Feeds

Vertu offers £20k phone with 'beaten up' look

Polished turd?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Mobile phones are nothing more than collections of plastic, wires and chips, aren’t they? Not if you’re a Nokia Vertu customer, because its latest talker is a gathering of sapphire crystal and walnut.

Vertu_150_01

Vertu's Boucheron 150 phone: luxurious

The Boucheron 150 may look like it’s done ten rounds with Ricky Hatton, but Vertu says the phone’s “constantly changing angled surfaces” give it a cut stone appearance.

We assume it doesn't mean that the phone's surface really is constantly changing. That'd make it very hard to hold, for starters...

Meanwhile, each of the 150’s gold components is crafted from individual solid gold ingots which, we’re reliably informed, take over 1000 person-hours to cut to shape, another 700 to hand polish and a further 500 to hand assemble.

Unboxing this ‘beauty’ is sure to be fun, because the phone comes with a bespoke wooden case made from “Noce Pedullo”, a special part of the walnut tree.

Vertu_150_02

The box...

It’s not just any old box though, oh no, because inside rests a custom-built brass music drum that plays the signature Vertu sandpiper ringtone when opened.

In keeping with most Vertu talkers, little has been said about the phone’s specifications and it probably doesn’t even have a camera. We do know that it’s 3G capable though.

The price? It's said to retail for around $30,000 (£20,000/€23,000).

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.