Bullguard flips Dell Streak buttons in security app advertisement

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While it isn't every day that we see the Dell Streak being used to show off a company's Android app, much less in a large advertisement in London's Gatwick airport, what this ad makes me want to know about Bullguard Mobile Security isn't how it can "defend [my] mobile life." No, what I want to know is how the company was able to get the Streak to rotate its capacitive buttons during that photoshoot.

I take pictures of my Streak all the time and it has never done that for me, even when I ask nicely.


My buttons must just be lazy or something, though, because this isn't the first time we saw them act out and step out of line. Remember when they switched places with the earpiece? At least they didn't cross the screen this time.

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It's nice to see the Streak being used in any kind of public ad, yes, but it would be even nicer if it was shown correctly.

Thanks, Mike!

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11 thoughts on “Bullguard flips Dell Streak buttons in security app advertisement

  • What interests me about this ad is the offer of anti-virus technology. Given that there are essentially no virii on Unix-based operating systems (ie Solaris, Linux, MacOS, Android), they’re selling ice-makers to Eskimos.

  • You can still load files on the device that contain a virus such as word or excel documents that you use in quickoffice plus since the phone can be used as a usb drive there are also viruses and trojans that can infect PC’s through the use of.

  • Avatar of The Jack of Clubs

    you have to admit, if you could, you would too.

  • Avatar of stooge

    Shhh… you shouldn’t incite someone to write one. Now the secret is out!

  • Avatar of Simon

    Uhhhh…. Photoshop? Slow news day, huh?

  • It’s called sarcasm, Einstein.

  • Avatar of Simon

    You picked up on that? A cookie for you.

  • Avatar of Dennis

    Unfortunately that’s not true. Unix systems are hacked too. Android has been the target of some malicious attacks too.

  • Ah, but there’s a difference between being hacked (someone exploiting a flaw in a system) and being vulnerable to a virus (a self-propogating bit of code that “infects” a program on a system and attempts to spread to other systems). It is true that Unix is not invulnerable; in fact, the first worm (Google “morris worm”) was written/deployed on Unix. But the security model of Unix does tend to limit damage. And the security model of Android (each program gets installed as a separate user, with no user/program being able to access another user/program’s files) adds additional protection.


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