Originally Posted by nikon133
I don't see it as insult to all
Motorola is playing on public opinion very common among non-Apple users - that Apple products are posh and targeting Paris Hilton & friends sort of clients.
It is basic and effective, if questionable strategy - find competition's weak spot (or at least perceived weak spot) and blow it sky high. In a way, it is something Apple has been doing for ages.
Is Motorola loosing "princess" market that way? Likely. But I guess that segment of buyers probably would never purchase phone named Droid.
I am surprised PC vendors haven't explored this approach so far - something like a princess gossiping with her friends over iSight (on her Macbook covered with flowery stickers) over Brad and Angie's millionth break up while doing her nails, against bunch of kids (both sexes) on a lan party having great fun playing a game (something not too aggressive, though).
I think people who think that "Apple products are posh and targeting Paris Hilton & friends sort of clients" (which is the purest form of dumbfuckery) grossly overestimate the number of people who think this way.
How many people think iPods are high end items only indulged in by celebrities and the like? How many people can't figure out that the iPhone costs exactly as much as the Droid or most other smartphones?
There's no "princess" market to lose, it's an idiotic conceit with no bearing on reality. iPhones are in the hands of truckers, dentists, teenagers, soccer moms, little league coaches, campers, surfers, retirees, lab assistants, carpenters and dog trainers. To try to redefine its appeal, at this point, as somehow "elitist", and to counter that ludicrous characterization with "angry, macho and loud" doesn't make a lot of sense. Except to this interesting little demographic you've described. Who are, well, you know.