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LOL thread title is hilarious. Seems like something Colbert would say on the Colbert Report.

Not surprised to see the defending of it, either. Pretty blatant false advertising. The phones are obviously not built to be used underwater with enough consistency.



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DonFerrari said:
Mr Puggsly said:
Teeqoz said:
I know my friend does stuff like that with his Xperia all the time. It works, they just don't reccomend people to do it.

They advertised its ability to be underwater... but tell people not to do it?

You don't see an issue there?


Yes... like those cars that can do 200mph but are advised to be used under 70mph.

thats just BS, the roads and drivers in some countrys are just so bad that they shouldnt drive above 70 mph.

there arent that many cars that can drive 200mph, and i guess it isnt realy fun, you get very tired if you drive more than 130mph.

and i never seen any advice in a car or from a car maker that said it should be used under 70mph.  that comes from government of countrys with bad drivers and bad roads, and its quite usefull for those countrys



There have been a bunch of reports and a few borderline posts in this thread. So consider this a friendly warning: stay on topic and don't use this thread as a platform to troll Sony's other business ventures, or each other for that matter.

Thank you.



Btw. Sony always said to not use the phones in water with chlorine in it, which includes most pools on this planet. They also always said to not use it in salt water.

Just sayin'



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DonFerrari said:
Mr Puggsly said:
Teeqoz said:
I know my friend does stuff like that with his Xperia all the time. It works, they just don't reccomend people to do it.

They advertised its ability to be underwater... but tell people not to do it?

You don't see an issue there?


Yes... like those cars that can do 200mph but are advised to be used under 70mph.

Wow, terrible response.

The ability of this phone to function underwater is impressive. But dont make that your marketing campaign if you dont suggest people use it under water. That misleads people about what the product is for.



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generic-user-1 said:
DonFerrari said:
Mr Puggsly said:

They advertised its ability to be underwater... but tell people not to do it?

You don't see an issue there?


Yes... like those cars that can do 200mph but are advised to be used under 70mph.

thats just BS, the roads and drivers in some countrys are just so bad that they shouldnt drive above 70 mph.

there arent that many cars that can drive 200mph, and i guess it isnt realy fun, you get very tired if you drive more than 130mph.

and i never seen any advice in a car or from a car maker that said it should be used under 70mph.  that comes from government of countrys with bad drivers and bad roads, and its quite usefull for those countrys


There is still a lot of cars that drive at 130mph, double the max limit in most countries...

And several cars that go from 130-200mph should have the advise because there is severe wear on the car and absurd amount of money to fix them.

All my cars had this advice on the Manual (have you ever read the manual of your car), about safe speed, following rules and not going to the max speed, etc



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Mr Puggsly said:
DonFerrari said:


Yes... like those cars that can do 200mph but are advised to be used under 70mph.

Wow, terrible response.

The ability of this phone to function underwater is impressive. But dont make that your marketing campaign if you dont suggest people use it under water. That misleads people about what the product is for.


Don't know how is the ads for cars in your country, but in mine a lot of them are breaking law, driving unsafely, etc... and have advise to not do the same either on the propaganda or in the manual, do you know that?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Oh my God they are advising people not to use it under water while it's running because they never can be sure if the people are smart enough and check if all the flaps are closed properly and if they are using it the right way.
That's also the reason why they don't give warranty on water damage because in most cases it's probably just an operating failure



DonFerrari said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Wow, terrible response.

The ability of this phone to function underwater is impressive. But dont make that your marketing campaign if you dont suggest people use it under water. That misleads people about what the product is for.


Don't know how is the ads for cars in your country, but in mine a lot of them are breaking law, driving unsafely, etc... and have advise to not do the same either on the propaganda or in the manual, do you know that?

Okay... this is more of a debate about functionality versus safety.

All cars are great for being reckless, we see that regularly.

Sony marketed this phone as the under water phone, a feature most phones are not designed for. The marketing tells consumers, "Anyone looking for a phone that works under water, get this phone." The marketing doesn't say "keep out of water!"

Maybe the phone should have been marketed for being more water proof than most phones. That would be a different and less interesting market campaign, but also not misleading.



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