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Brooke Shields: The InformationWeek Interview

During CES, I had the opportunity to interview celebrity Brooke Shields. What was she doing at a technology trade show? Pitching LG mobile phones, natch. Here's what she had to say about AT&T, Apple, LG and Sprint.
During CES, I had the opportunity to interview celebrity Brooke Shields. What was she doing at a technology trade show? Pitching LG mobile phones, natch. Here's what she had to say about AT&T, Apple, LG and Sprint.LG gave me the opportunity to spend a few moments with Brooke Shields. She graciously answered a few questions about two new LG mobile phones that were announced at the show, the Lotus Elite and the Rumor Touch.

InformationWeek: What phone do you primarily use?

Brooke Shields: Right now I have an iPhone, but I have had more dropped calls than I've ever had in my life, so I am hoping that LG and Sprint will save me from that. When I am on the road I need to talk to my kids, and time is always of the essence.

IWK: Why did you get an iPhone?

Brooke: First I got it because it was cool. I felt comfortable with the touch screen. The email was great. Texting was great. I was so happy that I could film my kids and take pictures of them and share them with my husband, The phone was a big problem, though. My time is limited, and when I have a few moments to call my kids, I don't want the call to drop. That's what happened with the iPhone.

IWK: What is your favorite feature of the LG Lotus Elite?

Brooke: You mean besides the fact that I can take my own picture? (laughs). I like that it closes and I like how compact it is. It feels good, I like the way that it feels in my hand. I can put in it my purse or pocket and not redial someone. That's important to save from some embarrassment. The fact that I can close it and know that I am safe is big for my relationship and my friends.

I also love that it doesn't drop calls. Sprint has been really good about that.

You've also got music, the camera is great and the video is amazing. I love that I can video my kids at soccer and ballet.

I am also technologically challenged. I still like paper, so I need things to be easy and I still want to be cool. I want to look like a cool mom.

IWK: What is your favorite app?

Brooke: I don't use Facebook or Twitter. I already feel like there's too much public access to my life, and I feel like people don't need another avenue into my personal life. But I text a lot. The keyboard of the Lotus Elite makes that easy. I really like the way the keyboard feels. If someone doesn't answer their phone fast enough, I'll text.

IWK: What is your favorite feature of the LG Rumor Touch?

Brooke:I am excited about the Rumor, which has a touch screen. The numbers are nice and big. I love the keyboard and I love the touch screen. Because I am in a place where I'm learning new technology, it's nice to have both the keyboard and touchscreen. It is a nice segue way. I feel like I need both. LG has bridged that gap for me. They've made it stylish, and sexy and you still have good functionality. They've made it accessible to someone like a mom.

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