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Guy smashes his old iPhone for his new Palm Pre!

I'm sure that's just PhotoShop...

Title says it all. John, who just switched from his 1st Gen. iPhone to the Pre, thought there was no better way to show his love for his new Pre than to: Smash his iPhone with a steel Hammer! Epic. Though extreme, not to this level.

He calls the 3 photos, "Problem, Method, Solution".

Are you a Switcher? How'd you like your new Pre?

More photos after the jump! Click them to enlarge.




[Thanks, John]

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Reader Comments (39)

Its obvious he didn't actually break it.
See the powder?
Oldest trick in the book....

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermannn

Ofcourse he broke it, take a closer look, see the hole to the right of the launcher button and the fine fracture lines

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAS147

Without video evidence, we'll just assume it's Photoshop. ;)

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaveZatz

I wonder how long it will be until he smashes the Pre for the 3rd generation iPhone that's coming out?

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDuvi

I wonder how long will it be until he smashes the iPhone V3 and go back to the fresh WebOS of the Pre(because iPhone V3 looks, smells, & tastes like iPhone 1.0).

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpalm guy 1

That's stupid, he wasn't even on 2.2.1! You can tell by the calc and iTunes icon on his homescreen (pre smash)

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Smash a $600 device during a recession. Awesome.

Why not sell it? Give it away? Save it just in case?

What. An. Idiot.

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeth

What an idiot. Really wish he would have slipped and taken both out at the same time, leaving him SOL.

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbob

*sigh* People with so much money they don't know what to do with it...

He could have sold it, and gave the money to the poor.

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

Is this dude in the Sprint shoveling cash commercials? What better way to recoup the cost of your $200 Pre than by smashing a first gen iPhone you could have sold for $100? Bravo sir, bravo.

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterConfused

Good call on the old OS installed on the iPhone, @Eric.

$200 bucks says this dorktard bought the iPhone off ebay just to get himself some internet glory. Not all Pre users are this desperate for attention... right?

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRidleyGriff

@palm guy 1

Wow, informative fanboy comment Mr Palm Guy. Youve officially added nothing intelligent to the discussion and we are all dumber now.

iphone> POS buggy, crappy built Pre on crappy Sprint

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjk

in the immortal words of "Dumb and Dumber:"

"you are one pathetic LOSER!"

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaulie

That guy is an asshat.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMe

what a waste of space. This dick has made nothing but people think hes an idiot - hes prolly sitting at home going "i dont care, i rule" but inside, "um, maybe i shouldnt have done that"

bottom line is. Iphone = good.
anything from dinosaur palm = shit.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterha ha

how funny would it have been if he missed the iPhone and hit the Pre instead......

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterguvnor

yeah,, really funny.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterindigomoon

Not just first Generation iphone, but also first generation software? Look at the screen - no apps - no multiple screens.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Weatherby

mannn is correct. everyone else here is fnckin blind. when is he going to come out with the real story on how he faked everyone out?

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterihateyou

Wow, Great PR stunt from Palm !

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeybee

Yeah exactly. If I was Palm, I'd be hi-fiving everyone in the office if something like this came out. And buying an original iPhone and smashing it is a negligible expense for a marketing budget.

Plus, this article is on a website that seems to do nothing but gush about the Pre and heap crap on the iPhone

Points to a PR stunt for sure.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHagmo

It's nothing more, nothing less than a publicity stunt.! I wouldn't be surprised if the guys name starts with Roger!

I wonder who is going to do the same to the Pre after the new iPhone's hit the market, or after a very cash rich Apple sues an almost penny less Palm out of existence for blatant patent violations?

It's bad enough when you poach someone's employees, over two hundred of them, and then use their ideas and patents, in order to make the Pre think it's the other guy's hardware, so int turn, it can use it's software to sync your music!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDon

That's hilarious...not the obviously faked photo sequence, but that there are people out there with a "your phone sucks monkey ass, and mine (or even more sad, the phone I want) rules" attitude. Wow!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCDB

Sometimes it's just fun to smash stuff. Especially if it works in a way that really pisses you off. dd

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarryl dowers

what an attention whore !

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbzguy

You made the Pre watch? Imagine how fricken traumatized and scared it is now, trying to perform for you until your next latest greatest. :)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDennis


June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBum

What an idiot! Seriously, this guy should be smacked upside the head for being a moron. I'm cool with whatever phone someone wants... BUT seriously, why smash it and not sell it or give it to a friend. Or just break it and use it as an ipod. John's an idiot. He needs to be sterialized to prevent him from breeding.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

what an idiot

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterasdf

So the guy smashed his old phone. He's happy with his new Pre, leave him alone. You Apple fanboys are like lemmings, I hope one of you doesn't walk toward a cliff or Apple won't have any more mindless drones to sell products to!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike McCoughy

This could very well be astroturf marketing for Palm Pre. Would be hard, maybe impossible to prove, but it's possible.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Koetsier

Lame viral ad.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterume1

That is the most badass thing I have seen in a long time. Right on dude. Hammertime!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevo

This is a hoax. I know this because it was my phone that John accidentally smashed.

John and I are lovers, or at-least we were. We actually split after this incident. We both work at a high-end hardware store. The argument was that if the hammer was pushed-into my @$$, would I be able to wield it with enough force to drive a nail (off camera).

The photos were actually taken to submit to the manufacturer of the Pro Series hammer. John was hoping that the rubber on the handle wasn't absorbed into his rectal walls, and if so, would it be harmful to him.

Get your story straight.

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCraig B.

cry more apple fanboys. Every iphone deserves this fate. I own a touch HD which shits on both the pre and the iphone. I would smash both if i were the OP and buy a touch HD.

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfanboysuck

and then throw the iphone to a river....or what else?
very bad message!

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergovinda

idiot, you are a fuckin idiot!!!!!

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJD

god that was so stupid i could of had that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! palms and sprint sucks ass

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter123coolsmo

look at the screen he had of pulled it apart to get it out. so for that it is a fake

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter123coolsmo

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