The British luxury car brand Aston Martin and the luxury mobile phone manufacturer Mobiado are collaborating to produce a collection of luxury mobile handsets.
Synergy between the two brands provides an ideal opportunity for Aston Martin to enter into the electronics sector, with an exclusive range planned to launch in May 2011 through a range of premium outlets.
Peter Bonac, President of Bonac Innovation Corp. said, “Like Aston Martin, Mobiado prides itself on design innovation and technological excellence.”
The TAG Heuer Gulf Meridiist is the brand’s latest luxury cell phone that is inspired by Michael Delaney, Steve McQueen’s character in the 1971 film “Le Mans”.
His character, Michael Delaney, drove for the Gulf team; he got behind the wheel of a speed machine that featured the iconic Gulf light blue and orange racing livery.
He also wore the original Heuer Monaco Chronograph on his wrist, and thus the legend was born.
In collaboration with designer Yves Béhar, Copenhagen-based Aesir is releasing a headset design with both visual appeal and functional tactility.
“In an age when the industry seems to think that phones aren’t for speaking anymore, I wanted to focus on the idea of voice, clarity and simplicity.
The central tenet behind the +YvesBéhar is to literally craft the visual details, craft the functional tactility, and craft the user interface.
The British cell phone manufacturer Vertu has once again partnered with Ferrari to release the Ascent Ferrari GT handset.
Inspired by the equally high-end Italian cars, the Vertu Ascent Ferrari GT has a body made made forged titanium with a matte black PVD finish.
The black and red hand-sewn leather ornaments use the exact same leather as the Ferrari interiors.
Vertu, the market leader in luxury mobile phones has unveiled its first smartphone, Constellation Quest.
The phone is like E63, E71 and E72 phone with a new twist, a QWERTY keyboard. But as it bears the Vertu name and logo it will be more luxurious :)
The new luxury handset is made of either matte or polished stainless steel or 18-karat gold with a leatherback and sapphire crystal or stainless steel keys.
Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer has announced three new models of its Meridiist phone, all of which share the same overall design, but sport different finishes.
The Tag Heuer Meridiist Black Diamond is PVD-coated and is made out of 316L stainless steel, 18-carat pink gold, lizard leather, and 1.34-carat diamonds.
The Tag Heuer Meridiist Stainless steel & Rose Gold is also dressed in 18-carat pink gold, stainless steel and leather (alligator), but it doesnâ€™t have diamonds.
Gresso has created a luxury back cover for the iPhone 4 that is made of 200 year old African Blackwood along with 18K gold detailing.
The back cover aims to make your iPhone 4 look a little different although it isn’t clear if the wood used is a replacement or cover for the current glass used.
Two versions are being created. The first is for women and contains an Apple logo in 18K gold along with Swarovski crystals. This version costs $3500.
Leading luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu opened their latest U.S. boutique on Beverly Hills’ famous Rodeo Drive last week.
The Rodeo Drive location was strategically chosen for its reputation as one of the world’s most exclusive shopping destinations.
The LA Times reported that at the grand opening there were more than a few enthusiasts in attendance including music producer Quincy Jones and singer Seal.
Inspired by the Greek nymph of the sea, luxury accessorizor Givori has created a luxurious new Fine Jewellery collection aptly named Calypso.
Handcrafted in England, the Calypso collection is available on 18 karat gold-plated Nokia 8800 handsets.
It is also embellished with mother of pearl, arranged in a beautiful fish-scale design stuck to gold pin embellishments.
The Givori Calypso collection is available in a Classic edition retailing at $2,400, and an Exclusive edition retailing at $4,100.
Vertu is to unveil its new Signature Kissho Collection inspired by Japanese culture to mark the first anniversary of the Vertu Ginza flagship store in Tokyo.
The new collection will feature handsets adorned with the makie Japanese lacquer technique and designed by Japenese lacquerware artist Kazumi Murose.
Officially announced one year ago, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman will be launched with Android on board â€“ not with Windows Mobile, as initially planned.
