It's been awhile since I quizzed you on your cell phone names, so hopefully you aren't too rusty! Mariah Carey has been on the music scene since 1990, which leaves plenty of opportunities to get into the studio — she's got 12 full albums under her belt so far — and she's still kicking it at number one. See if you can tell the difference between her album titles and LG cell phone names in this quiz!Take the Quiz
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From Hitchcock films to Britney songs, cell phone names are starting to sound like pop culture things — and now I'm taking it old school: the '80s. Tune your brain into old shows from the tube and see if you can figure out which is an '80s TV show and which is the name of a cell phone.
Think you're a cell phone and pop culture master? Test your knowledge on one of my quizzes below, and see if you can identify what names are cell phones and what names are for things like Britney Spears songs, Hitchcock movies, and energy drinks!
Cell Phone Name or Britney Spears Song?
Cell Phone Name or Gum Brand?
Cell Phone Name or Alfred Hitchcock Film?
Cell Phone Name or Ladies' Razor?
Cell Phone Name or Perfume?
Cell Phone Name or Sports Drink?
I like my gadgets how I like my gum: fresh and with no bite marks. Seriously, though, it's time for another quiz on the sharp, young cell phone names that have a tendency to sound like something else altogether.
Last time it was Britney Spears songs, and this time, it's the all-American favorite: chewing gum! Can you guess which is the name of a phone and which is the name of a minty fresh treat?
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They've even become quite provocative; take my latest quiz and see if you can identify which name is that of a cell phone or a Britney Spears tune.Take the Quiz
The trend of naming cell phones something catchy is pretty great — it's so much easier than remembering some crazy combination of letters and numbers.
However, sometimes the cell phone companies get a little out of hand with the clever names, and the nom de plumes don't exactly sound like tech marvels (as is the case with Samsung's toiletry-sounding names and LG's Hitchcockian names).
Today's source of confusion is Samsung again — can you guess which of these are cell phones, and which are the names of energy drinks?Take the Quiz
It's not just LG that's out of control with the fancy names; their buddy Samsung is in on the cutesy single names too! No more numbers to name cell phones, people; you need a catchy name to compete in this market.
What are Samsung's names coming dangerously close to? Ladies' razor names! Both are often pink, both are marketed at women, and both are indispensable yet frustrating. Samsung is helping to blur the lines, too.
Take my quiz and see if you can distinguish between the name of a hot new cell phone and a flowery razor found lining Target's aisles!Take the Quiz
When I did my last quiz, Cell Phone or Perfume Name?, I think we both noted that the primary offender with their one-word, splashy names is LG.
The electronics company uses these names for their cell phones and other tech products to titillate and appeal to customers. You know who else did that? Alfred Hitchcock.
It seems like LG has been taking notes from the seminal horror-film director, but thankfully, there's no "LG Psycho" yet.
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As the Gadgettes pointed out in their NPR interview this week, manufacturers market to ladies one way, by giving their products flashy and recognizable (therefore, girly?) names like "Chocolate" or "enV" instead of something like VX12345.
I feel like this has gotten a little out of control, and now there exist some phones whose names sound more like a cologne you would spritz on your wrist, rather than put up to your ear. Take my quiz and tell me which is the name of a cell phone model, and which is the name of a perfume!Take the Quiz