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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus