Samsung aired the latest in their series of anti-Apple commercials during the Super Bowl yesterday, showing off their new Samsung Galaxy Note (complete with stylus) as the “next big thing.”
As with the previous ads in Samsung’s Apple-bashing series, the ad begins by showing Apple fans standing in line, while some random passerby wows them with Samsung’s latest device (which they referred to as the “next big thing”).
So, what’s so amazing, revolutionary, and earth-shaking about the Samsung Galaxy Note? A stylus. Yup. Just like a Palm Pilot. It’s a 5.3″ ergonomic nightmare of a device that is too large to be a smartphone, yet too small to be a tablet.
As Steve Jobs famously stated during the launch of the original iPad: “…if you see a stylus, they blew it”. But I suppose that’s all it takes to make Samsung scream and shout, accompanied by British rock band The Darkness.
Hey – at least they’re not copying Apple this time!