Home » Uncategorized » Motorola Atrix ad banned over claims of being “most powerful smartphone”
motorola-atrix_dock-main-lg

Motorola Atrix ad banned over claims of being “most powerful smartphone”

And here we go with semantics all over again. Motorola recently aired a television commercial wherein it claimed that the Atrix was the “world’s most powerful smartphone.” Well, Samsung begged to differ, saying that its Galaxy S II leaves the Atrix in the dust. So, the ad has now been pulled.

This comes by way of a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom. The ASA says the ad is misleading. In the strictest sense, it is. The Atrix is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, while a 1.2GHz dual core chip runs the show on the Galaxy S II. Based on that raw figure alone, you’d figure the Samsung was more powerful.

But that’s not what Motorola thinks. It says that they didn’t claim they had the phone with the fastest processor; they simply claimed it was the most powerful, thanks to its ability to power that laptop-like dock. So, just because Samsung isn’t selling a “unique computer-like accessory,” Motorola has the “most powerful” smartphone.

Semantics. It’s all semantics. Either way, both phones are going to be trumped with the Nexus Prime once its 1.5GHz processor hits the stage in a couple of months.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.