KFC Releases Smartphone in China

KFC Releases Smartphone in China

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  1. froggyboy604

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    Hardcore KFC fans in China (there are bound to be more than a few) can now own a KFC Phone in a partnership between the chicken chain and Huawei. KFC is releasing the customized Huawei 7 Plus phone to mark its 30 year anniversary in China.



    This phone looks okay, and a good alternative to the iPhone Red smartphone.

    I wonder would this phone be a collectors item in a few years. I bet, most people, who buy this phone, are KFC collectors.
     
  2. Demon_Skeith

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    KFC has no business in phones really. Also, isn't the happy birthday song copyrighted?
     
  3. froggyboy604

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    The phone is made by Huawei which is one of the most popular phone brands in China. But, the KFC apps, wallpaper, and theme on the phones are made by KFC.

    I saw on the news that the happy birthday song is copyrighted, but this commercial is made for China, so KFC can use it without paying royalties. KFC may also of paid royalties to the owner of Happy Birthday before filming this commercial if KFC's lawyers advise them to pay the royalties to the owner of the Happy Birthday song.
     
  4. Demon_Skeith

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    to pay for that is hugely costly, which is why its rare that you hear the song used.
     
  5. froggyboy604

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    KFC has a lot of money from selling fried chicken. KFC is one of the biggest Fried Chicken restaurants in the world. The owner of Happy Birthday probably don't get much earnings from royalties, so they may be willing to make a deal with KFC for them to use the song.
     
  6. Demon_Skeith

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    I doubt it, but I thought I heard that KFC was in a small decline due to growing competition?
     
  7. froggyboy604

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    KFC seems to still be doing okay in Canada. I still see a few KFC open, and people buying Chicken from their restaurants.. It seems to be doing better than Churches Chicken.

    I'm sure KFC still makes a lot of money from selling fried Chicken to afford all the colored printed shiny paper coupons and ads they send to homes, and to show commercials on TV.
     

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