Vertu auctioned most of its luxury phones, but they remained expensive

Vertu will soon be no more, but before going into oblivion, the UK-based company has to liquidate its assets to pay its bills, as well as the people that worked for the luxury smartphone maker.

For a few days now, Vertu is selling the contents of its UK factory, including all the stuff showcased inside the company’s museum (older phones, statues, awards, etc.).

Even though all Vertu smartphones are now being sold by an auction house called G.J. Wisdom & Co., the starting prices are still high enough to make these luxury devices untouchable by the middle-class.

The …


There's a luxury "Trump-Putin" edition of the new Nokia 3310 and you can have it for "only" $2,500

The G20 summit that commences today in the German city of Hamburg has attracted a lot of attention. The fact that it is a two-day gathering of the world’s top economies is enough of its own, but the massive protests that tend to occur during such events are what really gets the media ticking. 

Looking to capitalize on all of this commotion, Russian phone customizer Caviar has decided to commemorate the occasion in a very special way. The company that brought you the iPhone 6s Pokemon GO Edition and various other blinged-up versions of contemporary smartphones has …

Montblanc Summit luxury smartwatch goes on sale in the US for $890

The luxury watchmakers have decided to support Google’s Android Wear, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing lots of expensive smartwatches getting released in the first half of the year.

After TAG Heuer, the next big name in the luxury watch industry, Montblanc is bringing its Android Wear smartwatch to the United States. If you haven’t read our previous report about the Montblanc Summit, here is a short recap that will get you up to speed.

Obviously, the smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset inside. …

The Gresso Meridian is the luxury answer to the reborn Nokia 3310

The Nokia 3310 tribute that showed up this MWC is the grandest way of re-introducing the humble feature phone to the consciousness of a public that’s bored with smartphones, stressed out by its hyper-connected life, and ready to gobble it up in a double-whammy of nostalgia and protest. Luxury phone and accessory maker Gresso chose just the right moment to present its Meridian collection, a lavish take on feature phones for wealthy customers who want to “disconnect, but also something that is ultra-luxury.” More often than not, though, Gresso’s feature phones double …