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Vertu Luxury Cellphones Switch Over to Android

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October 18, 2012 6:21:43 PM

Only the truly idle rich would ever be interested in such a thing. Idle, and foolish.
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October 18, 2012 6:24:53 PM

Truly rich (as in earned over generations) do not waste their money on bull like this. Only the newly rich do that.
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October 18, 2012 6:30:29 PM

@freggo. No argument here!
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October 18, 2012 6:39:12 PM

pointless, but i'd rather have em spend money then just horde it for no reason, get some of it back into the economy at any rate
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October 18, 2012 6:54:21 PM

There is another aspect to this. Those who are wealthy, and who got there on their own merits, also have a concept of:
Better to spend more on long lasting quality, rather than have to re-buy cheap stuff over and over again.

These things are made out of materials that are better than Gorilla Glass, at least in theory. Someone may just want to buy a phone and not worry about its durability. And since iPhones are not really status symbols, due to their affordability, they might also be perceived as lower quality than one of these.
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October 18, 2012 6:55:43 PM

Up-Chuck!
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October 18, 2012 7:20:17 PM

jacobdrjThere is another aspect to this. Those who are wealthy, and who got there on their own merits, also have a concept of:Better to spend more on long lasting quality, rather than have to re-buy cheap stuff over and over again.These things are made out of materials that are better than Gorilla Glass, at least in theory. Someone may just want to buy a phone and not worry about its durability. And since iPhones are not really status symbols, due to their affordability, they might also be perceived as lower quality than one of these.



Watches and shoes are status symbols, not phones. And if some billionaire's wife wants to pay 40k for a shiny phone with a slow processor, mediocre camera, shitty battery life and outdated OS, she is retarded.

If you're so insecure and obsessed that you want to hold gold and jewels in your hand when you're holding a smartphone, at least get a proper smartphone and get a luxury case for it...
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October 18, 2012 8:16:32 PM

Vertu is not just a phone but also the service provided.
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October 18, 2012 8:48:02 PM

These will be in the hands of every ghetto rich rapper on MTV, showing them talking on the phone while driving their gold plated hummer....
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October 18, 2012 8:54:52 PM

The ones who can afford this wouldn't they already have their private butler or secretary make the calls for them?
- "Em, John... Please be so kind to call the Captain and tell him to ready my yacht, will you?"
- "Yes Sir. Should he prepare the white one or the blue one, sir?"...
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October 18, 2012 10:09:17 PM

aragisWatches and shoes are status symbols, not phones. And if some billionaire's wife wants to pay 40k for a shiny phone with a slow processor, mediocre camera, shitty battery life and outdated OS, she is retarded.If you're so insecure and obsessed that you want to hold gold and jewels in your hand when you're holding a smartphone, at least get a proper smartphone and get a luxury case for it...


Because, in the mind of someone looking to get a top quality product (like, say, Amish crafted furniture, or a Rolls Royce car) in the first place, your suggestion to just 'put a case on it' sounds pretty 'ghetto'...
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October 18, 2012 10:14:19 PM

I've seen a Vertu replica. It was 99% the same as the original even with the designer's signatures on the inside pack of the phone. The only easily traceable difference was the menus that were a cheap design and that a media player was actually in chinese or something. Anyways, if Vertu switches to Android, it will be 10 times easier to get copied by replica companies. Personally I think Vertu phones are crap not because of design but because they represent the worst kind of capitalism and elitism of the world.
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October 19, 2012 1:15:40 AM

rodbowlerOnly the truly idle rich would ever be interested in such a thing. Idle, and foolish.



My uncle in Russia has one. While the phone looks pretty cool, it's worth nothing close to 20k when it comes to functionality.
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October 19, 2012 3:29:32 AM

it's a piece of jewelry that can also be used as a phone. you can't compare this to the real phones. you must compare this with other jewelry.
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October 19, 2012 6:55:40 PM

freggoTruly rich (as in earned over generations) do not waste their money on bull like this. Only the newly rich do that.
Arabs.... and Trump.
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