Samsung's Mystery Clock Crashes At 9pm, Eventually Leads To Teaser Video

As predicted, the Samsung Clock that was used to generate hype expired. Quite literally at the moment, although digging around in the source code does reveal a few choice nuggets of information. So, just before it wound down, the clock was still looking like as you see it above.

When the clock wound down, the page was, to put it politely, utterly hammered. Plenty of timeouts, plenty of broken images. But I'm the stubborn type, so I got the page source code up instead, which revealed an anagram game. Not too hard to decipher, this one

It's probably meant to look very pretty. Right now, it just looks overloaded.

Just waiting for the next page to load...

And it leads to a teaser video. This teaser video, to be precise.

Which points back to the May 3rd London launch date, by way of some sheep. Nicely subtle there, Samsung. If you can get through to the web site, it appears you should be able to pre-register interest with Samsung... if the page holds up that long.

[Samsung Mobile]


Comments

    Just a teaser trailer...nothing more!

    What a joke that was; the pos is still down.

    If they paid a marketing company to make this mess I can imagine Samsung are going to be pretty pissed off.

    #thenextfail

      i think the teaser was pretty smart
      and anyone hating the whole sheep thing forgets its all "marketing" the fact that they incited such an emotional response from you obviously means they succeeded.

      Also maybe the mass effect music is to suggest that they're "Shepards" to guide the "sheep" towards the correct "Galaxy"
      haha

    I hate them so much right now.

    However, that teaser is pretty cool ..

    Someone forgot to update the nameservers perhaps? :P

      Ah, GoDaddy shared hosting. There's your problem. Something like this should have had dedicated hosting at least for launch.

    Yay for the mass effect music

    Yeah that is TOTALLY Mass Effect music, I hope it something to do with that. Geez Samsung are getting cool, I love that teaser :) <3 - Jake XO

    This the ol' "Think Different" wolf in sheep's clothing, isn't it.

    When the page wouldn't load at the end of the countdown, I just immediately tried "thenextgalaxy.com" which had been password protected until then. No problems loading that page with the video (and Unpacked 2012 info)

    Mass Effect inspirational Shep speech music FTW

      My thoughts too. Massively effective rippoff.

      I don't blame Samsung too much though, whatever add agency they hired though is a fucking joke. Childish, ugly, lame, uninformative.

    "Dont' be their sheep, be OUR sheep!"

    Loved the apple users at the end of the video.

    This is surely the Galaxy S III they're talking about too?
    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9300_galaxy_s_iii-4238.php
    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_pops_up_briefly_in_glbenchmark_website-news-4137.php

      yep exactly.......be different from everyone else....until most droid fanatics have the latest gadget like yours.....then you're the sheep.

      Irish logic

        Wow, that's a nice bit of old fashioned ethnic slurring right there. I might've found that funny when I was back in primary school.

        The "sheep" my the Samsung ad agency was silly, but there's no poor logic involved- the idea is based on the fact that the dedicated Apple community will buy whatever comes from Apple regardless of the comparative merits of the products from anyone else. This does not apply to "droids" because each product is different. It could only apply to fans of a particular brand and particular model within that one brand, like the Samsung Galaxy 2 for example, but this is unlikely generally because those buys don't tend to exhibit the same sort of faithful, almost blind brand loyalty.

    A count down to a teaser that doesn't even show the product?
    Why bother with the count down?
    I'm am both disappointed and feverishly interested.

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