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Sinister_Y
2009.03.10, 11:30 AM
Check out this link:


http://crackberry.com/

Then check out the "Sweetest Vodafone Storm/ McLaren F1 Video Ever!"

CristianTabush
2009.03.10, 02:30 PM
This video is nuts!!! There is no way that Lewis was Driving that car like that! Is that a camera trick? Experts?

Jace1283
2009.03.10, 02:56 PM
link is no good, here's a better one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLoANg6nNY

thats crazy! i don't even know what to say about that besides im favoriting it on youtube! haha

ruf
2009.03.10, 03:39 PM
Insanity. Punk Lewis didn't even thank the dude.

And of course it's fake.

GIHOSU
2009.03.10, 09:37 PM
One question, why does a Bluetooth F1 Mini-Z still need an AM antenna???

Hmmmm...:rolleyes:

camaro93
2009.03.10, 09:48 PM
man if that was real that was the coolest thing i have ever seen and real car that was insaine nice find man man that was cool

Sinister_Y
2009.03.11, 08:56 AM
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/090310144444.shtml

Dudemeister
2009.03.11, 09:32 AM
One question, why does a Bluetooth F1 Mini-Z still need an AM antenna???

Hmmmm...:rolleyes:

Finally, an intelligent question.

Here is another. In the Lewis Hamilton video the car went out quite a ways, and according to the article it was supposedly driven around a circuit.

Last I checked, cell phones use Class 2 Bluetooth radios which have an effective range of about 25-30 feet under the best conditions, and even if they would have jury-rigged a Class one radio in the set, the range is still less than 300 feet. An F1 car would get out of range in a blink of an eye.

Let's face it, the whole thing is a gag. There may well be a remote control unit on the real car, but it wasn't controlled by the Blackberry over Bluetooth.

leonen
2009.03.11, 11:56 AM
Finally, an intelligent question.

Here is another. In the Lewis Hamilton video the car went out quite a ways, and according to the article it was supposedly driven around a circuit.

Last I checked, cell phones use Class 2 Bluetooth radios which have an effective range of about 25-30 feet under the best conditions, and even if they would have jury-rigged a Class one radio in the set, the range is still less than 300 feet. An F1 car would get out of range in a blink of an eye.

Let's face it, the whole thing is a gag. There may well be a remote control unit on the real car, but it wasn't controlled by the Blackberry over Bluetooth.


Hey you guys, have anuyone read the article???

Precisely where it says : "...some hardcore Lewis Hamilton fans (along with a bit of help from Vodafone and McLaren we assume) have put together what has to be one of the sweetest ads / elaborate stunts / examples of corporate viral advertising for the BlackBerry Storm ever..."

All said I think. Why debate ?

Jace1283
2009.03.11, 02:20 PM
haha

this made it on FastLaneDaily on youtube, check it out. publicity for the Zs huh?
2:20ish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocp9MEYlGp8

original video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLoANg6nNY

i dont think anyone took it seriously, we all know you can't drive an RC car that well with a blackberry(ever play wii using a steering wheel the first time? and thats easier than an F1 car real or RC). Also there's no way in heck they'd develop the technology when you can do anything with computer editing. And for the final nail in the coffin who would ever make something so expensive as an F1 car able to be controlled by a blackberry, are you nuts? Did you ever see top gear when the guy tried to drive an F1 car for the first time and he couldn't even do the clutch right to get it moving? The mechanicals/cpu would be insane for remote control. Also the wheel didnt move, just the steering wheel. Just incase anyone thinks it's real.... though i think most of us know its fake but still cool! I'm still wondering how they did it all! One thing i'm sure of is that there was a driver in the F1 car.

Draconious
2009.03.11, 03:39 PM
The youtube link also had a video with all the vadofone drivers driving rc cars... none of them could drive an rc car very well at all. ;) Not sure if the F1 driver was in there though...

wikedgmc
2009.03.11, 05:25 PM
either way it is still very cool

Scrapper
2009.03.13, 05:53 PM
it fooled me at first lol