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16 awkward photos of celebrities at mobile phone launches in the noughties

From Samantha and Bono to Bob Geldof. Nobody was above posing with a flip phone.

1. Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba - Vodafone Launch Source: PA Archive/PA Images

2.

This is pretty impractical.

Samantha Mumba - Vodafone Launch Source: PA Archive/PA Images

3. Bono

Bono promotes motorola red carphone for charity, Oxford Street - London Source: EMPICS Entertainment

4. It would be very hard to picture Bono doing this in 2018.

Bono promotes motorola red carphone for charity, Oxford Street - London Source: EMPICS Entertainment

 5. Eddie Hobbs

This one’s actually for ComReg’s website CallCosts.ie, but we’ll include it anyway.

CONSUMER Mobile Source: PA Archive/PA Images

6. Liberty X

Liberty X video mobile phone Source: PA Archive/PA Images

7. Louise Redknapp and Darius Danesh

They aren’t even acknowledging the phone.

Premier Mobile Model Search Competition Source: PA Archive/PA Images

8. Myleene Klass

Looking like every typical 14-year-old back in 2009, for some reason.

www.stoptextbully.com Website Launch Source: PA Archive/PA Images

9. Bob Geldof

He probably thinks he’s above doing this now, but he wasn’t back then.

WapWorld Geldof Source: PA Archive/PA Images

10. Jonathon Ross

herzigova ross Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

11.

Vodafone 3G Source: PA Archive/PA Images

12. Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry Handheld History Source: PA Archive/PA Images

14. Frank Lampard

Soccer - Launch of Frank Lampard's TV Channel - The Soho Hotel Source: PA Archive/PA Images

15. Dannii Minogue

dannii eamonn Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

This was probably the height of glamour at one stage.

16. Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud Samsung Launch - London Source: PA Archive/PA Images

We prefer Nadine Coyle with this mobile phone:

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