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Nokia: iPad will put women off

In a new ad for the Nokia Lumia 2520, a man wonders whether his iPad isn't going over well with women. After all, it doesn't have a keyboard.

He seems suave enough. On the other hand, he's got an iPad.
Nokia UK/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

How many times has Microsoft tried to explain to you that iPads are terrible?

Well, if you've just been bought by Microsoft you might as well fall in line, might you not?

So here's a new ad for the Nokia Lumia 2520 that suggests that if you buy an iPad you are a drippy, paranoid numbskull who's never going to understand anything. Especially women.

Initially, our man tries to impress with his new tablet that's "thinner than a pencil." Now which tablet could that be?

But as his inner monologue reveals his true self, we see that he's delusional.

He tells his friends that with an iPad he doesn't need a keyboard. But he does. He's unproductive, you see, and he knows it.

Sadly, the blonde girl of his dreams catches him in the act. She realizes that he's all talk and no keyboard. She sees that he has an iPad and a laptop. Now she knows that he's something of an embarrassment -- and, of course, a cheat.

Worse, all the typing he's tried to do on his iPad has apparently worn the battery down.

But then he sees that the blonde has a new, red Lumia 2520. He doesn't even know what it is.

When she unfurls it, he notices that that it has a power keyboard. "Did I buy the wrong tablet?" he asks himself.

Clearly the answer is yes. Although he might be able to save some face by, say, buying a keyboard that works with his iPad.

Male iPad buyers need to take heed. If women see you as unproductive with your tablet, they will pity you.