Thanks Virgin Mobile Canada!

Virgin Mobile Canada - Sweet Life with BlackBerry!
By Kevin Michaluk on 11 Aug 2008 01:32 pm EDT
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Dear Virgin Mobile Canada:

I want to personally thank you for making my day today with your "Sweet Life With BlackBerry" video. Most people think of Research in Motion as a relatively conservative company, and from observations made during my time in the smartphone world I have come to agree with that notion.

I'm not sure how you got RIM's approval for the "Sweet Life With BlackBerry" video, as I'm sure it pushes the edge of RIM's boundaries for tasteful advertising (especially in their home country), but however you did it, I approve! You successfully made me watch the promo video two three four times AND check out all the details on your BlackBerry Pearl promo.

Keep up the great advertising and I'll be happy to spread the Virgin Mobile word!

Yours truly,

CrackBerry Kevin

Topics: Editorial

42 comments

HottDogg

Totally Hot!! Thx Virgin

arundc

This is exactly the type of marketing that Blackberry needs to push more of their product. The Thunder or Storm should have similar advertising when it's released.

Reed McLay

$25 for phone plus $30 BlackBerry with unlimited e-mail, IM and Browsing.

No system access fee? Sweet!

csierra72#CB

Great ad and that chick is a total hottie.

elykmar

I think that is the best Berry commercial to date, hands down!

speedmetal69

Like the Blackberry isn't sexy enough, RIM just made it even hotter with this ad, beautiful and very sexy lady :)

trev42088

since when does a pearl have a 2.0 MP cam? thought it was 1.3?

Kevin Michaluk

I've now watched it 5x! :)

Ryan Blundell

watch the drooling Kevin, or your Berry might suffer from liquid damage

Bla1ze

I watched this yesterday, the first thing I thought was "This is how to sell a BlackBerry to a male" although I think they'll be hard pressed to grab females with that ad.

lush242000

That really changes my opinion on the pearl.....

cam011182

This video made me wanna go out and buy another video. Either way, Im ready to hit the club this weekend with my blackberry. lol. Maybe add another hot contact to my bb messenger.

bx2md

ok i seen the add twice and thought it was good not bad at all
and after veiwing the add i would have bought a bb from them even tho i dont like the pearl as much but i have had virgin mobile and think there great cs and all
i would recomend this bb threw virgin mobile to anyone even tho they run on sprints network in the us

CasyCasy

Even before I actually read the comment, I was thinking to myself, hmmmmmmmm Sexy girl and Virgin (Mobile) in the same location....

Caught my attention.. how many can they sell with this ad...

baykine

great video promotion. it definitely brings the sexy to the blackberry brand. that is a great promotion too. you get a free blackberry and an 8gb memory card for signing up to a 3 year contract. you shouldn't even give this a second thought. if you are in canada...do yourself a favor and take advantage of that deal!

Anonymous

Does anyone know the name of the girl on the ad?

B Bolder

I'm blown away, unreal. I'm so glad RIM is breaking out of their conservative stereotype. Very edgy and very well done.

Bucket_O_Fun

She seems to be very lonely. Can I get her pin?

fyrfyter

This Rocks. Nice job RIM. Next time can we please get some frontal views?

tnewton3

Perfect ad for the perfect device.

SIENO1

THAT is a great commercial. Leave it to Sir Richard!

The Mad Mule

so THAT'S what girls look like.

Biggzjm

This ad was a very good one, the girl and the phone.........what more can I say

Anonymous

A company like Virgin Mobile has no business selling blackberry's..

Anonymous

I agree, makes me loose faith in the product. I've always looked twoards RIM for hight quality devices and Service, seeing the pearl come to virgin question it.. whats next, koodo?

kingsario

Nice...all I thought about was the girl and that the OS was 4.5 lmao! doh

thvpham

This ad is LEGENDARY!!

jgreg

When the product, in and of itself, can not produce an enthusiastic response, bring out the skin. Cheap, devoid of class, disappointing.

Anonymous

eew. She went straight from the bar to bed without brushing her teeth. nasty.

crayola_sky

i loved virgin but left them for the blackberry.. mah oh well..3 years to go :D

CGSCOT

Great Ad, gets BB away from the "business" image & gives it a sexy sassy look.

ricpac

Kevin, come on. Give us her PIN!

cigardj

I though the add was upscale and creative.

I wouldn't give up T-Mobile for Virgin Mobile, however their advertisements have always had an edge to it.

Anonymous

The chick at the club in the black and turqoise dress is a ho'fo'sho'

erieslabhunter

Not to push the idea that sex sells, but simply the reality that in this day and age there is not much sense in being as conservative as our grandparents were. It just isn't real enough to be so conservative. Way to go Virgin Mobile!

bunky1971

OK- THIS WAS THE FINAL STRAW

First Canada Gives us MOLSON, although we still have to smuggle XXX Across the boarder,

Then RIM releases the BLACKBERRY to us
and now...........O Canada, you have this goddess promoting BBs

I guess the next thing i havta do is move to the great white north, eh?