Sunday, December 23, 2012

Motorola Takes Aim at Samsung

I don’t own a smartphone but if I were to get one, I will surely opt for a Samsung Galaxy S3. But I am aware that even this Samsung product has its shortcomings – and Motorola is not shy to take aim at the Galaxy S3.

The ads from Moto are featured on the company’s official Facebook page. In one of two ads, Motorola make a point of the Samsung flagship’s battery life, claiming the RAZR HD has 20% more battery life:

And in the second ad, Motorola point out the new RAZR HD’s quality hardware compared to the plastic finish on the Galaxy S3. Thanks to its Kevlar coating it certainly screams durability and while it might not be invincible, with a water-repellent nanocoating it holds up well to everyday use:

Samsung should take note of the above. Lawrence Miller puts it well when he said “The achievement of excellence can only occur if the organization promotes a culture of creative dissatisfaction."


Celtic and Ross County were goalless in the first half of yesterday’s SPL match but the former turned on the power after the break to produce four great goals.

Gary Hooper slid the ball through for the onrushing Scott Brown, who, from the angle of the six-yard box, fired under his namesake (Mark Brown) in County’s net (46). Six minutes later, Hooper had a goal of his own as he delivered a Lassad Niouoi cross past the keeper from all of six yards. The third goal came from a Charlie Mulgrew corner, which was headed down by Victor Wanyama and nodded into the net by Hooper once more (64). The fourth goal came in the 70th minute when James Forrest came off the bench and marked his comeback from injury with a fine solo effort.

The victory stretches Celtic's lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to five points with a game in hand over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Down south, Liverpool also won by the same margin against a very tame Fulham to move up to eighth in the EPL table. Martin Skrtel controlled a Steven Gerrard corner and powered in a shot (8) to put the Reds in front. Stewart Downing's piercing ball then set up Gerrard to drive in Liverpool's second – in the 36th minute. Winger Downing scored for the first time in a Liverpool shirt when he cut inside and rifled in a shot (51), before Luis Suarez side-footed in (90) to seal a much-needed win for this struggling side.

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