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The Sony-Ericsson Shakira
Apparently Sony-Ericsson have
codenamed their latest mobile phone "Shakira"
, after a pop singer signed to Sony Music. This isn't the first time a Sony electronic gadget was named after a Sony-signed recording artist; four years ago, Sony launched
a pocket instant messaging device which shared its name with a dance-music artist
. Which makes one wonder whether there's now a clause in the standard Sony Music recording contract that grants Sony's electronics division the rights to use an artist's name for naming products, and, if so, what artist will get a gadget named after them next.
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