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A Hour of Thrones

by M.G. Siegler


Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses

Chris Baraniuk:

Vertu phones carry hefty price tags - its Signature range starts at £11,100, and one model featuring 18-carat red gold costs £39,100.
When contacted by the BBC, an external spokesman for the firm said, "Well it's gone into liquidation and I'm not being paid by them any more."

This product and brand was always ridiculous. Many people forget it was actually created by Nokia -- yes, Nokia -- all the way back in 1998. 

Of course, it was the iPhone, roughly a decade later, that took the idea of a "premium" phone mainstream. Mainly because they focused on making it the most useful piece of technology ever invented versus simply being a tacky, gaudy piece of garbage. Good riddance.


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