'Mobile Device' Redefined

BlackBerries of the Rich 'n' Famished

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

June 27, 2006

1 Min Read
'Mobile Device' Redefined

NOON -- Diamonds, it seems, aren't just a girl's best friend – they can also be used to keep staff in line. Supermodel Naomi Campbell is back in court today, accused of lobbing her "jewel-encrusted BlackBerry" at her housekeeper's head.

The 35-year old model is alleged to have thrown her fancy version of the popular communications device at the help after accusing her of stealing a pair of jeans, reports the Times of London. Campbell could face up to seven years in the clink if convicted of the attack.

And, as it turns out, this isn't the first time Campbell's used a cellphone as a weapon. In 2000, she pleaded guilty to assaulting an assistant with her mobile phone and was sued by another assistant for the same thing in 2003.

As for that bling-laden BlackBerry? Tackier than a French kiss from Paris Hilton. — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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