Bill Murray selects a BlackBerry for his first smartphone

Bill Murray selects a BlackBerry for his first smartphone
To say that Bill Murray is a strange duck would be an understatement. The comedian/actor/man about town has never been one to carry a phone, whether it be smart or dumb. Legend has it that to get in touch with the star, agents, pals and even family members, have to use a secret toll-free number that not too many know about.

But it looks like the 64 year-old has finally joined the rest of the world and has purchased a smartphone. Of course, leave it to Murray to stay clear of the iOS vs, Android debate, as the Ghostbusters star is now the proud owner of a BlackBerry handset. He has already handed out his phone number to Naomi Watts, his co-star in St. Vincent, a new film that opened last Friday. Watts might feel honored to be given the number, but she is complaining that agents keep calling, trying to get her to push a script to Murray for him to read.

As for which BlackBerry model Murray now sports, the BlackBerry Passport is different enough to suit the actor's personality. And a movie like Caddyshack might look good on the 4.5 inch, 1440 x 1440 screen. Murray told the New York Post's Page Six that he needed the phone to keep in touch with his kids, who won't answer a phone call, but will respond to a text. Sounds like the apples haven't fallen too far from the tree.

source: NYPost via N4BB

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  • Display 4.5 inches 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3


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