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Big Red pushes Palm Pre Plus as a great phone for...Mom?

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Big Red pushes Palm Pre Plus as a great phone for...Mom?
When Verizon and Google marketed the Motorola DROID, they employed an "in-your face" style aimed at the cellphone loving, i-Phone comparing, Android lusting techie. The ads were about things that the DROID Does which for the most part were things that cellphone fans would be excited about. Now comes the Palm Pre Plus and Verizon and Palm take a different tack. The webOS device is softer, rounded, not a square piece of tech heaven. So the Pre Plus ads target the phone to...Mom. No, the tag line is not, "So easy even a Mom can do it" but it could have been. The actual line is "The 3G Smartphone smart enough for Mom". So it looks like the carrier wants to push the feminine side of the Pre Plus, figuring that the men would go for the DROID.

Check out two spots in the videos below. One is a Valentine's Day ad and the other is, well, you have to see it for yourself. We just wonder if the spots sort of emasculate the men out there using the Pre Plus.

Palm Pre Plus Specifications | Review

source: precentral

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Pfft, why not? I can't tell you how many moms come into my store wanting the free phone because all they do is call. Thing is, they could keep their lives and their kid's lives a lot more organized if they had an easy smartphone to use.

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 12:03

2. Trevsx1000 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)


I bought the Pre because I thought it would be more manly than getting the Pixi but thanks to VZW advertising my Pre will now be know as the Mom Phone. I might as well of bought a Pixi with a pink case.

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 12:21

3. Steven58 (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


now i'm surely not buying it! FIX THE GPS!!!

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 12:39

4. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


I work at Sprint and I cant count how many moms I have sold a Pre to. Its an easy pda to use next to Blackberry, Windows, and Android.

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 13:22

5. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


This kind of makes me regret having a pre too... ever since i saw that ad i look at my phone like its a chick phone. at first i thought it looked good but now thanks to vz i cant look at it the same... the buttons are chick small. the screen is chick small. and the phone is chick small! Why wasnt it this clear when i bought it! Looks like i'm goin to the hero. f this bull crap

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 16:16

6. trentsinmypants (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


lets all sit back and watch the return rate jump through the roof with this unit! :D

posted on 02 Feb 2010, 17:59

7. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


pretty sad if you're going to judge a phone based on a commercial and not it's attributes

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