Feeds

Toffs' phone maker goes loco over Rococo

A monetary masterpiece?

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

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 series expands Vertu’s 'entry level' Constellation range, but doesn’t include any updated technical features. So you’ll still get a quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge phone with Bluetooth 2.0 and a five-hour talk time.

vertu_rococo_red

Elegant flower stitching features on the leather back

But technical specifications have never been the selling point of a Vertu handset. Instead, rich Reg readers can choose between a black, scarlet or ivory body for their own Rococo. In true Rococo style, an elegant and intricate flower pattern is stitched into the handset’s leather backing, which also comes in several colour options.

vertu_rococo_flowers

The Rococo sapphire edition has gems for screws

If that’s not posh enough for you then a sapphire edition design features… ahem… a “cabochon sapphire centre button” and “cabochon sapphire screws”. Cabochon, in case you’re wondering, is a gemstone that’s shaped and polished, rather than facetted like a diamond.

The sapphire edition also has a flower pattern etched onto the phone’s front.

Prices haven’t been announced yet, but if you need to ask... Whatever, we’ll bet you a bag of cabochon sapphire screws that the Rococo range will be even more expensive than the iPhone.

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
Comcast exec: No, we haven't banned Tor. I use it. You're probably using it
Keep in mind if, say, your Onion browser craps out on Xfinity
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.