While Palm's look but don't touch policy regarding Pre at press events has been a bit frustrating, I have to hand it to them here. Their PR/marketing team is getting creative in looking beyond traditional media and online media and looking to engage "influencers" in order to create pre-launch buzz for the Palm/Sprint savior phone, which is due to launch sometime in the next 60 days. Yesterday it was The Molls Show, today it's Real Reviewers.
If you're at least 18, live in the US, use Facebook, twitter, and your cell phone a ton, and promise to be honest, you can apply to become a Palm Real Reviewer. The chosen few will get themselves a "current-model phone" and six months of free service. One can only assume that given the May 8 notification date for those selected as RRs, that current-model phone will be a Pre. I mean, it's hard to imagine Palm targeting the Facebook set with free Treo Pros.
So if you're a connector, influencer, blogger, maven, guru, or just obsessed with social media and cell phones, hop on over to Palm's application page and sign up for the Real Reviewer program. Heck, if you get a Pre and write a cool review of it, maybe we'll even run it here on PhoneDog, to boot.