The Gresso Meridian is the luxury answer to the reborn Nokia 3310


The Nokia 3310 tribute that showed up this MWC is the grandest way of re-introducing the humble feature phone to the consciousness of a public that's bored with smartphones, stressed out by its hyper-connected life, and ready to gobble it up in a double-whammy of nostalgia and protest. Luxury phone and accessory maker Gresso chose just the right moment to present its Meridian collection, a lavish take on feature phones for wealthy customers who want to "disconnect, but also something that is ultra-luxury." More often than not, though, Gresso's feature phones double as secondary devices with the reliability afforded by their streamlined functionality and long battery life – not unlike regular feature phones outside the luxury realm.

The Meridian, however, has the strongest "swag" factor out of any feature phones. It's being sold in two styles – an "ultra-durable" Titanium body with a stainless steel keyboard, and a black PVD titanium body with an 18k yellow gold keyboard. The dual-SIM handset boasts a 375-hour standby time and a logo made of 18K yellow gold or titanium. Each model can take up to 18 hours to assemble and a limited edition of 999 units will be made. Connectivity-wise, the Gresso Meridian supports GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 3.0, and Micro USB. Entering the feature phone party costs $3000.

What do you think? Does the Gresso Meridian tickle your fancy?

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source: Gresso

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3 Comments

1. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

Nice, but seriously, the Nokia 3310 will be irresistible to anyone.

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I freaking love those buttons though I'm too much of a pleb to get my hands on something like this.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3141; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I don't know what to do with these phones if I happen to own it now. Maybe, keep in a drawer to collect dust.

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