Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

Hey Ladies! Here’s the First Palm Pre Ad

Last week at the All Things D conference, Palm (PALM) investor Roger McNamee made a point of touting the Pre’s supposedly female-friendly attributes — like the fact that it has a mirror on the back. No mention of the shiny surface in this first TV ad touting the new phone, but this one certainly seems geared toward the xx set. Or maybe Palm has been stung by accusations that it’s an Apple (AAPL) ripoff and wanted to come out with some distinctly un-Jobsian marketing. You got me:

Note the nice shout out for Internet radio darling Pandora, by the way. Is there any mobile handset or carrier that doesn’t promote the music service?


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus