For the person who has everything...
January 23, 2002 2:17 AM   Subscribe

For the person who has everything... No diamonds on these little gems, as suggested in a previous thread, but for $21,240 a pop, you could be chatting on a solid gold or platinum Vertu phone by mid-2002. Bargain, eh?
posted by netsirk (12 comments total)
the ultimate status symbol?

i just hope that at that price, it's got good games on it.
posted by netsirk at 2:29 AM on January 23, 2002

vir·tu (vr-t, vr-) also ver·tu (vr-)
A knowledge or love of or taste for fine objects of art.
Objects of art, especially fine antique objets d'art, considered as a group.

How can a phone, just a communication tool, be considered art ?

Unless, perhaps, the phone displays art on the screen when not in use.
posted by ajbattrick at 4:03 AM on January 23, 2002

address should be
posted by Counselco at 4:25 AM on January 23, 2002

awww...does that mean there'd be real platinum, palladium, gold, silver Express-On covers by mid-year?

For that price, I hope is has a plug-in controller for games. Heh.
posted by bottledbliss at 4:46 AM on January 23, 2002

Forget games, for that price, I hope it turns into a Lexus IS300 at the touch of a button.

"...offer a sound as clear as a Mozart symphony..."

Wait a minute...I can listen to a Mozart symphony in a concert hall, and the sound quality will be good. I can listen to a Mozart symphony from a dusty old LP I bought at the Salvation Army, and the quality will be lousy. Listening to a Mozart symphony over a cellphone seems like it would be more lousy than clear.
posted by tpl1212 at 5:06 AM on January 23, 2002

s t u p i d.
posted by mcsweetie at 6:25 AM on January 23, 2002

may be dumb, but expect to see it gracing the next hot rap video, and used by your nba or nfl star who has nothing better to do with his money. and they'll likely own two... one to match the gold jewelry, and one to match the platinum.
posted by krewson at 6:36 AM on January 23, 2002

But you can't have everything - where would you put it?
posted by Spoon at 7:07 AM on January 23, 2002

But what do they carry with white gold? What about silver? Oh excuse me, I forget... they don't wear such cheap objects....
posted by gloege at 8:23 AM on January 23, 2002

They should create a store for this kinda stuff called "Obscenely Conspicuous ConsumptionLand." These phones would be on the shelf right next to the diamond studded Ben Wa Balls.
posted by jonmc at 10:25 AM on January 23, 2002

it's not cool until Jay-Z mentions it...
posted by lotsofno at 12:36 PM on January 23, 2002

This just in....

"Man attacked for his cell phone"

Not trying to be too negative but this is just ridiculous. I've known friends who have lost 2-3 cell phones, just imagine losing this or having someone jack it from you. Forgot car jacking, it's all about phone jacking now.
posted by physics at 3:31 PM on January 23, 2002

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