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Billionaire opts for 9 year old Nokia instead of new smartphone

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Billionaire opts for 9 year old Nokia instead of new smartphone
Being a billionaire means owning the best of everything. Sir Philip Green is the 9th richest man in the U.K. and is worth more than $6 billion U.S. which gives him the ability to own a Mercedes S500, a Gulfstream Jet, a solid gold Monopoly set and a 206 foot yacht. A man like that, you would figure, would be carrying around the smartest of smartphones. Is there an iPhone 3GS in Mr. Green's pocket? Or perhaps he uses the latest Snapdragon enabled Android superphone featuring HD video capture.Actually, the owner of Britain's Topshop retail stores owns a 9 year old Nokia 6130. Years away from being in production, the featurephone has no camera and a monochrome screen. But being wealthy does have advantages. Green bought out the remaining inventory of the phone in case he has to replace it. Last year, the billionaire was asked about finally joining the 21st Century and buying a smarphone. His response was, "No chance. I have only just worked out how to use this one."

source: NYPOST via HuffingtonPost

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. Syksyd (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)

what a dumb ass, all that money he made and he made and he cant even learn to use a better phone than that....DUMB ASS

posted on 19 May 2010, 03:36

4. mcmkone (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)

If he's so dumb why does he have more money then you? Some people just perfer to stick to what they know... trust me i could be you his battery will out last any phone you have...!

posted on 19 May 2010, 14:26

9. luisandres58 (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Man, I wish I was that DUMB ASS....Let's see: a smart phone or $6 Billion? Yeah, I guess you picked the smart phone, Syksyd....

posted on 20 May 2010, 08:16

12. ostranderterry (Posts: 61; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)

not to mention that he probably PAYS for someone to mess with all of that anyway - who needs a smart phone when you can have an assistant that can do the same things plus some

posted on 18 May 2010, 22:49

2. fishpower187 (Posts: 88; Member since: 22 Feb 2010)

-1. Just a litte jealous are we? So what, the dude likes an old phone...coincidentally so do most older people.

posted on 19 May 2010, 02:59

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Being old is one thing. Being lazy as ass and refuse to adapt to 21st century technology is completely another. This man is a biliionaire. That means that he is bright enough to have loads of money. That means that he CAN think. And if he chose to continue using his brick of a cellphone instead of adapting and actually LEARNING (not that its that difficult to use a touch-screen proper phone. Esp iPhone) - that means he's just lazy. Seriously people. Just because you're used to something, doesn't mean that you should stick to it, when you have the possibility of getting something better instead. Learning how to use techonological products in our time is easy. It just requires a little patience. Oh and you know - using your brain.

posted on 19 May 2010, 08:14

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Not everyone needs the latest and greatest cell phone. Besides, since he's so rich, he can let his people handle all of the other technical stuff for him.

posted on 19 May 2010, 14:29

10. luisandres58 (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Man another one.....if he were so lazy he wouldn't have made all that money....

posted on 19 May 2010, 05:18

5. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

So what he won't upgrade. He probably doesn't even need it. The I ly thing he needs his phone to do is make calls. Any staff he has can take vatebof his email and all the other stuff. But like I said he probably doesn't even need a cell. He's a billionaire so he's been filthy rich before cell phones. People got along for mellenium before towers so I'm sure he doesn't need it. And if he did he could always use his staffs. Pol who call him dumb or critisize for any reason should think that at that level of rich. Necessity changes. And if it's a gsm phone(99% sure it is) then he won't ever have to upgrade because LTE is compatible with it.

posted on 19 May 2010, 08:31

7. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

It's like that Bill Gates said in the episode of Simpsons, "I don't get rich by writing a lot of cheaques"

posted on 19 May 2010, 09:20

8. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

"Buy him out boys!" LMAO

posted on 19 May 2010, 17:34

11. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

All the power to this guy. He probably has 50 assistants with smartphones that do the work for him so he doesn't have to.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 09:48

13. SQD (unregistered)

Vik Sux

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