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In the cut-throat tablet market, a Taiwanese company has found one way to make its product stand out: paying an actor to dress up as Steve Jobs and make tasteless jokes about how he's dead.

Tasteless, yes. Successful on Youtube, yes.

The advert for the Action Pad from Action Electronics is light on the new tablet's features saying only "it's amazing" with "great language". From the presentation it appears to be wifi-enabled and based on Android 2.3.

The Action Pad is introduced by a Taiwanese man in Steve's trademark black turtleneck and blue jeans, accompanied by a pair of angel wings and a halo indicating his status as a dead person. Relaxing with his Action Pad, dead "Steve" signs off the video with "at last I can play [with] another Pad". Check out the monstrosity below:

A spokeswoman for Action Electronics told Reuters: "Steve Jobs always promoted things that were good for people, Apple products, so his image can also promote other things that are good." ®

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