These Phone Companies Aren’t What You Think

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Who are you really buying your phone from? Does that Motorola logo really mean what you think it does? BlackBerry hasn’t made a phone in eight years, and for Nokia it’s been even longer – so why do so many people think they do? Today on MrMobile, we’re re-visiting the world of licensing to understand just what a tech brand name is (and isn’t).



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“Night Moves” by Ivy Bakes [Soundstripe]:

“Erm, Yeah” by P.A.M. [Soundstripe]:

“Smart Ideas” by Julian Bell [Premium Beat]:

“Silk” by Common Kid [Soundstripe]:

“Pop Rocks” by Neon Beach [Soundstripe]:


00:00 BlackBerry hasn’t been “BlackBerry” for years

01:00 Licensing review

02:19 Who actually builds the “CAT” phone?

03:00 Motorola? Is that you?

04:37 Back to BlackBerry

07:10 “No”kia



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