I remember hearing, a decade ago, about the Vertu being the world's most expensive phone. A phone studded with gold and diamonds is meant solely as a style statement and is more an ornament than a communication device. Yet one wonders, can ultra-luxury phones be more than just super-luxe toys? Mobiado thinks so. Launching in India through Mihaus, devices from Mobiado are targeted at an audience that looks to balance opulence and functionality.
Being an Android user, I am a little sceptical about using a Symbian mobile phone. From T9 to QWERTY to touch - I am not ready to reverse that progression. The Classic 712 GCB Rose, which comes in a sumptuous leather box, wrapped in a soft cloth, looks slightly strange. I realise why - the keys are little, round buttons, nothing like anything I have seen on a mobile phone. As I pick the weighty phone up, I see that the tiny buttons are sapphires, with the alphabet printed onto the body rather than the buttons. The back of the phone is again sapphire crystal. While sliding the cover out, I fear it would break, so brittle it feels. The tiny battery in this Symbian phone is quite easy on the eyes, with the classy Mobiado logo printed on its black body. I pluck it out and look for the SIM card slot.
Text: Manavi Kapur, Business Standard
Image: Mobiado Classic 712GCB - Yellow
Images Courtesy: Mobiado.com