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

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



1. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

no ICS??? no way... its a shame it has to have an old os

2. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 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".

3. Libertasian

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

S40 =/= Symbian S40 is a separate OS for feature phones only.

5. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 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 to

4. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

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