It’s generally a given that gadgets will have one of two kinds of stupid name: either a lengthy serial number only nerds remember, or something created by the marketing department that sounds “cool” and doesn’t actually describe the device in any way, shape, or form.
But a PR company called Intercom has a good point: you really, really, really should not have a cellphone share any product characteristics with a condom, especially not the name. And once you see it, you can’t unsee it.
As the blog hilariously points out, Android phones and condoms share a lot of similar names. For example, the HTC Desire and Contempo Midnight Desire condoms (or, stretching the point a bit, Lifestyles Natural Desire “personal lubricant”). Or the HTC Touch Cruise…do we even really need to explain that one? Or the Samsung Galaxy Indulge. Or…well, you get the point.
And it’s not like HTC or Samsung are some tiny little manufacturer using Google Translate because they’re too cheap to pay a starving college student: HTC made $100 billion last year alone. These are people that should know better.
Anyway, expect more serious reporting about cellphones from now on instead of this frivolity. We’re greatly looking forward to playing with the HTC Caressing Firm Stroke and the Samsung Ultra Thin Warm Pleasure.
What’s In a Name? [Intercom]