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Thursday
Feb212008

Vertu Constellation


I have no idea how long this has been available here, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the world's most expensive(?) non-custom cellphone on sale in Lucerne at Glorietta this evening. See that six-digit number at that foot of each unit? That's the price in pesos -- roughly the cost of a decent second-hand car, or a really tricked-out Mac Pro.



As you can imagine, the specifications of this thing are utterly laughable if you're coming at it from a price-to-performance perspective. (It doesn't even have 3G for goodness' sake.) Instead it has non-tech-related features like "flawless leather," "ceramic keys" and a "locking device that took two years to design" (see un-deep-linkable Flash website at http://vertu.com for more marketing speak).



I love the idea of having outrageously expensive devices on the market, because there's always someone who's reckless enough to buy them. Think about the unboxing videos you could take with this thing! The entire store probably falls silent to allow an on-call string quartet to set the proper mood.

Reader Comments (5)

I usually just lurk (on your blog yeah) but this thing is.. ridiculous! Just wana say. :)

February 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRiz

Vertu's a high end brand subsidiary of nokia. So essentially the foolish buyer of a vertu would be holding a platinum clad 3310 in their hands.

Although Ive been wondering why the chinese masters of fake louis vuitton havent made knockoffs of these yet

February 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercooks

Haha, I was just gonna say cookie would be so pissed if he saw that.

Man, that shit doesn't even look nice you know?

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

abalos can buy 450 pcs of these. easily.

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterblozoom!

oops 17000 pcs it is.

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterblozoom!

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