palm pre steals mantle of cool from iphone with arrested development reference

palmpreThat’s it, I’m an iPhone fan no more. 

Yesterday at CES Palm announced their new Pre device. And, nevermind the fact that it’s pure sex, there’s something much more important about it: the preview marketing material makes a reference to the best TV sitcom ever, Arrested Development.

Any company gutsy enough to use the beleaguered Bluth family  as subject matter has my undying support. No doubt, it’s a tongue-in-cheek, self-effacing reference to Palm’s own misfortunes. That’s classy. I wonder if their CEO is right now hiding in an attic somewhere.

Whatever Palm’s intentions with the reference, though, one can only hope that it provides fuel for show’s creators in their efforts to produce a feature-length film version.

My only disappointment? Instead of referencing dinner, Michael should have said something like, “I said cot, mother.”

2 thoughts on “palm pre steals mantle of cool from iphone with arrested development reference

  1. I’m amazed that is taken other manufacturers this long to come up with a real challenger to the iPhone, one of the iPhones weaknesses is its on-screen keyboard, hopefully on the interface front this will be comparable to the iPhone, but with the added advantage of a hardware keyboard.

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