Hey Gizmodo…

Next time just pay the dude $5,000 for pictures and the ability to see, touch and tear apart the device. Don’t actually purchase it…rookies.

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When will we see Gray Powell again?

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When do think we will all see Gray Powell again?  Here at the PocketUp nerve center Powell marketing ideas have been flying around all last week.

For those of you just waking from coma, Gray Powell work for Apple.  He left the ex-top secret Gen 4 iPhone at a bar after tossing back a few brews.  You can see full story here.

Here’s a small list of how we think Gray could make the most of recent “fame”.  What would you do now, if you were Gray Powell?

  • Apple let’s him keynote the release event.  Using a “you started it, no finish it” theme.
  • He becomes the lead spokesman for StuffBack
  • Budlight…we could spend all day rolling those ideas
  • He gets promoted to Apple’s head of MobileMe, touting it’s remote wipe feature
  • Windows Mobile hires him to “lose” one of their new creations

You know…If Verizon was smart

So here I am an early iPad adopter and all. WiFi was enough for me. There’s a hotspot almost everywhere these days. I was really in the market for a MiFi type device prior to getting an iPad anyway.

I’m currently in the process of getting a t-shirt and “personal badging” business off the ground. We’ll be selling our products at trade shows, car, motorcycle and bicycle events around the country. A MiFi makes a perfect companion to the Quickbooks Merchant account we have. So with all that said, on to my point.

Verizon, call me. (or read on)

- iPad(64gb) 3G version is $829
- AT&T wireless plan with no contracts is $14.99 (250mb) or $29.99 (unlimited*/5gb)

- iPad(64gb) WiFi Version is $699
- Verizon MiFi device $269 with no contract. $39.99 (250mb) or $59,99 (5gb)

Hey Verizon “marketing genius dudes”… Why not offer the MiFi for $130 at no contract, the difference between the two iPad versions, and lower your data plans?

Wouldn’t that be a great way for you to show, likely iPhone customers, that your network is better?

Couldn’t you market your device connects with three others, not just your iPad?

How about the handy little cases that Sprint is giving away at BestBuy stores?

…too bad you didn’t think of this the day the iPad rolled out.

PS: I’m in PR/Marketing and looking for freelance work. …call me

the iPad case iChose