The entire UK it seems has shut down – deserted streets, empty buses and packed pubs – everyone seems to be watching David Beckham and his boys struggle to beat the puny Trinidad and Tobago.
Soccer antics aside, one of the most recognized sports stars in the world, Beckham signed an exclusive deal with Motorola to promote its phones worldwide. Forbes magazine estimates that Beckham makes about $32 million a year.
As part of this deal, a portion of profits from the Motorola’s red-hot, Moto Red phone will go to The Global Fund, a charity that provides financial support for the fight against AIDS in Africa.
Ironically, it seems he is quite fascinated with a new phone from HTC, called the Star Trk phone. According to The Inquirer, “company was astonished when Beck’s entourage phoned them a few days later to request a pink version.”
“He can’t be seen using one,” came the reply. “Because of the new deal he has with Motorola.”
The Inquirer doesn’t specifically say that it is HTC which got the call the call, but a story on The Register featured a pink Star Trk phone. Putting two and two together…. Okay maybe it is for Posh (Spice!)