Vertu: Much More Expensive Phones For Fewer Diamond Encrusted Features

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You may remember Vertu, the Nokia spinoff that is trying to be the “Rolex of mobile phones” by offering insanely high priced gold or diamond encrusted mobile phones for “splurging millionaires.” Well, not only are you spending more than a small car might cost (the original Vertu phones were around $20,000), you’re getting less advanced technology. That’s right, just like fine-wine, Vertu believes that important technology enhancements take time, and they don’t want to rush them into their diamond encrusted phones until everyone is already onto the next big thing. So, if you’re buying from the new line of Vertu phones (much cheaper than the originals at only $4,000 or so), don’t expect such “advanced features” as Bluetooth, MMS or a camera phone.

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