So I found this kind of funny. @Palm_Inc just tweeted about some Pre-related song or something, so I followed the link.
The link took me to a blip.tv video (note: we use blip to host our iTunes-bound videos). The video is a promotional thing that someone named Molls made about how Palm showed her the Pre and waiting for it to come out is like falling in love with someone. Or something like that - I don't know, I'm too old to understand these kids with their Internet videos.
This vid is chock full of Pre Luv - to the point where I'm guessing Palm offered Molls a free Pre or something in exchange for making the clip. Anyway, at the end of the vid there's a link to Molls' blog - www.themollsshow.com - which is a Tumblr page. The best part of it all? Once the Tumblr page loads, the first thing you see, smack in the middle of the page? An Apple logo! ROLFMPO! (That's Roling On the Floor Laughing My PRE Off, for you n00bs).
Molls' Tumblr blogs is a bunch of links surrounding an embedded player showing the latest episode of her vlog. The static image begging you to click-to-play the vids is of a rainbow Apple logo tatooed on someone's ankle.
Was this a PR gaffe on Palm's part, or a sign that Molls is changing her allegiance from iPhone to Pre? Either way, it looks like Palm's spending at least a few bucks targeting the tween market in anticipation of the Pre's launch. Whenever that might actually be. Meantime, Apple gets some more free publicity on a competitor's dime ... which is more or less how they roll.