SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

Summary: SNL writers create some clever spoof commercials and the latest one about Verizon and it's 4G LTE network is an instant classic. I am sure many readers can relate to this skit.

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My MoTR podcast co-host Kevin Tofel and I were talking about the confusing branding of Android devices while recording MoTR #260 this weekend and then I saw all over Twitter that there was a great new SNL skit. The Verizon LTE skit is shown in a video posted over on The Verge. HTC's statement about focusing on quality instead of quantity may help with the issue of too many Android devices for anyone to make an informed choice, but I would love to hear what readers think.

I like that there are plenty of options to choose from in the Android world, but the continual updates with very minor improvements is ridiculous. We now have the Droid 4, rumors of an Incredible 3, the Droid RAZR Maxx released just a couple months after the RAZR, and HTC Sensation, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL. How in the world is anyone supposed to figure this out? Consumers in the U.S. typically only upgrade every two years when they get the full subsidized price again so upgrading devices every 3-6 months doesn't seem like the smartest business move. Apple is quite successful with the yearly single model strategy and I wonder if anyone will follow suit in the Android space.

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  • Funny cause it's true:)

    Pagan jim
    anonymous
  • RE: SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

    the video is blocked
    ryanmc
  • Quality vs Quantity

    Quantity is rarely a sign of quality. It is usually the contrary.
    wackoae
  • RE: SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

    The quantity had many quality offerings but the problem is that everyone is trying to stay one step ahead of the others...<br><br>The Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, Razr (Maxx), and Droid 4 are all quality phones but they cannot all be the best!<br><br>Personally, I bought the Rezound because I wanted the best Sound I could get from my Smartphone and I really appreciate the Beats EQ Technology more than I like the Beats headphones... <br><br>If popping color, great black level, and good contrast then you likely want the Galaxy Nexus or the Razr Maxx<br><br>If having the fastest CPU / GPU Android phone is your thing then you want the Galaxy Nexus.<br><br>If you want the best camera, you want Rezound.<br><br>If you want the fastest download speeds anywhere, you want The Rezound.<br><br>You want The screen with the highest pixel density, you want the Rezound.<br><br>Bottom line is that it is all about choice and most people appreciate that.
    slickjim
    • RE: SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

      @Peter Perry

      "Bottom line is that it is all about choice and most people appreciate that."

      You just confused them Peety.... It's not "People", its most nerds/dorks appreciate that...


      Most "People" appreciate the best user experience and having their tech lives made easier while still getting the best tech gadget available... iPhone delivers, and Roid confuses and wishes it were an iPhone... If "people" make the mistake of going Roid, its not a mistake they make twice (unless they have to go with a carrier that doesn't carry iPhone). In that case, having a lame wannabe is better than nothing at all.
      i8thecat4
      • RE: SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

        @i8thecat4 No, some people like myself can get an iPhone on Verizon but I won't "upgrade" to an inferior environment, so I will be interested here very soon in getting an amazing piece of hardware running ICS (don't trouble yourself, it is a great OS for nerds ;-)
        heymull
    • RE: SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

      @Peter Perry If you want the best battery life and productivity, you buy a BlackBerry Bold 9930.
      John Hanks