Log in

View Full Version : Enough With Animal Names! LG's WinPho 7Series' Name is Panther?

Jon Westfall
03-04-2010, 07:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5485499/lgs-first-windows-phone-7-handset-will-be-called-panther?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)&utm_content=Google+Reader' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5485499/lgs-firs...t=Google+Reader</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"LG's first Windows Phone 7 handset, which got shown off recently in the sweaty palm of a Microsoft director at the Engadget Show, will be called the LG Panther. Apparently. We know LG likes silly names, but Panther?"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1267456293.usr7.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Seriously, Panther? Aside from the fact it's already been used, (good luck with branding), the name just doesn't sound exciting to me. While corporate naming decisions can be screwy (<a href="http://consumerist.com/2010/03/and-now-the-reader-submitted-comcast-xfinity-porn-logos.html" target="_blank">Xfinity</a> anyone?), a well placed name can really work for a product (e.g., Treo, Razr, etc..). The first phone we know about from a new platform named after an apple-esque animal? Here's to hoping that this is mostly baseless rumor!</p>