“Someone from Apple is going to pick up the phone and yell at Best Buy over this stunt. Oh wait, somebody already did,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9 to 5 Mac.
“Asus is to blame here, really,” Zibreg explains. “Wanting to create a buzz around its Android-driven Eee Pad Transformer tablet, lousy marketeers came up with this stupid iPad bashing idea, a telling sign of the lack of creativity.”
Zibreg reports, “The Android Spin blog first spotted the offending banner which was taken down shortly, most likely after a complaint from Apple. It depicted an iPad lookalike duct-taped to a keyboard with light lettering that read ‘Like That.’ Right next to it was a Transformer, with the ‘Only Better.’ tagline in strong typeface.”
Read more, and see the Asus banner that Best Buy removed, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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