Mobile Gadgets used by Indian Celebrities [Compilation]

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What phone does Aamir Khan use? You know what, that’s a great question. A question for which we might not find the answer easily. But we can make some intelligent guesses. My guess is Aamir Khan is using a Android powered phone, and probably the one of the few celebrities (NTR from Telugu movie uses one) who isn’t using an iPhone or a Blackberry. I know we can always expect something new from this Khan.

But what about Mallika Sherawat? What toys, sorry, what gadgets does she use? Mallika seems to be liking her toys. While her last tweet came from a Blackberry she has previously used an iPhone and an Android powered phone.

The easiest way to find out is to call them up and ask. We might not necessarily have all of their phone numbers, but we have the next best thing – their twitter handle. Twitter is the biggest beehive of Indian celebrities, though they don’t share much, we can find out quite a few things. We can find out what time they sleep, what they tweet about, what they share, what they care and of course, what gadget they are using to tweet.

Blackberry is the undisputed leader in the smartphone category. It is distantly followed by iPhone and remotely followed by Android. iPad as a tablet looks like a popular choice amongst celebrities who chose to tweet from one.

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iPad

Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Murali Kartik and Dino Morea have all tweeted from an iPad. Madhuri Dixit is an Apple fan girl. She owns (I presume) an iPad, iPhone and a Mac. Telugu movie star Nagarjuna is also a Apple fanboy. He has tweeted from iPad and an iPhone.

Nokia

Priyanka Chopra and Gul Panang are the only two celebrities who have used a Nokia phone to tweet. An indication that Nokia isn’t doing too well in the smartphone segment. Priyanka might jump to an Android whenever her contract with Nokia ends. I don’t know Priyanka very well but that’s a hunch.

iPad and Blackberry are the top choices of Indian celebrities.

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The celebrities in this list are picked from Pinstorm’s India influencers which uses Klout, PeerIndex scores to arrive at an aggregated ranking. Salman Khan is the top celebrity with a Aggregate score of 76.5 and he uses Blackberry. Preity Zinta has an aggregate score of 76.3 and she uses Blackberry too. There are some celebrities who are not on Pinstorm’s list but I have added them, because I felt like it.

Here’s the list of celebrities and their gadgets, divided in to categories :

Cricket

  • MS Dhoni : Blackberry
  • Vireder Sehwag : Blackberry
  • Murali Kartik : Blackberry, iPhone, iPad
  • Sachin Tendulkar : Blackberry, Ubersocial, Ubertwitter
  • RP Singh : Blackberry

Movies – Bollywood

  • Madhuri Dixit : iPhone, iPad, Mac – An Apple fan girl.
  • Priyanka Chopra : Nokia, Twittefic, WhoSay
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh : Blackberry
  • Lata Mangeshkar : Blackberry
  • Bipasha Basu : Blackberry
  • Ram Gopal Verma : Blackberry
  • Gul Panang : Nokia
  • Uday Chopra : iPhone
  • Preity Zinta :Blackberry
  • Arjun Rampal : Blackberry
  • Salman Khan : Blackberry
  • Lata Mangeshkar : Blackberry
  • Aamir Khan : Android
  • Shilpa Shetty : Blackberry
  • Lara Dutta : Blackberry
  • Farhan Akthar : Ubertwitter, Blackberry, mobile web
  • Shah Rukh Khan : Blackberry, iPad, WhoSay
  • Ayesha Takia : Blackberry
  • Dino Morea : iPad, Blackberry
  • Sanjay Dutt : Blackberry
  • Shabana Azmi : Blackberry
  • Sonu Nigam : Blackberry
  • Sushmita Sen : Blackberry, Twuffer,
  • Ranvir Shenoy : Blackberry
  • Genelia D : Blackberry

Movies – South (Telugu)

  1. Mahesh Babu : Blackberry
  2. Nagarjuna : iPad, iPhone
  3. Rana Daggubati : Blackberry and Android
  4. Sumanth : Blackberry
  5. NTR : Android
  6. Vishnu Manchu : Blackberry
  7. Manoj Manchu : Blackberry
  8. Lakshmi Manchu : Blackberry
  9. Ram Charan Tej : Blackberry
  10. Prakash Raj : Blackberry
  11. Ram : Blackberry

Business

  1. Vijay Mallya : Blackberry
  2. Anand Mahindra : Blackberry

Politics

  1. Omar Abdullah : Blackberry
  2. Shashi Tharoor : Blackberry

Media : Writers/Columnists/TV

  1. Sidin Vaidukut : iPhone
  2. Chetan Bhagat : Blackberry
  3. Burkha Dutt : Blackberry
  4. Rajdeep Sardesai : Blackberry ( lot of tweets are from web, and only one tweet from Blackberry)

Few folks have used either web, tweet deck or Uber social. The gadget used cannot be found out with these twitter clients. Narendra Modi has used Tweet Deck. While Sid Mallya, Deepika Padukone, Riteish D and Hrithik Roshan have used Uber Social.

Why is Blackberry the most popular gadget?

Is it the keypad? If yes, there are a lot of Android (HTC, Samsung) phones which come with pretty nice keypads they throw in a touch screen too. Nokia E7 is one of the nicest mobiles with a keypad. E7 might actually help these celebs typing skills too.

Do you know of any other celeb using Android, iPhone or anything non-Blackberry? Let us know.

[This post has been reproduced from our sister blog The Gadget Fan for benefit of readers]

"Mobile Gadgets used by Indian Celebrities [Compilation]", 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
  1. ashwini k says

    Do you know which mobile gadget does yuvraj singh use?

  2. Ashwini Kamble says

    Do you have any idea which mobile phone or gadget does Yuvraj Singh uses?

  3. Praful Poral says

    hi guys , i think ram charan tej uses apple iphone 4…my 6th sense is saying..

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  5. deepika garg says

    Samsung Wave 525 is very nice basic smartphone. Very easy to handle. Camera quality & music quality is also very nice. As many says that, this phone get switch off while using internet which is not true as per my experience. But samsung mobile phone has to improve its battery power.

  6. Prateek Modi says

    A fun article to read! I always used to wonder which phones do these rich and famous guys use. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  7. Rinku Rinku Singh says

    Android is best phone.

    1. Prasenjit Chatterji says

      Exactly so. Android is unbeatable and BB is an old junk.

  8. Ramasamy Ilangovan says

    rohit sharma-blackberry, sreesanth-blackberry, suresh raina-blackberry.

  9. Jagan Mangat says

    This is opposite to what i expected.All guys are crazy about Blackberry,rarely uses the trending iphone……

  10. Tech Frill says

    always dreamd never thought someone will compile a list and share.
    wonderful and unique post

  11. Azhar Umar says

    I too think the same…
    its not the keypad or anything else…its the privacy it gives to its customers which attracts celebs…even the govt cant track them or know into what mischievous activities they are into

  12. Rajnikant Joshi says

    good compilation. Hardly few of them have any concern with technology. very simple reason, it wont allow authority to tap their phone calls. :)

    1. Sriram Vadlamani says

      Good point. That’s one way to look at it.

      1. Sriram Vadlamani says

        On a second thought, is that the only way to look at it?

  13. sachin says

    Superb!! good to see many people on Blackberry.

  14. Shailesh P Agrawal says

    They are mostly using Blackberry because of its data privacy and security credentials.

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