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Vertu – One of the World's Expensive Phones


There has been a rumor that Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt and David Beckham own one of these luxurious phones.

Nokia is the parent company of Vertu – a British-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones. Their concept is to make mobile phones in the same vein as luxury watch manufacturers like Rolex, IWC and Patek Philippe.

The mobile phones are made from expensive materials such as gold, sapphire (for the mobile screen), rubies (for the bearings) and fine leather. Whoah, those are very expensive! They say “Every Vertu handset is exceptional. Each one is painstakingly built by hand in England by highly-skilled craftsmen.”

Vertu said something that will appeal to the international jet-setter will be the Vertu Concierge service. It is accessed through a special button, the “Concierge key” at the side of every phone. The service comprises a team of assistants to help the owner around the clock. If you like Italian pizza, they’ll book you a private plane to Italy. No joke!

Vertu Signature Cobra

The most expensive model it has ever made is the Signature Cobra, at US$310,000 (€217,000). It boasts a pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and over 400 rubies. Only 8 are being made so if you can justify spending $310,000 on a cell phone you’d better call quick.

Vertu Signature Diamond

The most expensive regular model is the Signature Diamond at US$88,000 (€62,000). Vertu’s Signature Diamond Collection consists of handsets made of 18 carat yellow or white gold set with pave diamonds, as well as a platinum handset set with a .25 carat solitaire diamond. Each handset takes craftsmen a total of seven days to complete because they set over 700 diamonds by hand. They’re only producing 200 phones, which will be sold exclusively in select jewelry stores.

If I have the money, I’ll never buy these phone especially with mobile phone theft rife here in the Philippines.

However, for those interested on these phone, you can purchase them at:

Lucerne Jewelers
Shop 104 Glorietta 4
Ayala center
+63 2 728 2828

Lucerne Jewelers
Level 2 Shangri-La Plaza Mall
EDSA cor Shaw Boulevard
+63 2 634 3161

For more info on Vertu Phones, you may visit their site at: http://www.vertu.com


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  1. Z'riz says:

    heheh i’ll still stick to any phone made by SE 🙂

    btw i tagged you here http://www.betterthanezrah.com/2008/06/tags-memes-momhood-moments-tag.html

  2. aeirin says:

    Same here… I’m Sony Ericsson fanatic… I currently own a K800i… I love my phone..


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