Nokia's new subsidiary - Vertu -
January 14, 2002 3:33 PM   Subscribe

Nokia's new subsidiary - Vertu - lays out its plans to combat street crime by developing undesirable mobile phones.
posted by mook (13 comments total)
Is anyone else getting a TraceRoute error from MIT?
posted by geoff. at 3:39 PM on January 14, 2002

Sounds like what Reebok has been doing with their shoes.
posted by catatonic at 3:45 PM on January 14, 2002

Nevermind, I thought it was the link but my ISP might be having some problems.
posted by geoff. at 3:48 PM on January 14, 2002

I'm confused. Or maybe just stupid.
Where exactly is the information about undesirable phones? The only things in both of the above articles remotely undesirable were the fact that a diamond-studded phone would be damn ugly, and cold in the winter.
posted by Su at 3:57 PM on January 14, 2002

it's called sarcasm
posted by chrisroberts at 4:22 PM on January 14, 2002

It's actually called a lame joke, Su. Don't feel bad.

If I saw someone with a diamond encrusted cell phone, I'd steal it out of general principle. I'd expect the same from the rest of you. It'd be one big cell phone stealin' free for all.
posted by Doug at 4:39 PM on January 14, 2002

I dunno a Titanium Nokia 8890 could be sweet.
posted by zeoslap at 4:40 PM on January 14, 2002

"Look at my nice Vertu with diamonds ! "
"Mhh do I see a hole with a missing diamond "

Laugh till you die :D

posted by elpapacito at 4:44 PM on January 14, 2002

All cell phones are undesirable. I hate the darn things.
posted by alumshubby at 4:55 PM on January 14, 2002

What status does a diamond encrusted phone give you?

Stupid and tacky.
posted by ktheory at 10:07 PM on January 14, 2002

i have been struck with how both the most fashionable and your common mall teen tote the same hip new nokia.

phones are over. hip/cool/cutting-edge is disabled when washer-women-like fellow bus waiters speak in a high voice into it to tell her sista to 'shut up!'

cool is what other people can't have, like japanese domestic phones, except we all don't know that they have shitty coverage (in japan).

so bravo vertu, why is it fun and not to be ashamed of to consume inferior throw away goods at walmart and loathsome to consume designer cell phones?
posted by elle at 1:26 AM on January 15, 2002

Q. How much should I spend on a mobile phone?

A. We here at Vertu suggest two months' salary.
posted by dhartung at 8:22 AM on January 15, 2002

Dhartung, my co-workers want to know why I'm laughing. You've demonstrated that brevity is the soul of wit.
posted by Holden at 9:46 AM on January 15, 2002

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