it looks like a cross between a wannabe-ipod and a projector remote control.
US$2,000 and only 4GB Memory? No camera. No WiFi. Is Bang & Olufson insane? The iPhone has 8GB of memory. The iPod Touch has 16GB of memory.
maybe the better sound quality on this phone is only on headset..when it said music phone, it must be best on headset and loudspeaker..it must have a bass
what I hate about this site is that people always vote on the phones although they don't have it. how the hell can you vote on this phone if you've never eve used it?
wtf is that? man, it's the ugliest thing i've ever seen... is that a phone?
another ipod kinda phone again but most likely better sound quility
Yes, although overpriced and they get a large profit margin, thats the purpose, to sell a little for high profits. Still normal phones would earn more money by selling more products. theres a target market for each phone. If the serenata is priced at 700, same as n95, it will sell 0 units as people will choose the n95!! Therefore makin the price so high is to attract certain unique rich buyers to get a different market segment
The more I think about this B&O Serenata the more I see it is a perfect example of 'luxury branding'; used to sell an overpriced object to those who consider themselves 'classy, elegant and worthy of exclusive products'.
The phone will probably be constructed with about $150 worth of components, and labour, by some overworked and underpaid person in China. And, yet I'm sure Samsung and B&O will mark it up at least 10 times and sell it for $1500+.
All luxury brand manufacturers do the same thing now. For example, most Louis Vuitton bags are made for about $100 in Chinese factories. (Yeah, I know it says made in Paris on them, but they only finish them up there - my wife works in the fashion industry. Therefore, I know the facts about these products.) And, yet LV will charge $1500+ for them, making an enormous profit.
These luxury brand makers are just playing with people's ego for financial gain.
I don't know why you need a good sound quality for .ogg files, for ex., if you can buy an Iphone or an iPod for less than u$s 2000 (?????!!!!). Sincerelly, I the design looks good, but I don't need it.
Yes, the official pricing was confirmed: US$2,000 (or 1,400 Euros). Wow! No camera, and the weight is heavy, and they want US$2,000? That is too much. I doubt they will sell a lot. Look at iPhone. iPhone came out at US$600 and then Apple dropped the price after 2 months to US$400. Bang & Olufson should sell this phone at no more than US$1,000. And even at that price, many people would still skip this phone as it would be too expensive. How can B&O justify a whopping US$2,000 for a cell phone with no camera???
Back to the 80's ... holding a hugh brick communication device !!!
I bet their next phone will definately have even better music sound quality but it will be the size of a table !!!