Posted by Ahee on January 24, 2002 at 10:17:35:
Employing the "if you build it, they will come" mentality, Nokia subsidiary Vertu Ltd. is launching a new line of mobile phones. These aren't your ordinary "high-end" phones, however. We gripe if we have to kick out £129 for a nice phone when we renew contracts, but think about the myocardial infarctions that might arise when you get that $21,240 bill JUST for the phone! Yep, you read that correctly. These "luxury" phones will be made of precious metals, be inlaid with jewels and contain higher quality parts that us workin' schleps can afford. Personally, I think the phones are butt-ugly, once again proving that price paid doesn't necessarily translate into good taste. I can suggest a few worthy causes on which the twenty grand could be spent as well.