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AT&T advertises the Backflip, makes fun of Verizon, forgets to mention Android

March 20, 2010 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, AT&T, Carriers, Motorola, Verizon

AT&T advertises the Backflip, makes fun of Verizon, forgets to mention Android

A few new commercials have recently been released from AT&T, and they seem to be doing what they do best — poking fun at the other carriers — more specifically poking fun at Verizon Wireless. The new commercials are interesting to say the least, they feature the recently released Motorola Backflip which should make Android fans happy, except AT&T does not seem to mention Android — not even once.

Now this is just my opinion here, but it seems as if AT&T has no idea what the real power behind Android is. Take for example the fact that they removed Google as the default search in favor of Yahoo on the Backflip. Hey AT&T, the Backflip is running Android — that should be a Google phone.

Then putting the lack of Android advertising aside, AT&T has simply returned to the whole surfing the web and talking at the same time argument. Really? Now don’t get me wrong, that can be nice if needed, but as someone who uses a smartphone on AT&T as well as a smartphone on Verizon I can say that I do not miss the ability to surf and talk when on Verizon. Why? Because for me that need does not come up all that often.

Anyway, for those still interested, the commercials are both below for your viewing pleasure.

[via AndroidCentral]