New Phone Is Cell-dom Heard in Oz

The Bali Times

SAMSUNG’S latest line of mobile phones will need a rebrand for the Australian market: the hi-tech gadget shares a name with Australia’s most famous drug smuggler and inmate of Bali’s Kerobokan prison.

The Corby Pro and Corby Txt – already being marketed in Indonesia – are part of Samsung’s 2010 range, but the company’s Australian executives spotted the problem immediately.

“As soon as we heard that name we knew right away we couldn’t use it,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President of Telecommunications for Samsung Australia.

In Australia – and in Bali for that matter – the name prompts instant associations with high-profile prisoner Schapelle Corby, currently serving a 20-year stretch in Kerobokan for marijuana smuggling.

“For obvious reasons we will not be calling the Corby by that name,” said McGee, adding that for any Australian release the phones would be known by their model numbers – or should that be prisoner numbers?

Filed under:

4 Responses to “New Phone Is Cell-dom Heard in Oz”

  1. free prime blog Says:

    I liked what you posted here but I must say that it can be improved, although it is good but some more effort can get this blog to the top. And the theme is good.

  2. reverse phone number lookup Says:

    Thanks for this. I will try it on my on.

  3. Brock Shanker Says:

    Regards for this valuable insightful article. Often times, the best information come from the sources you may not expect. Not too long ago, I failed to give a lot of thought to writing comments on web log articles and have left opinions even less. Reading your insightful piece of writing, will definately encourage me to take action more regularly.

  4. Uncensored Gaga Telephone Says:

    This is my first time to visit your blog and I would say you share nice information. You definitely do research and write very well. Keep it up!

Leave a Reply