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We’ve all heard of the Apple iPhone 4 and the Verizon Droid, but what about the LG Wine? And the Samsung Dart?
Recently, companies have been putting on their malfunctioning thinking caps and churning out uncharacteristic names for phone brands. If you haven’t been in the market for a new cellular device, you’re missing out on some classic names.
Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here are the top 3 weirdest phone naming trends.
To combat this girly, glittery epidemic, phone manufacturers have amped up the grit.
Samsung’s manly phone collection features the Gusto and the Rugby. Yes, now it’s okay to name phones after rough sports and tough-sounding buzzwords.
We can’t neglect the classic Motorola products: the Brute and the Quantico. If you’re wondering what “Quantico” means, so were we. That’s why we hyperlinked you — to save you the trouble of discovering that it is indeed not a word; it’s the location of a Marine Corps Base. Kudos, Motorola, for at least being subtle about your manliness.
Future name predictions: Bicep, Toolkit, Hockey
Get in touch with nature with the Samsung Sunburst or Evergreen. If you’re feeling more on the celestial side, the Samsung Galaxy and the LG Cosmos are at your disposal.
Why are clunky, electronic phones named after nature? We’ll never know. Out of all the names inspired by weather, space, and animals, the most interesting is the Samsung Flight — we’re pretty sure there still isn’t an app for that.
Future name predictions: Foliage, Moonbeam, Aqueduct
However, we know Motorola’s Titanium or Photon phones aren’t named to show appreciation of the scientific pioneers of our society. They get these names simply because they sound awesome and complicated.
The same goes for the LG Quantum and Octane phones. One look at any of these names, and you’re convinced these tiny phones will be time-traveling you back to the Stone Age.
The best name, though, is the Samsung Gravity. Based on how many people have dropped their phones and now talk on cells with shattered screens and chipped-off edges, naming a phone after gravity actually deserves some positive recognition.
Future name predictions: Titration, Enzyme, Mitochondria
It seems that Nokia got lucky on this one because all of their phones have names consisted of random numbers and letters. Despite this, we wish they’d at least name a phone C-3PO. Who knows — maybe pop culture robots will be the next naming trend.