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OnePlus hire Iron Man

OK, story time. Get comfortable.. Once there was a company called HTC. They started off making phones and strange things called “PDA’s”, but nobody knew who they were because the networks would put their logos on the devices instead. Then, some years later, HTC got big. Really big. …

Bloody OnePlus 5 advert. Actually quite good.

Good morning all. I’m a little tired today due to the fact that only around four Swissport staff decided to bother turning up to work at Birmingham Airport in the last month or so. The knock on result is a completely terrible experience and an airport which just …

It’s Friday, here’s an advert

It’s Friday. Friday at last. Last night, whilst randomly looking for a YouTube video (and I’ll be honest, I was trying to find some Leslie Chow clips because I’m a bit bonkers), an advert appeared before the video. You know the sort, it’s one of the many YouTube …

Wait a minute. Did Nationwide just do an ad that makes you think?

I’ve mentioned this a few times before, and I’m guilty of it myself. Over-using my phone. Head down, plodding along the street, engrossed in some meaningless tweet. Someone could walk past me wearing nothing but a pair of socks and I’d probably not notice. My son told me …

Crank it. LG signs up Jason Statham

Here’s a British actor with a stack of style and panache. He looks a lot like me too, which is good. Anyhow, I like a lot of his films, including the “Transporter” series. The first one was probably the best, but by “Transporter 3” we were in a …

Those adverts. A quick comment

A couple of days ago the people responsible for our commenting system enabled a new “revenue” system. Sadly, as I’ve not kept up with all my mail, this was enabled on Coolsmartphone without our approval. It seems to be something they’re doing with multiple sites without them having …

Samsung Galaxy S7 – The adverts

If you saw our live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launch then you’ll probably already be aware of this first advert, which features the floor-vibrating soundtrack we heard during the unveiling. It’s a polished production filled with energy.. https://youtu.be/z2q7y50zxNU No actual S7 devices in …

HTC One A9 adverts start, and they’re quite good actually.

You’ve read the HTC One A9 review we posted last week and now HTC are cranking up the advertising machine for their shiny, skinny handset. Gone are those … ermm… “interesting” Robert Downey Jr adverts and now we’ve got something very different indeed. Here’s the ad, and see …

Motorola wants to make you think

We just received this rather bizzare email from the Motorola PR team. Here is the first line from the email… Motorola has created a video with comedian Alfie Brown and a member of the public for the #PhonyJob challenge to see how tough a day in the life …

Dear HTC America. What the heck is this?

Now, I’m not going to attack American TV adverts here. They’re weird, yes, but have you seen some of the daytime TV adverts here in the UK? They’re utterly bonkers. If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to the USA and you’ve seen some of the TV commercials …

Hey, what’s your thoughts on the new Android ads?

You’ve seen the iPhone and iPod adverts. They’ve been copied quite heavily by other manufacturers. You’ve seen the Windows Phone ads too, which are currently pushing Cortana quite heavily and showing how it performs up against Siri.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZ5gAQMJg8 But, at the moment for me at least, the raft …

OK Google, can you work like the advert please?

You’ve seen those clever “OK Google” adverts on TV. There’s plenty of them and here in Old Blighty but one I spotted last night doesn’t actually work. It’s this one.. We’ve tested this particular scenario on iOS, Android and even the Chrome browser on a PC. The same …

Ikea announce the BookBook

Apple are having a conference on Tuesday, which means a new device is imminent. What this also means is a new set of adverts proclaiming why the new device is the best thing since sliced bread (or the last iPhone at least). The success of the adverts has …

Oppo post possibly the strangest promo video ever

Oppo are big news at the moment their Find 7 and Find 7a are both about to be released into the world, complete with fancy cameras and even fancier camera software. To help promote the Find 7 / 7a they’ve made a video, a 4 minute 52 seconds …

Three’s new advert promotes sharing silly stuff

If you are in the UK you should have seen the now famous pony in the Three advert called “Socks”. This has been visited over 8 million times on YouTube. Then came Mabel, their PAYG Pug dog celebrating the launch of 3-2-1 plan on PAYG over Christmas time. …

