Underwhelmed by Pre launch buzz

by Ben Smith on 16th October 2009

It’s now only about 7 hours until the Palm Pre goes on sale in the UK.  We went to the launch party earlier in the week, but since then there’s been little buzz about the device.  Twitter’s been pretty quiet  on the subject, and even the subject of some teasing on the subject

Some Pre demand?

This is what sarcasm looks like kids...

…even the O2 site seems to be intent on underplaying a device that had the network calling itself ‘the home of smartphones’ not so long ago.

is-o2-underplaying-the-pre

I’m sure the site will update in time for shop-opening, but right now on launch-day the Pre is relegated to a small panel, whilst a low-cost pre-pay handset dominates the online store.  Marked with a ‘coming soon’ tag, you wouldn’t even guess the release date was public.  Perhaps O2 is trying to avoid a repeat of iPhone launch days where their systems struggled to keep-up with sales volumes?

For my part, I’ve decided to celebrate ‘Pre launch day UK’ in a slightly unconventional way…

How I'm celebrating Pre launch day...

How I'm celebrating Pre launch day...

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