Vertu with a new, extremely luxurious model
The Vertu Boucheron 150 is made of solid gold, shaped as a jewel, and the keyboard is made of sapphire crystal. According to the manufacturers, 2200 hours of work are needed in order to produce just one unit (1000 for shaping, 700 for polishing by hand and another 500 for assembling by hand). The phone comes in a wooden box, incorporating the same jewel motives, made (most probably also by hand) by the Swiss house Reuge. There still isn’t any confirmed information on the price, but the source mentions that it’s going to be over $30 000, and rumors go even further – about $1.5 million.
source: TechPin via Mobile-review
1. darthvegas (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
If this is available as a pre-paid, I am SO getting it!
Mmmmmmmmm no you're not
4. Razeu187 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Wow this is one gawdy looking phone. This must be what Victoria Beckham's crap looks like lol
13. C-Chicki (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Sep 2008)
The woman doesnt eat enough to even have a crap.
5. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Looks like someone took a blackberry pearl, ran it through the garbage disposal, and covered it with gold. A solid gold phone with sapphire buttons, that sucker's gotta be heavy.
6. mikeaud44 (Posts: 30; Member since: 05 Dec 2008)
solid gold, nice... sapphire buttons, nice... but how about the camera? does it have email? and lithium ion battery pack? screw that, it'd better be platinum ion or something rediculous If i'm spending 1.5 mil on this, i'd better be getting instant messaging capabilities or so help me...
7. TheKing (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
lol.. "if im spending 1.5 mil on this" no your not
8. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I hope they let me demo this one at my store. So what features do you think that Big Red will cripple when they get it?
10. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
For 1.5M and it being hand-built, you betcha they can put a CDMA radio in it. I'm going to have them wire up a w315 phone as its brains.
12. wswanson04 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Nov 2008)
Verizon would take the gold out of it and replace it with silver, but still sell it for the gold price.
18. T-Money3000 (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Dec 2007)
Good god,... i hope Verizon NEVER puts this phone out on the market. As 'wswanson' said, VZW loves their GOLD price with their SILVER phones. (anyone got a 'bronze analogy for this?.... go with it now)
14. C-Chicki (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Sep 2008)
You can use it almost like a murder weapon. 'I killed the assistant in the kitchen with the gold cellphone' DO NOT ever give this phone to Niaomi Cambell.
15. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Better put that Assurion insurance on it.
16. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
LOL. Asurion.... yeah right. You would have to take out an insurance policy from a real insurance company. The conversation will go something like this: "Yeah.... state farm... I umm, well I purchased a really cool cell phone... uh huh, that's right a cell phone. It's net value was $100k... yeah I know that sounds rediculous, but it was an investment. It is made of solid gold and saphire so the 'value' will appreciate over time. I would like to take out an insurance policy for my phone. What will that cost me. $4000 a year... ok... Add it to my house and car. Thanks!"