If you’ve been following the latest buzz on the next potential “iPhone killer,” you’ll know that the Palm Pre will be launching with Sprint this Saturday. With the new launch is the launch of a new ad campaign, which highlights the feature that you can control an army of Asian dancers.
While the headline in VentureBeat is pretty funny, the commercial reminds me of part of the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On the Palm Pre’s Facebook page, Palm has a behind-the-scenes and making of the commercial video, showing the 1,000 kung fu students from the Shaolin Martial Arts School practicing for the commercial. The background was filmed in Luoping, China, the white girl filmed in a studio elsewhere. The reviews so far of the Palm Pre on Sprint are pretty good – Gizmodo has a nice matrix overview of a lot of major reviews of the phone done so far.
If Palm ever launches the Pre in China, would they have a TV commercial with a Chinese girl commanding an army of white male dancers instead? Because that would help sell a bunch of Pre’s in China.