Sixty-seven miles up Millbank Tower, and after many glasses of champagne, a playboy comedian/presenter is announcing the phone that might just save Motorola?s bacon.
Nearby tech journalists were none the wiser as to whom this man was, yet they still rejected our theory that it could be Dave Berry. However, simply asking one of the PR people, and waiting for them to ask another PR person was all we had to do to discover that he was none other than Big Brother’s Big Mouth’s Jeff Leach.
We took Jeff aside for five minutes to reflect on the event and ask what he'd been up to. While not currently a Motorola customer, Jeff was pleased at the news that he was to receive a new Dext handset as part of his fee – not too shabby when combined with the free drinks.
As a seemingly intelligent young man, we asked him to describe how he could be involved with that cesspool of all TV programmes Big Brother and still look at himself in the mirror. “It's a guilty pleasure” he explained, “I don't like any of them.”
Big Brother fans are apparently a fanatical and incestuous bunch, “When I did Celebrity Scissorhands I'd see the same people coming to watch.”
As we pointed out the grey, empty lives these people must lead, Jeff was insistent in his judgement that “they're alright.”
Maybe so. Keen to highlight his acting credentials, Jeff told us about a pilot for BBC3 called Biosphere (possibly wrong spelling). Obviously the fact that BBC3 is involved doesn't fill one with confidence, but it might be good, who knows.
Leaving Jeff to converse with his many lady fans we decided to take a look at this Android-based smartphone. Facebook, Twitter, and all of that constant chatter is piped directly to the homescreen courtesy of the new MotoBlur system. It also means you can get Hecklerspray’s RSS feed right in front of your eyes, all of the time – if there was ever a reason to buy a phone this must be it.
If that wasn?t enough, you can also catch up with the last episode of Doctors on the iPlayer app, and it makes and receives phone calls.