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| Thursday, July 17, 2008

Financial magazine Forbes recently pointed out in its article the competitive market of mobile phones, finding a good spokesman is very important, thus they have an article titled 10 Celebs And Their Cells to select the 10 most influential mobile phones spokesmen list. This time round, the list of names are listed without any order, among the 10 celebs, there are two familiar Asian faces towards the end of the list, they are Andy Lau and Rain. Although Jay Chou is not listed, but his name is mentioned in the article.

The article explained that Andy was selected because he wrote a calligraphy specially for LG Shine special edition last year, he wrote "Kindness bring you to Heaven" which leaves a good impression. When asking questions to reporters, he revealed that he is not the spokesman for the mobile phone as it was a promotional collaboration for his new album but he's delighted being selected and quipped: "I'm not sure if I can ask for a higher fee next time?"

Rain whom had just completed shooting Hollywood film Ninja Assassin, the Korean media also has large scale reports of him being in the list. Forbes introduce Rain as Korean version of Justin Timberlake, thus he was picked to become the spokesman for Samsung mobile phones and its Beijing Olympic Games promotional ambassador.

Those listed on the list includes Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, soccer player David Beckham, America's R&B heavenly king Usher, Black Eyed Peas member Fergie, female racer Danica Patrick and Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aamir Khan from Bollywood.

Forbes Top 10 Most Influential Mobile Phone Spokesmen

Maria Sharapova - Sony Ericsson

David Backham - Motorola RAZR2

Danica Patrick - Motorola

Shah Rukh Khan - Nokia

Abhishek Bachchan - Motorola

Aamir Khan - Samsung

Usher - Sony Ericsson

Fergie - Motorola ROKR

Rain - Samsung

Andy Lau - LG Shine

news from: Apple Daily News, Wei Wen Po, Sing Tao News