It will be the worldâ€™s first luxurysmartphone to run Googleâ€™s OS.
Manufactured by Swiss watch maker Ulysse Nardin in collaboration with SCI Innovations, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman has five color versions.
It also integrates a Ulysse Nardin Rotor kinetic power system that can generate additional electrical power for the battery (which can provide up to 8 hours of talk time, or up to 30 days of stand-by time).
Gresso, the Russian manufactured of luxury candybar phones, has announced that it now allows customers to personalize their phones.
The company says there are â€œalmost 40 combinations availableâ€ â€“ customers can choose the case model, keyboard design, and the type of leather decoration.
Moreover, a personalized text can be engraved on your phone. Creating your own Gresso handset will cost you 2,200.
Mobiado known for its luxury cellular phones has recently launched its new model: the Mobiado Classic 712GCB.
Among the features of the 712GCB include a 2.2â€ QVGA screen, 3G connectivity, 5MP camera and GPS.
But the nitty gritty lies on the craftsmanship of this luxury phone. The 712GCB is built from stainless steel, â€œlarge sapphire crystal platesâ€ and 24K gold.
The phoneâ€™s keys are also made out of sapphire crystal hand-painted with gold.
Mobiado has announced its Professional 105GCB Rose, a luxurious cell phone made using techniques from Swiss watch-making.
In the purest Mobiado tradition, the 105GCB Rose comes with a case built out of sapphire crystal and plated with 18K gold â€“ rose gold, more exactly.
It also has sapphire crystal keys that are hand-painted with the same type of 18K rose gold.
All the fashion brands are getting into the mobile market weâ€™ve had Giorgio Armani, Prada, to name but a few.
Now Hugo Boss has decided to collaborate with Samsung to release their own branded handset.
The Samsung Hugo Boss Phone is actually based on the F480 handset that features a 5MP camera, a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 3G and HSDPA connectivity and Redesigned TouchWiz interface.
Designer Mac Funamizu brings us the two “Glassy Glassyâ€™” translucent mobile phone concepts.
Both have multiple uses (one can be used as a regular stand-up desk clock!) and are extremely prone to fingerprints.
Motorola has teamed up with renowned French jeweler and watch maker Cartier to roll out the Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition.
The luxury edition handset has a gold plated body decorated with faux crocodile skin and comes bundled with a Cartier business card holder.
Other than the new, shiny looks, everything else is same as of the original phone (the Motorola Ming A1600 is a touchscreen phone with a 2.4 inch display).
The Motorola A1600 also packs a 3 megapixel shooter, a microSD card slot (up to 4GB), stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a microUSB port, and a stereo FM radio. Its final noteworthy feature is the built-in GPS receiver which allows both real-time GPS navigation and geotagging of the photos taken with the built-in camera.
The Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition sells for TWD $28,000 in Taiwan (approximately US $867).
Goldstriker has introduced three new precious stone-bezeled iPhone 3Gs.
Available in black and white diamonds, ruby and white diamond, or white diamonds, each is a 16GB model and fully unlocked.
The three new models are available now and sell for £3,595 ($5,350), £3,095 ($4,600), and £4,095 ($6,100), respectively.
Nokia concept phones come and go all the time and the new phone doesnâ€™t have a name yet, but it surely has a distinctive design.
Mobile phones are getting so thin, they are almost ignoring every rule of handheld ergonomics. the The Finnish designer Heikki Juvonen has therefore decided to backtrack and redesign a futuristic mobile complete with all modern accoutrements but with realistic ergonomics in mind.
Placing the heavy components on the bottom part of the phone, and leaving the top part of the phone very light with only a thin display ensures good usability. The unique profile shape also helps it sit better in the hand providing multiple surface areas to grip…
There are no features listed for this Nokia, but its creator says it should come with a fingerprint scanner, in order to â€œallow actions for each fingertipâ€.
You can view more of Heikki Juvonenâ€™s designs on his website, at this PDF link.