In 2015 Samsung made a spray with the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Version (in addition to Galaxy Buds+ BTS Version), nevertheless that’s not a shock – BTS is amongst the best-known tunes acts around the world today as well as additionally everything they touch pulls in teams of fans (additionally if it’s a McDonalds meal). This was a lot from business’s really initial initiative to use tunes extremely celebrities to promote its tools.
Back in 2007 Samsung (as well as additionally Sprint) released the Beyonce-themed B’Phone, a limited version variant of the Samsung UpStage M620 The phone had 2 sides– a simple-looking feature phone in addition to a media player with a tracks regulates in addition to a larger 2.1″ 176 x 220 px display (well, larger than the line display that hopped on the contrary).
The B’Phone advertised by Beyonce – A normal Samsung UpStage, back as well as front
The outside was altered to a gold-and-burgundy shade scheme (created by vocalist herself) as well as supplied special downloadable web content, consisting of a track called “632-5792” (a telephone number) that Beyonce created when she was10 That was it, however, if you desired extra tunes, you needed to pack them on a microSD card on your own (the UpStage sustained cards as much as 2 GB).
Nokia recognized the worth of celeb promo also, yet as opposed to mosting likely to any kind of one superstar, the Finns made a decision to cast a vast web as well as in 2004 (in collaboration with AT&T) launched the Nokia 3200 and also Nokia 3300 American Idolizer minimal version phones. They were valued $50 to $70 and also offered via numerous songs shops (e.g. Sam Reward, Media Play, Suncoast).
The basic 3200 obtained just branding– without card port, hardly any kind of memory and also no songs gamer, there was little expect it. The 3300 was a various tale. Normal visitors of Recall will certainly remember it as a follow up to the QWERTY-packing 5510 and also as the “Black Phone”, a Jay-Z branded scandal sheet.
Years later on the business attempted something comparable with the Nokia 5228 X-Factor (in some areas the phone was referred to as the 5233). This Symbian-powered (resisting) touch phone was a less expensive variation of the 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s initial effort to eliminate the apple iphone.
The Nokia 5228 X-Factor version: yes, it looks the very same, however it has some pre-loaded material
Fortunately, it was 2010, so the phone included a conventional 3.5 mm earphones jack as well as microSD port (not MMC like the 3300). All you obtained with this unique version was the X-Factor application pre-loaded along with some wallpapers as well as ringtones from the program.
Additionally in 2010 T-Mobile partnered with famous guitar player Eric Clapton to expose the myTouch 3G Fender restricted version The Android 1.6 mobile phone by HTC was provided a phony timber grain outside with the hallmark Fender sunburst coating (also the consisted of earphones were tailored).
A 16 GB microSD was preload with several of Clapton’s best-known standards consisting of ” Layla,” “My Papa’s Eyes,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart” as well as ” Fantastic Tonight” 2 applications came pre-installed: Guitar: Solo and also Music Light
The (HTC) T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Version with the hallmark Fender sunburst coating
T-Mobile additionally supplied means to improve the gadget, consisting of even more Fender-branded backs, a Fender lugging instance as well as the Rock Dock, a docking terminal with integrated audio speakers. The service provider additionally debuted a multimedia sync remedy that enabled customers to sync songs, video clip and also pictures in between their Windows or Mac computer systems and also their phone (it’s apparent that T-Mo was searching for an option to iTunes).
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender version was offered in T-Mobile stores (and also online) at $180(plus tax obligations as well as charges) with a 2-year agreement.
For many years there have actually been various other phones advertised by popular music acts. A a lot more current instance is the Galaxy A80 Blackpink scandal sheet from 2019 (BTS had not been the very first K-pop band that Samsung has actually touched for advertising objectives).
What’s your preferred music-themed restricted version phone?