Orange Pays Actors To Stand In Line For The iPhone

from the losing-its-magic? dept

When the disco era was dying, the story was that the famed Studio 54 in New York had to start paying people to stand out front in line, so that it still look the club was still a happening place. Is the same thing happening with the iPhone? Over in Poland, mobile operator Orange is happily admitting that it's paying actors to stand in line to wait for the launch of the new iPhone: "We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone." That seems like a rather blatant admission that the phone itself isn't enough to drum up interest. Somehow, though, I don't think the iPhone is going the route of disco just yet.

Filed Under: actors, iphone, lines, poland
Companies: apple, orange


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Aug 2008 @ 6:34pm

    Re: Re: Its time . . .

    Well, let me respond to your ummmm...great examples of iPhone superiority.

    touch screen - This one I'll give you. The iPhone has the best touch screen I have used yet on a mobile phone.

    mobile internet - Doesn't even support flash or Java, try again.

    moblie email - How long did it take Apple to add support for corporate e-mail?

    phone computer compatiability - Really? that's funny cause my cell phone lets me transfer files via bluetooth, how's the iPhone leading the way on this? Oh and my phone can sync with my calendar via bluetooth as well.

    mobile computing - limiting developers to one store, and telling them there is a list of things they can't do is not leading the way in mobile computing, it is taking a step backwards. Phones with built in J2ME or Full Java support have many more apps available to them, many of which are free.

    music phones - I have a pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones for my cellphone, got any that will work with your iPhone? I can also add music by transfering via bluetooth, putting another memory card in, downloading via Mobile Web, or if I really want to go old school, I could use a USB cable for it (and mine doesn't have to be a proprietary USB cable either).

    and there are tons more - perhaps you should list them, as I have debunked all but one of your examples? And I hope you really enjoy your iPhone in a year when your battery won't hod a charge any longer. I'll pay $20 for a new battery, how much will you pay for a new iPhone? Ohhh you can't get one yet your still in a 2 year contract. Enjoy!!

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