Verizon: You know who should buy a Pre Plus? Your mother.

Next Story

Sony VAIO E Series: Core i3 CPU and 15.5-inch screen starting around $800

Two new TV spots for the Pre Plus have just made their way out, and it looks like Verizon has taken a decidedly.. different approach to marketing Palm’s handset than they did with the Motorola Droid.

Lets compare, shall we?

Exhibit A – Droid commercial:

Stealth planes! Missiles! Dudes with beards, explosions, and guys on horses – oh my!

Exhibit B – Palm Pre Plus commercial:

Chocolate nougat, bad haircuts, and pictures of babies.

We’re not saying that Verizon’s approach to selling the Pre Plus is wrong – moms need cell phones too, and no one has ever really reached out to them to try and sell them a smartphone – but identifying webOS as a phone that moms would like seems like a risky move if VZW hopes to push any of these things to teens. Do you remember anything you wanted as a teen because your mom thought it was cool? Neither do we.

There’s one more ooey-gooey lovey-dovey video over at PreCentral.

blog comments powered by Disqus