Although Samsung's Galaxy Note Super Bowl commercial was designed to mock Apple hipsters waiting in line for the newest iPhone, it was the company's emphasis on their revolutionary "stylus" that caused a huge Twitter backlash on Monday.
You know the chatter on Twitter has hit critical mass when the attention begins to focus on losing the pen rather than the stuff that truly matters like the large 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchsceen with 1280×800 resolution. My favorite Tweet from the lot is a hysterical one from Paul Madsen.
"I don't even own a Samsung Galaxy Note yet and I've already misplaced the pen" said Paul Madsen.
Samsung has become the butt end of its own joke amongst Twitter followers who've pointed out that showcasing technology of the 90's is not exactly "the next big thing". They just got "Samsunged" in the worst way — because the pummeling was self-inflicted.
Even though the Galaxy Note is not dependant upon a stylus, the extra PalmPilot-like appendage showcased in the new commercial is definitely not pointing to technology of the future.
"It's got a pen? This is awesome," a character in the ad says at one point.
Nope. Not awesome at all. Is it just me — or does the room have a desperate smell to it?
Ars Technica writer Jon Brodkin, summed up my own feelings for Samsung's new phone-tablet hybrid quite nicely in his sarcastic Tweet.
"Pre-ordering my Galaxy Note today. Gonna throw the Note out. I just want the pen." said Jon Brodkin