I love good marketing, and Verizon never seems to disappoint. Unlike AT&T’s use of arachnid in the Samsung Infuse 4G commercial which was overwhelmingly met with harsh criticism from our readers, Verizon took the shriek out of their leading lady and turned her into a Lara Croft Android ass kickin’ clone.
Verizon first sets the stage by releasing a 32 second teaser video where our leather clad warrior enters the arena and squares off with the giant Android. With her sword she relieves the Android’s of it’s head which falls to her feet and ends the video. Did I mention some very cool special effects.
The second video called “Arena“ claims that “The Droid Bionic. Made from machines to rule all machines” finishes her quest to build the Droid Bionic 4G by continuing to battle the Android after the decapitation did not complete the kill. There are multiple injuries inflicted on the Android, but finally our heroine deflects the Android’s last shot back at it rendering it inoperable. She then claims her prize which is a canister containing Verizon 4G LTE. This is the last component needed to create the Droid Bionic 4G at the end of the 1:00 minute video.
I really liked the video, great Android related content, women dressed in leather, and a pretty cool and much anticipated device. How can you go wrong? It would have been great if at the end a spider could have walked out and she casually stepped on it. Would have been a great close to this video!