As a matter of fact you are wrong. Each phone is a collector item. Mine has a golden keypad with a platinum case. Vertu cells do not have a fixed price. It depends what the customer wants. Do a google and see some vertus with real diamonds encased at the corners of the screen. Price is anything. From a few thousands to tens of thousands and even more if you feel like it. Mine was bought as a 20 year wedding anniversary for my wife. I had it made for just over 8000Euro + tax. Is a master piece of perfection. I only take it for special occassions. I have a normal nokia cell for day to day. I am happy to have found this GSM site. Lots and lots of cellphone to chose from. The technology is developing quickly. I wonder where will it all end . . .
Anonymous, 14 May 2010Why would someone buy this phone? It's just like asking why would anyone buy a Rolex watch.i'd rahter buy a rolex watch than buy a vertu.. a rolex watch is something that you can pass on to the next generation like my grandad did with my dad.. but with a vertu I really dont think so...
how much does this phone actually costs? I think Samsung Jet is far better than this one... But it looks elegant though..
Yeah, so when you millionaires (or not so cautious thousand-aires) run into each-other, you'll go, "Hey, wow! We both have Vertu phones!" But then, the other person will say, "Psh. You've only got the $XX,000 model, you rag-clad can-collecting jobless hobo! Stop trying to masquerade as one of us REAL rich people!" And THEN where will your Vertu God be? Probably using an iPhone.
At least you'll get to look at your 5 megapixel photos in LANDSCAPE MODE on your 2 inch screen! AMAZING!!! I can almost tell if Timmy is smiling in this one!
You're gonna use AGPS on that screen, hovering the phone next to your eyeball? I hope your car insurance is at least as expensive as this handset!
And guess what?? You're STILL going to drop it in the toilet, or sit on it, or leave it in a cab! Ka-CHING!
If you want to show us 'normies' that you're super-rich with your cell phone, why not just get a bunch of really cheap-to-mid-price phones and break them in front of people for dramatic effect? And then simper, "Who cares? I'm rich!" and whip out the next phone.
In case you can't tell, I think this phone is dumb.
Yes, it is the very goodest phone. If you have the money, you will want one.
I am fortunate enough to join UMNO, the world's most perfect non racist political party in Malaysia which fights for the rights of Malays, the biggest race in Malaysia. Therefore, using political ties, I got a lot of money. And with this a money, I bought this fantastic Vertu and charged it back to the people I am fighting for.
A real good phone for rich politicians like me. this is the bestest phone!
people who buy these phones just want to show off...just to make them feel that they are really rich, and they want other people to see that they are rich..huh!those people who pretend to be one...ive known a lot of rich people but they are not amazed by the looks nor features of this phones. i also know some people who brags about their vertu and those are yhe people who just pretend to be rich. why buy vertu when you can showoff your bentley or a lamborghini!
Jonas Johansson, 21 May 2010Not to disrespect any of the previous posters, but if you had held the original you would unde... moreI totally agree i own 7 Vertu handsets one for each day of the week,these are great phones if you are not a peasant. I made my fortune in cheese distribution then moved into the manufactoring of cheese based products.
Frank 'The Big Cheese' Cheeseman
I gotta agree, people who haven't held this phone, they just don't know what they talking abt. I can't even describe it, how it feels. It's just worth for that $5,000-$20,000
Not to disrespect any of the previous posters, but if you had held the original you would understand the incredible quality of the materials( I know because I have one).
I hope ascent 2010 titanium model will be available soon in my country (expected july) as I understand it is already available in Hong Kong & in limited stocks only. Looking forward buying this one to explore it's new 5mp camera with tons of gb storage.
Lars B, 13 May 2010Who buys this crap? It isn't cool either! And so thick and long! Why buy this one? I'd sham... moreIt is made up of platinum. thats why its looks gr8. I phone is not made of platinum
nice! great specs for a basic phone with big memory to cater photos and videos. Hope they made it more affordable for critics to avail & appreciate rather just commenting.
Lars B, 13 May 2010Who buys this crap? It isn't cool either! And so thick and long! Why buy this one? I'd sham... moreWhy would someone buy this phone? It's just like asking why would anyone buy a Rolex watch.
Who buys this crap?
It isn't cool either!
And so thick and long!
Why buy this one? I'd shame to show off it.
I wouldn't have it for free.
Buy an Iphone instead and be cool.
This Vertu is just crap. Nokia should close the site for good.
Does any one know how much this phone costs in Australia? Was looking at Carbon Vertu, 19,999 delivered.