Though they aren't gracing our televisions just yet, the first commercial for the Palm Pre 2 is on YouTube. The 34-second spot is a simple affair that wisely centers on what the phone can do. Punchy music stands in for any droning voice narration while captions highlight features like the multitasking, the contacts and calendar, and the available apps. Also getting its due time is the WebOS user interface, which remains one of the Pre family's best attributes. Seriously, folks, this is what a smartphone commercial should be.
The commercial is a huge improvement over the glossy, quasi-spiritual spots for the original Sprint Pre--admittedly, Palm did better with its Pixi ads--and the weird Verizon Pre Plus campaign that featured the mom obsessed with sticky notes.