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.