Daniel Craig was against Sony and Samsung phones in Spectre because "James Bond only uses the best"

The amount of money discussed for Android product placements in the new James Bond movie Spectre was staggering. Daniel Craig, who stars as the suave and debonair British spy, was offered $5 million to be seen with the Sony Xperia Z4 in the movie. Sony offered $18 million for marketing and promotion for the film, a figure trumped by a $50 million bid by Samsung...
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7. .8800.

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

So I wonder, "what is the best"...? Looks like Vertu or Nokia 8series?

8. TypicalGeek

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Vertu, of course.

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I think he should use Nokia 3310, the best phone for bullet proof.

10. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Give them a BB Priv.

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

HTC M10

12. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Please tell me he didnt ask for an iPhone

13. torr310

Posts: 1628; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Anyways, what's best for him may not be the best for me.

14. Ghost04

Posts: 516; Member since: May 03, 2014

He should get a Nokia 1100 .

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

HTC One M9, Bond always has gadgets, that one could double as an explosive.... j/k ;-)

66. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

LMAO, or better yet, a portable toaster...

67. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

mmmmm.... toast....

20. T-rex unregistered

I wonder how Craig will feel when they don't cast him in the next Sony movie

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

This is officially his last Bond film right?

50. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Absolutely. He said he never wants to do another one, and that James Bond is a despicable misogynist. Can't say I disagree. Good films though

110. tedkord

Posts: 17137; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So I assume he'll donate all the money he was paid for filming the 3 movies it took until he realized all this about Bond. Maybe to a battered women charity. Yes?

23. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Should've give him the edge plus, cause that thing is a beauty.

25. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

He wanted a BlackBerry.

26. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

At least go with a BB Priv. Launching the same time and represents security. Using an iPhone would have to be followed up by a girls of Bond fappening, not to mention it's the most overused phone on the planet. 0 cool factor at this point. Good thing Aston Martin and Jaguar don't but an 'S' on last years model and call it an unveiling.

27. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

blackberry. that would be a phone a secret agent would use. they don't need whatsapp or instagram, just the baddass security.

28. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

If its a iPhone im not watching lol

52. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

What if Huawei, Lenovo, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft, LG, Motorola, Samsung are you still not going to watch? Or you can't afford to go at the cinema and you just enjoy downloading in Torrent.

155. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Torrents

29. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I see no mention of samsung in that bit you cut and pasted yet you mention samsung.. iphonearena FTW idiots.

31. GeekMovement unregistered

He obviously wanted an Amazon Fire Phone.

42. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

that was a long time ago. during the last bond film. times have changed. the xperias have significantly improved. of course, it will be embarrassing to have an xperia z1 back then. the awful display and poor battery life are spy nightmares.

43. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

if i were a sony boss, i would have them all fired. if the actor does not like to promote the xperia phone (not the z and z1), i'll find another actor. sony is dying and needs all the help it can get. who are these fools to refuse to help the company that feeds them?

62. T-rex unregistered

Exactly, who is an actor to say what they want and what they don't want to use in a movie for which they are paid millions. If not craig, they will find a better one, and craig can go on be a cowboy in alien's movies

111. tedkord

Posts: 17137; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

In all fairness, the last two movies were really good, and Craig was really good in then.

44. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

The LG V10 actually looks like the type of gadget a spy would use in a movie, with it's sleek designs and dual camera and dual screen. The pistol handle design of the back and the chrome steel sides do look like a spy phone.

45. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

lol....nice try

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