Motorola's Weird Xoom Ad: Now in English!

No habla espanol? Then you've come to the right place for a good old fashioned AMERICAN tablet ad. Actually, it's the same Xoom ad that popped up yesterday in Spanish. Since this is now an English-language ad, the narrator sounds vaguely constipated and the tiniest bit furious. Both ads feature a well-dressed male model who bears absolutely no resemblance to anyone you are likely to find playing on a tablet computer on a pier in the middle of the night.

The ad is pretty much standard Android fare. Boy meets hovering tablet in an unlikely location, boy touches tablet, boy is enveloped by crazy alien pod. The pod appears to be a spacecraft from the new game Vendetta. If that's the same space shooter Motorola was showing off at MWC 2011, it looks a hell of a lot like Jumpgate made love to Wing Commander.

That's a positive comment, in case you can't tell.

Anyway, if you too want the chance to be enveloped by a gigantic metal pod while wearing a fashionable leather flight suit, order a Motorola Xoom today. They're $600 on contract or just $800 unsubsidised. Yeah "just" may not be the best word for that. But hey, what are your options? Buy another Honeycomb tablet?