We, as in the tech press, are all over Palm’s new mini-Pre. But we, as in the internet, just don’t seem to care about it — just ask Google.
Compared against the Droid Eris, the decidedly secondary, little-advertised rebranded Hero that happens to be launching alongside the Droid Droid, the Pixi’s hasn’t been driving much Google traffic at all, according to Google Trends. More odd is that even with reviews starting to hit, exciting deals showing up online and a release date rapidly approaching, the Pixi’s buzz is flat.
A couple of points: Although I searched for “Droid Eris” in quotes, there’s a good chance the Eris is getting a leg up on Google searches by piggybacking on the hyper-hyped Droid Proper. Also, I’ve seen three people, two of whom work with gadgets for a living, write “Pixi” as “Pixie” in the last 24 hours, which is funny! Also probably a bad sign, for the buzz. But still, that explains a disparity, not totally flat interest, or the weirdly tiny bump in attention the phone got when pricing was announced back in October. What gives? [Google Trends]