It’s not the first time we see a Chinese clone of Steve Jobs, but watching this Taiwanese Steve Jobs impersonator with angel wings and a halo emitting a “reality distortion field” from the stage has pretty much made my day! Video after the break.
What’s actually happening here is a Taiwanese multimedia company Action Electronics airing a television commercial that shows an actor dressed like Steve Jobs, but with angel wings and a halo, onstage introducing the company’s 7-inch Android tablet called the “Action Pad”.
Features of Action Pad
The Action Pad is a seven-inch slate that comes running Android 2.3.3 OS. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, includes 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash memory. Other key specs for the 0.88-pound (400-gram) tablet include a 7-inch capacitive multitouch display (800 X 480), WiFi, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera (no rear camera), 1080p mini-HDMI output, a 4,100mAh battery rated for 6 hours and a microSD slot that accepts up to 32GB in storage. This is what you’ll get for the NT$6,999 (about $237) asking price.
The Action Pad actually looks like Samsung’s original 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
There’s a mini-USB port and a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
The power / lock and volume keys are positioned on the Action Pad’s right shoulder.
There’s no word yet on an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Action Pad, so users will have to stay on Gingerbread.
Argh, no custom UI.
Users can instantly look up words with built-in dictionary.
The Action Pad offers 14 languages in its text-to-speech function. Pretty useful for Taiwanese users.
We really like the way the Steve Jobs impersonator proclaims the Action Pad “amazing,” which —as you know— was among Steve’s favorite adjectives to describe Apple’s latest gadget during a keynote. According to the video interview below (in Chinese), the impersonator is a great fan of Steve Jobs, and he really loves Steve’s reality distortion field, so he is glad to use Steve’s presentation style to convince people to get an Action Pad.
P.S. An Action Electronics representative said the company chose to use “Steve Jobs” in the television ad because of the innovation he brought to technology.
“We praise Jobs, Jobs has done great things, and we also want to do the same. It’s common for people to pay homage to famous figures like Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga for their influence. We are not trying to use his death, this is not meant to make fun of Jobs.”
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