Jan 31 AT 12:26 PM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Motorola releases Super Bowl ad teaser

We have been reporting for awhile that Motorola would have a big Super Bowl ad this year and the company just confirmed it with a teaser video uploaded to YouTube. The video is meant to promote the upcoming Xoom Honeycomb tablet and pokes fun at Apple’s iPad. “2011 looks a lot like 1984. One authority. One design. One way to work. It’s time for more choices. It’s time to explore. It’s time to live a free life.”

The 3G version of the Xoom is expected to be in stores by the end of February, but Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said it could slip to March. Interestingly, one of our sources said the target launch date is February 15th, with online orders shipping February 24th. Rumored pricing has been in the $700-800 range, but I’m hoping Verizon will bring that down.

Hopefully the Xoom does better than the Motorola Devour, which was the featured product of Motorola’s last Super Bowl ad.

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  • http://Website Stang68

    Dammit, Motorola. How could you not show the device? You have the whole country watching and all you do is give us graphics with the specs? Most of America could care less about a dual-core processor. You didn’t even show the name of the device until the end of the commercial in the bottom right corner. You guys need to SHOW the device in action, doing the amazing things it can do. What a missed opportunity.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I don’t think this is the actual Super Bowl ad, just a teaser to build the hype.

      • http://Website Stang68

        Pleaseee be right. I don’t want to have to convince my friends it’ll actually be a good device after this ad airs lol

        • http://techloaded.com dave

          looks like he was right!

    • http://Website dagamer34

      Probably won’t show the actual device until Google fully unveils Honeycomb tomorrow.

  • jayzeroeee

    If you’re so free, Motorola, stop trying so hard to make it difficult to root your devices. Oh, and stop putting Blur on everything.

  • jayzeroeee

    They should have added: “Coming to a Verizon store near you, at a ridiculously high price that can’t compete with the iPad.”

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    The red oppressor planet commands you to live a free life!

  • http://Website Matthew

    Lol Until they come up with a bootloader solution they aren’t any more free then apple is. 

  • http://Website Nammy

    They really need to end the actual commercial with a image of their ‘Pad and give it a name the public can latch onto like “DROID Tablet” or something like that.

  • http://Website Rajesh

    Did anybody notice – it says “with Google”.. Is this not flagship Google tablet? “with Google” means that its OEM’s discretion powered. I would be highly disappointed to see Motorola’s crapware and there blurry shit. Oh come on…. I was so excited for this. Did anybody hear sound of my heart breaking?
    Taylor – Your expert intervention is required. Is it correct what I am thinking?

    • http://Website Richard

      This is NOT with Moto Blur they have publicly stated its PURE Honeycomb

      • http://Website NotRelevent

        At launch yes. Later on down the line after the good reviews have been posted, Moto is going to provide an “update” basically forcing the “blurry shit” on people who bought a XOOM.