Anyone else getting turned off by the marketing campaign and invite system?

  1. tumbi
    Cupcake Apr 25, 2014

    tumbi , Apr 25, 2014 :
    While everything seemed just too perfect and rightly timed....somehow after unveiling a decent product...the shadows(the indefinite wait & weird smash contest) are getting unpleasant. It seems that this one weird move may actually make genuine followers feel like this is not going well.

    Once you've launched the product then the focus or the communication has to be purely based on deliveries and not these round the bushes contest. Serious potential buyers would not appreciate this at all.

    If there is a delay in actually bringing out the product...then this is should be communicated immediately. I'm sure such a move might be much appreciated and understood.

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  2. socalledfans
    Froyo Apr 25, 2014

    socalledfans , Apr 25, 2014 :
    You guys are really liars and stupid
    You are a new brand and some fans just followed you from december to now
    You just wanna be a famous brand and gain your popularity
    OK.You have it by our support and mouth
    Now then, you break your own promise
    and hosting some stupid contest by breaking others brands' flagship phones(and a very shortlist)
    You cheated all supporters! do you feel ashmed?
    Popularity, you have it
    Goodwill? NO!


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  3. gbyrne
    Eclair Apr 25, 2014

    gbyrne , Apr 25, 2014 :
    I don't think you will be alone here, for example if google announced the nexus 6 in May and said they would start selling in September, how many people would hold off ?

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  4. pixelbat
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    pixelbat , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Anyone who thinks the Smash contest is what is generating the buzz is an idiot. THE BUZZ IS THE PRICE TAG. Plain and simple, just look around on all the tech sites, they are excited about the product because of it's price point, not because they are going to sucker 100 people into breaking their phone. The contest is dumb and pointless, and so is the invite system. What they should be doing is sending every reputable YouTube reviewer a unit to review ASAP, and let everyone know when it goes on sale. If the product is really great, it will speak for itself.

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  5. guanyu210379
    Jelly Bean Apr 25, 2014

    guanyu210379 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Turned off? Nope!
    I will simply wait and try my luck for the next 2-3 months.
    If I can not get it after 3 months, I will buy something else.
    That is all.

    The phone is worth the wait but..not for a long waiting time...

  6. socalledfans
    Froyo Apr 25, 2014

  7. JunJie
    Donut Apr 25, 2014

    JunJie , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Guess that's how they want to stand out from other phone companies. In a way,they are unique hahaha

  8. Jccybergen85
    Froyo Apr 25, 2014

    Jccybergen85 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    How is it different, other than price?
    Oh right it doesnt have a microSD card

  9. forgotten
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014

    forgotten , Apr 25, 2014 :
    reported i am against their campaign but i dont like the way you express your attitude

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  10. TxTech27
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    TxTech27 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Not really, as marketer I can appreciate what they are doing. Wish I could have one now though

  11. chengjc
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

  12. Ming Ju Lee
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

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  13. outsider7p
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    outsider7p , Apr 25, 2014 :
    Yes, I think a lot of people are losing interest now, it's just gone on for too long.

  14. forgotten
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 25, 2014

    forgotten , Apr 25, 2014 :
    nope it seems common sense is not common after all

  15. pixelbat
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2014

    pixelbat , Apr 25, 2014 :
    My thoughts exactly, I think I might just hold out for the N6 anyhow. With Oppo, Google, 1+1 etc pushing cheaper unlocked alternatives it's just a matter of time before the entire industry succumbs, and this will become the norm.

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  16. socalledfans
    Froyo Apr 25, 2014

    socalledfans , Apr 25, 2014 :
    I know you all want the phone but you can't bear their ways cheating their potential customers

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  17. ziprom
    KitKat Apr 25, 2014

    ziprom , Apr 25, 2014 :
    I'm stunned by how bizarre this entire marketing campaign is.

    My Nexus 5 never looked so good

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  18. socalledfans
    Froyo Apr 25, 2014

  19. alanwongcw
    Donut Apr 25, 2014

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  20. extream87
    Honeycomb Apr 25, 2014

    extream87 , Apr 25, 2014 :
    The phone is great but invite system and smash the past is bulshit.
    Purchase should be open to all