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Gresso's $50,000 Grand Premiere is a feature phone

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Gresso's $50,000 Grand Premiere is a feature phone
If you had $50,000 to spend on a new smartphone, would you buy one that runs on a dumb OS like Nokia's Series 40? Gresso is adding the Grand Premiere to its AvantGarde collection and the phone is filled with enough precious metal to make Scrooge McDuck blink. The frame and keys are made from over 5 ounces of 18 carat Gold, and the numbers and letters on the sapphire crystal skin are etched by a laser. Obviously, every care was used to produce the hardware of this 12mm thick phone. Still it is more sparkle than substance.

When it comes to the software, well, let's just say that it is not exactly made from diamonds. The Grand Premiere uses the feature phone OS of Nokia - the Series 40 interface, which means that you are not going to have all the features that your iOS 5 or Android totin' buddies have. Actually, you won't have a smart phone at all. On the other hand, they can't pawn their handset and use the proceeds to buy a new car.

If you have the money to burn and really, really want the Grand Premiere, you had better hurry. Only 30 of these will be made which would bring $1.5 million into Gresso's coffers if sold out.

*This article has been updated*

source: Gresso via CNET

The $50,000 Gresso Grand Premiere
The $50,000 Gresso Grand Premiere

The $50,000 Gresso Grand Premiere

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posted on 21 Dec 2011, 15:40

1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

no ICS??? no way...

its a shame it has to have an old os

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 16:27 1

2. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

The very niche going to buy such jewelry is always interested in what's outside than what's inside. People like us who really think many times and go for many reviews and many comparisons and then look inside the pocket for how much they can spend maximum is people interested in a product which is best of both worlds "software and hardware within a justifiable price".

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 19:40 1

3. Libertasian (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

S40 =/= Symbian

S40 is a separate OS for feature phones only.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 09:33 2

5. pegasso (Posts: 285; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

Symbian S40?
looks like phonearena need to do their homework.
S40 is not Symbian.

there are Symbian S60, Symbian S80, Symbian S90,
but no Symbian S40.

PS: if you need more information about Symbian, you can go tohttp://symbian.nokia.com/

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 19:44

4. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Is it absolutely impossible to make a crazy expensive phone that actually has modern functionality?

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