I wonder what will happen on super bowl day! AppleGirl and I are getting together not to watch the game but the ads 😉

More about the Motorola XOOM

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

GoogleChic, I hope you have considered the fact that Motorola Xoom will be competing with iPad 2 (rumored to be released in the next few months). The new iPad is expected to have a dual core, a better display with front and back cameras. The choice between the two OS’s is obvious.  I would rather buy a well tested, aged and tablet optimized software (iOS) than an OS that is not even commercially released.

As for the ad, GoogleChic, there have been a lot of Android phones and tablets (the very few that are out there) that said the same thing about Apple. They haven’t  budged Apple from being the top dog 🙂

While we are talking about 1984, check out Apple’s 1984 ad!


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