Lenovo has revealed that Ashton Kutcher is not working on new smartphones. This follows reports that the actor was expanding his design job at the manufacturer from tablets to smartphones. Well, a Lenovo executive has clarified that Kutcher’s work is still focused on just tablets, indicating that comments from another executive were misquoted.
Things have been a bit confusing. Here’s why. The first report heard from Chief Marketing Officer David Roman that Kutcher was working on the user experience of the smartphones, but not the circuitry, with the devices forming part of a special-edition phone line launching later this year. Then Director of External Communication Ray Gorman told Pocket-Lint that “the development agreement Lenovo has with Ashton Kutcher is for tablets only, and not for smartphones.”
Well, now that is all cleared up. Kutcher’s work with Lenovo involves the co-design and promotion of Android tablets, including the 18-hour Yoga Tablet. Talking about Kutcher’s work, Roman commented earlier that “He not only sees himself as an engineer, but he is an engineer. If he sees a problem, he wants to solve it.” So it sounds like he is a real asset to the company.
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