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Vertu has used an 18th Century French art movement as the inspiration for its latest range of exclusive, overpriced handsets. vertu_rococo_noir Vertu's Rococo handset in noir The Rococo series, which is just one handset available in lots of different bodies, has been designed to celebrate Vertu’s tenth anniversary. The …


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  1. pctechxp

    oh dear

    if I were paying a couple of grand for a phone (frank;y why would you) I'd expect quad-band UMTS AND GSM AND perhaps CDMA to boot (in fact every wireless standard that exists)

    Talk about a rip-off, ah well, least its only the toffs that can afford these things so well fool them for being a Nokia (nasty phone) wrapped in Gold or leather.


  2. skeptical i

    Not exactly Rococo ...

    ... more Art Deco, yes?

  3. Marky W

    @ oh dear

    but comprehensive functionality isn't really the point; these are beautifully crafted pieces of jewelry that also happen to make phone calls. and as someone who only makes voice calls and texts, i'd love one.

    see also:

    patek philippe watch vs. casio calculator watch

    prada handbag vs. a rucksack

  4. Mark Daniels
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    @ Marky W

    Agree totally.

    I happen to quite like these. But then again, I like Phillipe Starck as well, so who am I to judge.

    Anyone know who makes the radio / MMI for these things ?

    Please let it not be shite in a gorgeous box, like the Bang /Olufsen : gorgeous body around a samsung..... arggggghhhhhhh!!

  5. J-Wick

    @Marky W

    "A Handbag?!!!!"

    (My apologies, Mr. Wilde)

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    @skeptical i

    The hallmark frontages might be v deco but the reverse with the floral designs is more nouveau, which is quasi-rococo, so you're both right :)

    I had one of these phones. Accidentally dropped it in a mug of Lambrini. Honest.

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