Lenovo to team up with Ashton Kutcher on a range of new phones

Lenovo to team up with Ashton Kutcher on a range of new phones
Steve Jobs is teaming up with Lenovo on a new range of handsets. Ok, it really isn't Steve Jobs, but is Ashton Kutcher, the actor who portrayed the late Apple co-founder in the movie "Jobs". You might recall that the Chinese manufacturer signed the television and film star as a design engineer back in October, to work on the company's Yoga Tablets.

Lenovo Chief Marketing Officer David Roman said on Friday that Kutcher won't be designing the actual circuitry that goes into the phone, but the UX of the device will certainly have his fingerprints all over it. The actor is known to be a savvy tech investor with a lifelong love of technology. Besides playing Jobs, he also portrays internet billionaire Waldon Schmidt on television 's "Two and a Half Men".


Kutcher, who has been seen on Nikon camera ads, co-founded VC firm A Grade Investments, which was an early investor in Foursquare, Airbnb and Uber, among other companies.

The Kutcher designed phones will be launched later this year.

source: re/code via Engadget

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25 Comments

1. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Looks like Kelso did okay for himself hahaha

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Can't wait to see the final product... Notification sound: BUUURN!!

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That comment goes in my top 10 favorite comments sir.

8. papss unregistered

I agree❕❕

16. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

and the sound alarm for when you misplaced your phone: Duuude, where is your phone?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this guy is gonna punk us all with his with ux designs..got punked?

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Wrong, he's going to secretly sabotage Lenovo on launch day by pulling out his iPhone 5S and Macbook. And, then, he'll ruin Lenovo just like he did "2 and a Half Men". *TRAGIC*

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I don't expect great things from this union. Just another hole to throw cash down I bet.

5. bdclark

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

By that reasoning, HTC should bring in Vanilla Ice. "If there was a problem, Yo, I'll solve it. Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it."

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

... lol +1

7. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Lenovo, he is just playing Steve Jobs, he isn't the real Steve Jobs!

10. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

oh let him play! He has to redeem himself somehow after that 'Jobs' fiasco.

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, "don't hate"! That movie grossed over 1 MILLION DOLLARS!!

19. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Wow, that's almost as much as Flappy Bird!

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Where they expecting it to gross as much as Social Network?

9. papss unregistered

This makes me feel good about the house that bought Moto..

14. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Nooo, I hate Ashton! give me back my Mila Kunis

15. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Well, then. Guess I will not be at all interested in a Lenovo phone. I've met Kutcher. He was a jerk.

17. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Hopefully for Lenovo, he'll be more successful than Alicia Keys was with Blackberry. or Robert Downey Jr with HTC...

18. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hopefully he's a better designer than an actor.

20. varunrawal

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

bad idea!!!just coz he acted as steve jobs doesn't make him steve jobs….lol….next year news update lenovo mobile division up for grabs!!

21. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

The fake Steve Jobs and the fake IBM.

22. DomChavez

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Yeah, these aren't iPhones and he isn't really Steve Jobs.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, they have the money, let them throw it away on a publicity stunt. Who knows, he might actually design a good phone... Also "I can shoot chocolate milk from my nipples."

25. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

let's hold this phone in the future while watching two and a half men...haha

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