Huawei video teases new devices by slamming iPhone and Siri

By , Feb 17, 2014

Huawei teaser (iPhone, Siri)

Chinese handset vendor Huawei’s video is teasing new smartphones, tablets and phablets coming. The clip has an iPhone owner conversing with Siri, Apple’s digital personal assistant.

The narrator asks Siri about new things coming to Mobile World Congress this year, which runs February 24-27 in Barcelona, Spain. To this, Siri responds in a rather robotic, slow-talking voice that there will be “a new tablet with a beautiful slim design” with a “huge battery” that “gives you days of use,” likely referring to new Huawei devices.

She also says: “One more thing: this device can even support the next generation LTE network.” Not sure about the ‘even’. It’s 2014 and LTE compatibility is hardly worth getting excited about in your talking points.

The video closes with the narrator asking, “Wow! What are they Fruit or Some Song?” Siri replies: “No. They are Huawei. It looks like Huawei is ready to amaze the world again”. I’ve included the video right after the break so give it a watch and meet us in comments…

Enjoy…

By the way, those devices look really thin and sleek, no?

I most definitely am eager to learn more about that tablet’s battery which “gives you days of use”. Siri also mentions there will be “a smartphone with an amazing front camera”.

Apple is expected to upgrade the iPhone’s rather modest front-facing FaceTime 720p camera with Sony’s CMOS sensors in 2015.

Huawei is holding its MWC event on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm local time.

The firm last summer appointed Colin Giles, a former Nokia senior executive, to lead its worldwide smartphone marketing. In a similar move, rival handset maker Xiaomi hired Google’s Hugo Barra.

So, did you like this video?

And if so, would you agree that the ‘Fruit or Some Song?” part is very good marketing?

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  • Jonathan

    One word.
    Fail.

    • Maxim∑

      ” It looks like Huawei is ready to amaze the world again”

      I missed the first time they amazed the world

      • sjimmiep

        Search “huawei and nortel”

      • Jonathan

        That’s because it never happened.

      • Fadzly

        when izzit? i missed them?

    • Abdl

      Why is everything thats not Apple a fail?! Smh

  • Cameron Chao

    Fruit or Some Song. hahahahahaha. Chinese people you are funny.

  • Chris Holden

    tacky

  • Joey_Z

    okay, educate me please, when was the first time that they amazed the world?

    • Jonathan

      Never.

    • Sgt. Faggot

      By staying in business for so long when nobody knows about them.

      • sjimmiep

        After they hacked Nortel networks to bits they became the 2nd largest telecom equipment vendor in the world. Soon to overtake Erricson as number 1.

  • smtp25

    Why can’t apple upgrade the facetime camera for the 6 instead of stretching out the ‘upgrade’ untit the 6S.. of course Can’t=Won’t=Profit later on

  • Sgt. Faggot

    Wait, why is my comment awaiting moderation? Do I need to sacrifice a goat to the iDB Gods, or something?

    • Sgt. Faggot

      Oh, now I see. No baaaad words for the pure eyes of children.

      • Guest

        You’re obnoxious…I bet you are a progressive.

  • Armando Ruiz

    This ad really needs to go Huawei! See what I did there?

  • chuck

    I was taking a sh*t and it went better than that ad

  • Chindavon

    My kids can come up with a better production. Unwatchable.

  • grumpyfuzz

    Why did you just ask who they were when you said “I only know them”…?

  • Karl Kurtz

    I must have missed 60 Minutes. When did they first amaze the world?

    • Jonathan

      When they were dreaming.

  • Matt

    I’ve heard of the brand, but doesn’t anyone in US use their phones?!

    • Guest

      Is the US the center of the world?

      • Jason Baroni

        In many cases? Yes, they are (and I am not from US)

  • jack

    xing ling tong gunzi naga hiri thona

    • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

      ???

      • Jonathan

        Google Translate says it’s Filipino, but doesn’t translate it.

      • Andy

        It’s neither Chinese nor Filipino, just a bunch of gibberish.

      • Jonathan

        ljkashefjhlagsdfjlghasdfjlgsdjlfhgaljsdhfgjlhasgdfjhgasdfjgh

        Have fun translating. :D

      • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

        Try this:

        If you’re on Linux:
        Type in “cat /dev/urandom” in terminal

        Post back results. :)

      • Jonathan

        I don’t have Linux yet. :P Imma install it though in a few days. Is that like going to nuke my computer or what?

      • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

        it’s not going to nuke your computer but it does put out random garbage to the terminal though.

      • Jonathan

        lol k. xD I’ll try it.

  • http://www.whited00r.com/ Lè Andy

    ew >_>

  • redsymphony

    garbage next!!

  • Chris Zhu

    Am I the only one that thought of the Asus fonepad (or the padfone, whichever one that’s a convertible hybrid) ?

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    Weird video

  • Framboogle

    Am I the only one around here wondering what Huawei even is?

  • Svs

    If siri can do this it will be amazing

  • Svs

    “Fruit or Somesong” i see what you did there

  • Aaron de Silva

    Fruit or Some Song

    • Hosam Nasr

      yeah , that was golden :D

  • Hosam Nasr

    step back, fruit users.. they aren’t that bad actually as they make one of the best devices around the world now ..

    creeps you out the fact that there are Chinese , but come on gays .. creativity has no nationality :)
    …. PS: iphone user !

  • anonymous

    among the top androids , i can say this without any doubt that, Huawei is the slowest and apps crashes frequently, also the user interface is the worst, having the home screen and app screen on the same panel, like iphone and meizu.icons looks like cartoons, on the other hand, i love their marketing, in a short time they have captured a huge market, whereas many like HTC have been failing for years. the p6 looks amazing, but the surface gets heated and occasionally gets stuck, my guess is, due to the outdated mediatek processor.

  • Nuno Xavier

    Most of their devices get’s re-branded, that’s why you don’t recognize them by it’s original brand

  • Prasoon Singh

    Some song. lol

  • Prasoon Singh

    Since when did Huawei amazed the world before?

  • Guest

    Even the text to speech voice on the Mac sounds better than that crappy voice in the video.

  • Schryliam

    Okay, I laughed. It’s not that I hate Huawei, but this ad really, really is a shame as company and fail.

    And what?
    They are promoting their phone with “a smartphone with an amazing front camera.”
    “This device can even support the next generation LTE network.”

    Maybe is it just me, but I don’t really care about this.
    Only thing that got me is the battery, but not really amazed by it, I don’t need a phone or tablet that lasts a few days, If it can last a long day I’m happy enough.
    And by the bad ad and text they used, it’s just a big failure and a non promising happening for me.

  • CasonAsherTech

    Ok I loled at “Some Song” but otherwise that was stupid.

  • Autumn Leaves

    Huawei is down….
    Fail again