1. Maladroit23's Avatar
    I can not think of a weirder one. Can you?

    For those unfamiliar with Seaworld, Shamu was an orca whale.
    10-01-2014 04:07 PM
  2. cpaight's Avatar
    Not weird at all...that's just the internal code name. Other Nexus devices have been Mako and Grouper in the past.....so why not a whale name for a giant phone.
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    10-01-2014 04:19 PM
  3. Maladroit23's Avatar
    Not weird at all...that's just the internal code name. Other Nexus devices have been Mako and Grouper in the past.....so why not a whale name for a giant phone.
    Couldn't they have called it Orca?

    It's like calling the Mako Jaws, or the Grouper Nemo. (Not the same species, but you get what I mean).
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    10-01-2014 04:22 PM
  4. cpaight's Avatar
    LOL....fair point!
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    10-01-2014 04:29 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    That's not the marketing name of the device.
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    10-01-2014 04:44 PM
  6. Maladroit23's Avatar
    That's not the marketing name of the device.
    Thank God.
    10-01-2014 04:45 PM
  7. Randy Kucinski's Avatar
    I wont get such a huge phone. 5.2" i would

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    10-01-2014 05:26 PM
  8. Maladroit23's Avatar
    I wont get such a huge phone. 5.2" i would

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    Yeah man. Orcas are like, gigantic.
    10-01-2014 06:19 PM
  9. gdmin's Avatar
    At first I thought it was Indian name...

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    10-01-2014 08:34 PM
  10. Maladroit23's Avatar
    At first I thought it was Indian name...

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    Shammu with two Ms is a Hindi name actually.

    Not sure where they got the name for the whale. Maybe from a Native American language?

    Motorola is just a combo of "Motor" and the suffix "-ola" which was popular for audio products back in the day. They used Motor because they started off by inventing a car radio.

    Yes, I did know all this stuff (after Googling it just now).
    10-01-2014 08:52 PM
  11. delco714's Avatar
    Yeah man. Orcas are like, gigantic.
    In the whale kingdom, orcas really aren't that big!
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    10-02-2014 06:25 AM
  12. Maladroit23's Avatar
    In the whale kingdom, orcas really aren't that big!
    Ahem, technically Orcas aren't whales. They are the largest members of the same family that dolphins belong to.

    I've put more deep thought into the phone name, and I think that calling it Motorola Shamu is as silly as calling it Motorola Free Willy.
    10-02-2014 12:22 PM
  13. delco714's Avatar
    The whole whale/porpoise/Dolphinidae classification is whacky. A whale by any other name
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    10-02-2014 12:25 PM
  14. Maladroit23's Avatar
    The whole whale/porpoise/Dolphinidae classification is whacky. A whale by any other name
    Have you seen the documentary Blackfish?

    What if they called it Motorola Blackfish. Oh, bad PR.
    10-02-2014 12:37 PM

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