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Old 08-26-2007, 03:46 PM
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Just read this article on Gizmodo:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/seriously...yer-293515.php

Way to go marketing department :P
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:18 PM
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lol. took me a while to get that...

probably the most unfortunately named DAP ever...

In their defence, trekstor is (IIRC) a german company so they might not have though about how the name would sound when read in english.
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:25 PM
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Yes they're German... and they probably don't have as much money as, say, Apple to spend on proper marketing and PR. Reminds me of the "Engrish" crap Cowon used to write in their ads, or even on their players themselves.

This is certainly the most unfortunate named player ever, and there is no cure for stupidity - but definitely no excuse for Gizmodo going all high-and-mighty PC on them, and demanding an "excuse"... it just sounds a bit overly hypocritical from an electronic gadget blog. IMO.

Anyway, this is the best naming suggestion: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/seriously...5.php#c2234743

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:13 AM
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Yes they're German... and they probably don't have as much money as, say, Apple to spend on proper marketing and PR. Reminds me of the "Engrish" crap Cowon used to write in their ads, or even on their players themselves.

This is certainly the most unfortunate named player ever, and there is no cure for stupidity - but definitely no excuse for Gizmodo going all high-and-mighty PC on them, and demanding an "excuse"... it just sounds a bit overly hypocritical from an electronic gadget blog. IMO.

Anyway, this is the best naming suggestion: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/seriously...5.php#c2234743

It's all one big satire, if my memory serves me well i've read quite a few articles there of people reacting to certain products saying that it's racist and gizmodo saying they should gtfo.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:16 AM
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Yeah, I remember some Sony ad campaign - I guess it was in the Netherlands, even: a white (Caucasian) "angel" and a black (African-Netherlandian?) "devil"... Gizmodo got all acted up about that Dutch Sony campaign, too...

EDIT: Oh yes, here - via Engadget in this case: http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/06/s...t-advertising/

Well, Sony certainly could afford a proper marketing agency, contrary to Trekstor...
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:27 AM
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LOL Trekstor actually reacted:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/oops/trek...ion-293667.php

The Trekstore Blaxx is born
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:37 AM
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Lol, they sure used the chance to pump some more marketing buzzwords into their apology... I simply love that comment by Superbad: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/oops/trek...7.php#c2238779
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Classic. Just effing classic.
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I stumbled across this page yesterday after my wife got an i.beat emo player at Office Depot for $5 after rebates. I was looking for a review of the emo and started laughing pretty hard when I found this on the blaxx. Good times.

And for the record, there is hardly any info on the emo.
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The i.beat emo name has it's humorus side also...
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The i.beat emo name has it's humorus side also...
We got a bigger problem now...
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:07 PM
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Tis' a tad bit ironic that Sammy chose to name it's new music/themes manager Emodio.. considering the beta/unreliability of the program as is.

Given the nature of the Emo persuasion (not that there's anything wrong with that..) and given the troubles Emodio is causing (at present).. here's hoping that any Emo's trying out Emodio aren't driven to self-mutilation..

i.beat has a wealth of naming possibilities at it's doorstep... i.beat Emu, i.beat Dodo, i.beat Kiwis.... I can see myself getting into trouble with PETA over this...lol

Of course i.beat Dodo.. is a little like flogging a dead horse...
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:21 PM
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i.beat White Wales... Trekstor's eternal allegoric struggle vs. the competition?
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:27 PM
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Is Capt. Ahab the Chief of Marketing? heh
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Hey,......... at least they acknowledged their flub and made a change!!! Good thing I didn't get 1 and tell all my friends in NY about it (ya' might not hear from me as I'm the only person of the "Caucasian Persuasion" in the bunch). Maybe naming a player a bunch of almost MEANINGLESS numbers is actually a "GOOD" thing ?

Hmmmm, PROUD owner of a "D2"!!!
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iBeat Off was probably the funniest suggestion to me.
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Lmfao!!!
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Man id buy one of those just for that joke. To funny.
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Why would you need to beat an emo? Surely they'd do all the harming for you
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