Last night, I had the chance to see the new Iron Man movie, a must for any fan of mobile technology. In the film, hero Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., builds a robotic suit of armor, complete with jet boots and a cybernetic helmet. Yet, despite all of his tech savvy, Stark is shown carrying an LG VX9400 (a good phone, but it’s so last year) and (gasp!) using a landline cordless handset in his AI-powered smart home! To be fair, the VX9400 that Stark uses in the film has some features that Verizon Wireless just doesn’t offer. At one point, the protagonist uses his phone to make a video call to villain Obediah Stane from the desert of Afghanistan. The VX9400 is great for watching V Cast but, according to LG’s published specs, is only capable of capturing and sending 15-second video clips. Also, the CDMA VX9400, is incompatible with the GSM Global Phone coverage Verizon has available in Afghanistan. Hm. You would think that Iron Man, a big fan of the LG brand and a Verizon customer, would prefer a Voyager, with its combination of a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, but perhaps he bought the VX9400 last year and is still ineligible for his New Every Two upgrade. Oh Verizon, why must you always make us wait? What’s really shocking, however, is that our high-tech hero still hasn’t ditched his landline. At one critical moment in the film, he receives an urgent phone call from his assistant, Pepper Potts, and reaches down to answer a VTech handset with a color display, presumably either the LS5145 or the i5871. Don’t get me wrong; these look like nice phones, but you’d think that a hero who takes hands-free cell calls while flying around in his cybernetic armor would be 100% wireless.