Motorola’s announcement of the Moto X today was met with a lot of different opinions. Some people loved it, others hated it, some were unimpressed, and some couldn’t believe that Motorola made that many sexual innuendos in under 3 hours. In fact, there were so many and they bothered so many people that most of them have been removed. The ones that caught the most attention were the picture shown above and an unfortunate tweet where Motorola made the inference that they have an erection. The saddest part is that we are not kidding.
As The Verge reports, Motorola sent out a tweet earlier today that literally said, “Yep. We’ve got wood.” It was, of course, referring to the real wood back plates available for the Moto X but let’s face it, that’s not what everyone was thinking when they read it. The feeling was pretty much unanimous, too.
So Motorola took down the tweet and put something a little more politically correct. Unfortunately that’s not where it ended. Motorola made more awkward sex jokes today than a Judd Apatow movie without the benefit of being entertaining or funny. The first was the tweet and the second was the picture above. There was at least one more.
Under the Feminine Mystique section of their PR Page, the far right column used to say, “Is bigger really better? You decide. (16 or 32MB)” which is not only a sexual innuendo, but also a typo. It now says “Play Goldilocks and choose the right size for you. (16GB or 32GB)” Going from a sex joke to a child’s book reference probably wasn’t your best move ever, Motorola.
It goes without saying that these references were all very bad ideas. Even if they’re shooting for an edgier look and presentation, there is still a certain amount of professionalism that is expected. Simply put, people are not that excited about what’s going on in Motorola’s bedroom. Except maybe TMZ. If you’d like to discuss this further, feel free to leave us a comment below.