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


TapHappy

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May 21, 2009
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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.
 

nateo200

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Feb 4, 2009
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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...
 

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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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...
 

greygray

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Oct 22, 2009
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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.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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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.
 

anjinha

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Oct 21, 2006
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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.
He's talking about the launch of the Pre in the UK.
 

nateo200

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Feb 4, 2009
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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...
yeah no one can really pull off the iPhone hype quite like apple did....
 

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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yeah no one can really pull off the iPhone hype quite like apple did....
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.
 

wowipod

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Jan 16, 2008
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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.
 

kdarling

macrumors P6
"kdarling" invented the "Pre" 36 years ago :eek:
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!
 

nateo200

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Feb 4, 2009
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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.
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.
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!
Wow that's quite impressive...
 

nikhsub1

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Jun 19, 2007
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mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
Palm Pre - the O2 UK launch "party"...
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.
He's talking about the launch of the Pre in the UK.
Ah I see. It would have helped, no doubt, if that was stated in the post. :rolleyes:
So the O2 UK part didn't help?
 

thetexan

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May 11, 2009
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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:!
 

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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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:!
Man, that's some cold hearted ****.