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Bizarre Japanese Dell Streak advert promises Android efficiency

Was a group of Japanese robotic businessmen the only thing the Dell Streak needed to successfully quash the iPad? A bizarre "Dell Streak Man Project" advert has turned up for the Japanese market, in what we're guessing is meant to imply that the Streak hybrid smartphone/tablet helps organize you into an efficient android machine. Along the way, though, it comes across more than a little like those impromptu dances sometimes held in the middle of shopping centers, complete with bemused onlookers watching from the sidelines. As you can see at one point, too, the Streak itself isn't actually turned on. Still, it's memorably - albeit in an odd way - and that's generally a good thing in adverts. Airing in Japan this month, we'll have to wait and see what, if anything, it does for sales of the Streak there. [via Twitter]

Angry Birds Android ads make Rovio $1m per month

Developers Rovio may be giving Angry Birds away for free, but that doesn't mean the team isn't making any money on the game. Speaking at LeWeb 2010 today, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed revealed that the adverts on the Android version of Angry Birds is pulling in $1m per month. That's actually more than the premium version of Angry Birds on sale in Apple's App Store, which is a paid-app rather than ad supported.

Pontiflex CEO says “Android is More Important” than the iPhone for Mobile Advertising

Pontiflex is a New York based ad startup company just entering the mobile market with its AppLeads advertising system. AppLeads has been available for the iPhone for a few weeks now, but its ready for release on the Android platform. When asked about their Android plans, Zephrin Lasker the CEO of Pontiflex stated that Android is more important in the mobile advertising space, and they're happy to finally hit Android.

Samsung Releases Galaxy Tab Ad in Hopes of Going Viral: “Extreme Retreat” [VIDEO]

This video features a company retreat held by a boss who's got out-of-the-ordinary or "extreme," if you will, in mind, as he decides that his group will head up to The Andes in Peru, the place in the mountains they appear going to being at 16,000 ft above sea level. FUN FACT: the highest point in the Andes mountain range is Mt. Aconcagua at about 22,841 feet. The retreat features foolish employees attempting to hunt for food, check stock prices with indigenous citizens, and carving presentations into wood.

Android Nearly King of Ads, So Says Millennial Media

Private mobile ad network Millennial Media, responsible for sending ads for Fox News, MTV, ABC, Comedy Central, Time Life, and etcetera to cellphones and related tech, have released the following graphic depicting Android nearly atop the hill for ad impressions across their network. The reason for this may seem obvious: lots and lots and lots of Android phones are being released at the moment. Ad requests for Android devices have grown 1,284% since January, while Apple's iOS has grown a puny 18% in the same amount of time.

Google deny app ad revenue sharing

Rumors last week that Google were paying carriers a portion of their revenue on in-application advertising have been strongly denied by the company, who insist that only Google search ad revenue is shared with network operators.  The rumors had been used by some as evidence for the recent proliferation of Android devices offered by carriers, but according to an official comment given to eWeek, it has no basis in fact.
"We share revenue on search, not on mobile applications. The same is true for non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine" Google spokesperson
Carrier AT&T in the US is notable for having exchanged Google search functionality for Yahoo! on handsets like the Motorola BACKFLIP.  Google has previously said that OEMs are free to load builds of Android with their own choice of search provider, though it can then limit what Google-brand apps (such as GMail) are also preinstalled onto the handset. Specific details of Google's search ad-revenue share deals with carriers are unknown at present.

New DROID Commercial: It’s not a Princess… it’s a Robot [Video]

I don't know about you guys, but I really like the DROID TV Commercials from Verizon. Back at the beginning of November we had video of the latest TV ad at that time; in a world that doesn’t, droid does. Now there's a new one, and by the way, the phone on the image is not an iDon't, but clearly, Verizon wants you to compare it to the more capable DROID. One thing that most of us have already figured out about the DROID commercials is that they are not directed to girls. So is safe to assume that Verizon is targeting males with the DROID by Motorola TV ads. We can say those ads are "guy friendly", and please, don't get me wrong pretty ladies who love Android devices like the Moto DROID, but you are few. Now, with this latest commercial, there is no doubt, if there was any, that Verizon is doing just that. We can hear clearly the robotic voice saying; "It’s not a Princess… it’s a Robot", and after that, at the end of the ad, the same voice lets you know that the DROID is "a phone that trades hairdo for can do". So enjoy the video and let us know what you think. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLDxv9ohH2s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

myTouch 3G Advert from T-Mobile [Video]

As of lately, it appears we have been busy with videos for the Hero from Sprint, or for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. And how to forget the TV advert for the Verizon DROID by Motorola, throwing everything they can against the iDont phone. Well, apparently, T-Mobile doesn't want you to forget about them. So they released another TV commercial for the Android phone myTouch 3G. This latest TV ad for the myTouch features Wyclef Jean, Avril Lavigne and Brad Paisley from the music world. The advert is called "Music", and the soundtrack is the same that we have heard on the previous T-Mobile myTouch 3G commercial. Which by the way, is a Wyclef Jean remix to a Cat Stevens soundtrack. I don't know why T-Mo doesn't release one for the Motorola Cliq or the Samsung Behold 2, but that's just me thinking out loud. So what do you think folks? Do you like it? Let us know in the comments what's your take on this one. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHL0NMWjHxI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Sprint airs a new Now Network Commercial with the HTC Hero in it [Video]

If you have seen one of the new Now Network TV Commercials from Sprint/Nextel, then you have notice how different - and better - those are in comparison to the old black and white with Dan Hesse in them. Well, Sprint is now airing one of those nicer Now Network ads with the HTC Hero in it. This new TV commercial is for the holiday shoppers to see some of the best handsets that Sprint carries. In it you can see the little black pebble; the Palm Pre, the chinless (and better looking, at least in my opinion) HTC Hero and the BlackBerry Tour. Unfortunately, the Samsung Moment is missing on this commercial, why Sprint did not include the Samsung smartphone is a mystery. But at least is finally releasing commercials for Android devices, and calls the Sprint HTC Hero as a customizable phone with access to thousands of applications. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5hy2jMYFTE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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