Palm Pre. If you don't remember, the Pre and its new webOS were both the belle of the ball at CES in 2009. Instantly considered to be the next Apple iPhone, there seemed to be no way that this phone was going to fail. But the ads themselves never explained what the phone can do for users and by the end of 2009, it was the Motorola DROID that was challenging the iPhone at the top of the smartphone totem pole.
Another series of ads that stand out as a waste are the ones produced for the LG Dare. A serviceable featurephone, Verizon was hoping that the device would somehow stop its customers' Apple iPhone cravings. Ads showed the device on the ledge of a tall building or just outside the reach of a chained up pitbull. The ad "dared" you to touch the phone. Verizon probably sold a ton of them in spite of the commercials. Unfortunately for BlackBerry, their BlackBerry Z10 ads are beginning to fall into this category.
Now what brings our nostalgia brain muscles into play today is an ad for the Nokia Lumia series that was spotted on the Nokia Mexico Facebook page. What makes it a great ad is that it shows various features of the Nokia Lumia phones in use and shows you how the phone can be used in certain situations. Like the ads for the OG iPhone, this spot makes you desire the phone which is what good advertising is all about.
source: NokiaMexico via WPCentral