New Samsung Galaxy Gear ad seems to ape first iPhone advert

You may not remember the first ever iPhone commercial. After all, it was 6 years ago. It featured scenes of people using various telephones in movies and TV shows. At the end the first ever iPhone is displayed with a catchy strapline. Matthew Panzarino (@panzer), remembers this well …

Have a break, have a Nexus 7

Google, as you’ll hopefully know already, went ahead and called their new version of Android “KitKat” after a rather clever tie-in with the chocolate bar. Now the PR machine is beginning to kick into gear and the companies are dishing out more than just free chocolate bars. Their …

Robert Downey Jr. signs up for HTC

Chaplin, US Marshals, Iron Man and now… HTC adverts. Robert Downey Jr had just signed a two year agreement with the company and there’s a 15 second preview of what you’ll soon be seeing below. http://youtu.be/UpGUV6ZrYFw He’ll be helping to promote and celebrate the impact that HTC have …

Big Things Ahead – HTChange

You may not know it, but HTC actually stands for High Tech Computer… Umm.. Corporation. However, this new video sees the company tweaking the letters to stand for something else. “Here’s To Change” ..it states, as they confidently slap down their huge chopper. The teaser video apparently features …

Nokia 928 – Pureview featured in new video

The new Nokia 928 has possibly been the worst kept secret in town. With advertising billboards up before launch and Nokia all but confirming it’s existence, it would seem that the Finnish company have finally given up and decided to properly join in with the publicity. A video posted on …

New HTC phone … large scale advert leak

I believe that in our green pleasant land there is a small game, played all around the country called football. Now I myself am not a fan as I watch the other “odd” shaped ball running and catching game. But I’m lead to believe that this ” football” …

Samsung mock the patents and trademarks

Hey, there’s one thing we all agree on, right? Yeah. Trademarks. Patents. Legal battles. It’s all getting tiresome. Samsung, despite being involved in several legal battles with Apple, have decided to poke fun at this situation in an advert shown last night. The ad, which appeared during that …

iPad mini – An alternative advert

Personally I’ve no idea who this guy is. He looks weird, he sounds weird and… just what the heck is going on with that HAIR? Get a tan man ! Oh.. where was I? Apparently Conan O’Brien is a big US talk-show host and this is his opinion …

An alternative Galaxy Note advert

So, did you read out Samsung Galaxy Note Review? You may have also seen the advert too. It features David Beckham shooting footballs at drums after he’s shown some instructions on the Galaxy Note. If you’ve not seen it, here it is.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtXJSb7_uIU As it’s the weekend, we …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – TV Adverts are go

Wait, we’ve spent nearly an hour without mentioning the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Time to see the official TV advert then. It’s just hit YouTube via their official channel and you can watch it below. We’re supposed to mention something about “natural design” and “designed for humans” at this …

HTC One – Free fall photo shoot filmed for latest ad

HTC have kicked off a rather massive campaign for their HTC One series. You’ll be seeing TV adverts featuring a guy jumping out of a plane with one and filming everything on a HTC One handset. Actually, it’s a little more than that… the advert features pictures and …

Sony show their interesting new Xperia ads

Sony Mobile, now that they’ve dropped the “Ericsson” part, have launched a new marketing campaign for their new Xperia device. It’s not, as you may expect, a flashy campaign with random shots of people running through the rain and showing how “connected” they are with their family, social …

New Samsung Galaxy SII commercial pokes fun at the iPhone

Handbags at the ready. This new Galaxy SII advert seems to be taking a direct swipe at the iPhone. It shows a queue of people patiently waiting for the new iPhone 4S and… well, it’s probably best to view it below 🙂 Samsung have actually just lost another …

Nokia 800 drip-fed into your brain

Blink and you miss it, but there’s quite a few Nokia 800 teaser ads floating about on TV tonight. They’re very short and are slotted between other commercials but luckily we’ve found a YouTube video where it’s pieced together somewhat.. We’re seeing lots of positive comments about Windows …

HTC Desire HD Stars in Toyota ads

Is that the Desire HD I see in the new Toyota Yaris advert ? In this ad we see a guy having a snap with Gaz Coombes from Supergrass, however his girlfriend ends up wrecking the photo on purpose. In the one scene we see the resulting shot …