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It’s Samsung vs. BlackBerry in Battle of the Superphone Super Bowl Commercials

It looks like BlackBerry won’t be alone in pitching its smartphone at the Super Bowl. Samsung said Thursday that, for the second year running, it, too, will be buying the pricey but coveted TV commercial time.

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The ad, dubbed “The Big Pitch,” features several products in Samsung’s Galaxy line, including the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

Here’s a sneak peek:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik