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In the video above, U.S. Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno and actress Kerry Washington present Linkin Park with the Alternative Rock Award after reading the band's name from a Galaxy Note II. Product placement at its most visible.
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By replacing old-fashioned envelopes and notecards, Samsung is likely promoting the Galaxy Note II just in time for the holiday gift-buying season.
What do you think of this marketing tactic? Does it make you want to buy a Galaxy Note II? Tell us in the comments below.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
The successor to the first Galaxy Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note II has a huge 5.6-inch screen and comes with a stylus that lets you do things like draw on photos or screengrabs. It costs $299.99 with a two-year contract and it runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," which lets it use many of the advanced abilities seen in the Galaxy S III, such as auto-tagging of photos and S Voice, Samsung's answer to Siri. Power users will love it, and if you just want a large screen, it's the biggest you can get on a phone.
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