James Bond is an incredibly promiscuous man. In each one of the Bond flicks he sleeps with at least one new woman, and his brand loyalty is highly questionable. Sometimes he uses a Sony phone, sometimes he uses a Nokia, sometimes he drives an Aston Martin, other times he’s driving a BMW. The reality is that there is no James Bond, and all the stuff he uses is the result of companies throwing millions of dollars at Hollywood studios to get their products onto the silver screen. This newest Bond movie, “Skyfall“, will see our favorite man of mystery sporting the Sony Xperia T. For those of you who don’t remember that device, it’s the company’s Android flagship. It has a 4.6 inch 720p screen, dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, NFC, though surprisingly there’s no 4G LTE. It’ll ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and we can only hope that it’ll get Jelly Bean before the year is out.
Today O2 UK is announcing that the Xperia T is now available for purchase. It has custom ringtones, custom wallpapers, and basically everything about it is meant to make Bond fans open up their wallets and give away their money.
Let’s be realistic for a second, what would a spy with an unlimited budget actually use? He’d want to be inconspicuous, so chances are he’d use something that’s a bit “old”. Bond should be using a Samsung Galaxy S II with a completely custom ROM that was written from the ground up by the British government. The ROM would have hardcore encryption built-in, apps that can hack into nearby phones via Bluetooth, and other crazy features.
What say you, should Bond carry an Xperia T or should he have something more menacing?