Palm Pre "launch party" - noone seems over-excited. Oh dear.

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  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Palm Pre - the O2 UK launch "party"... if anti-climaxes were nuclear fuel, we could power the planet for 100 years...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQOtyYw8Xg

    I didn't get excited, I didn't even laugh... this is a (Face)Palm Pre moment.
     
  2. TapHappy macrumors regular

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    Palm's days are numbered. Ya had a nice run kiddo, but after the Treo, you got fat and dumb. What a shame.
     
  3. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Its funny how Sprint AND Palm lean on each other but there both bleeding like stuck pigs. Idk if an O2 contract will even save Palm. But dang Sprint is a total whore these day's to make the bleeding stop...
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Serves them right. It's just not smart to sign the life of the device you're hoping will bring your company back to life to exclusivity. Either sell it unlocked or make a version for all carriers that way there's good penetration. Poor marketing.

    They aren't even selling it in CPW, the largest mobile retailer in the UK!

    The only exception to the above rule is Apple and thats purely because the company itself is the epitome of a hype machine

    They do have those ads running on the telly though...should count for something i suppose...
     
  5. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I still believe that the only thing to beat an iPhone, is the newer iPhone. All the "iPhone killers" have proven to be flops finally. The Pre is a good example.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am unsure what your motive is with this post. Mainly because the Pre has been out for what seems like quite a while. In discussing launch parties and in an effort to actually dis them, I would seriously suggest coming and posting a bit sooner. Try somewhere around the launch date of the Pre.
     
  7. anjinha macrumors 604

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    He's talking about the launch of the Pre in the UK.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Should go over as well as it did in the U.S. Smashing....not!
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    yeah no one can really pull off the iPhone hype quite like apple did....
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ah I see. It would have helped, no doubt, if that was stated in the post. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    So the O2 UK part didn't help?
     
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    Very true. But Apple had nothing to try and emulate they defined the new smartphone age with the iPhone. The term "iPhone killer" alone singles out who is top dog, not to mention defines a type of phone/device.

    The iPhone was done too well the first go around and they've not let up at all. Sure the features set has evolved in a somewhat strange way, but today's iPhone is as robust as any phone out there.
     
  14. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ROFL!. Time for new specs, Jessica! :D
     
  15. wowipod macrumors regular

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    What have you guys got against the Pre. The Pre is a nice phone and I think it will be succesful. I if I were to have to buy a phone today, I would definitely consider the Pre before choosing a phone.

    Personally I think the iPhone will lose its grip once some of the similar phones start to offer similar features to the iPhone but allow people to customize and personalize their phones.
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I wish! :p

    Exactly thirty-six years ago this month, I got my draft notice. My lottery number was 39. Folks of that era know about such numbers.

    A few years later, I was a Staff Sergeant in charge of a NSA tactical electronic warfare division support group, using microprocessor driven equipment that civilians could only dream of.

    Imagine if you could take an iPhone back to that era. Science fiction!
     
  17. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. IMO you can't copy another companys tactics to make a device popular and you can't market it directly against another product. Phone makers need to stop it with the iPhone killer terms and just market a new phone without that crap and act as if there better than that and as if the iPhone isn't even part of there marketing and it shouldn't.
    Wow that's quite impressive...
     
  18. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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  20. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't they say P\/\/ /\/ E |) ??

    :D
     
  21. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    The Pre is a nice little phone. The fact that so many of you are so reveling in its poor sales tells me that you're all a little insecure :p
     
  22. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh of course, yes :rolleyes:
     
  23. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    I hope Palm fails, so 1000 more Americans can lose their jobs! Their kids don't need food anyway, it's overrated. California doesn't need those jobs either, it's not like their unemployment rate is high or anything. I don't care about the jobs of those people, I think there should be only Apple products for sale! Hurry up Steve, sell me something!!! My wallet is open!!!:apple:!
     
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    Man, that's some cold hearted ****.
     

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