Money burning a hole in your pocket? How about a $30,000 Vertu cellphone (with 3G!)


Ah, Russia. Home to a well-olied kleptocracy, Andrei Arshavin and, apparently, incredibly wealthy people who don’t know what to do with their money. (See: Roman Abramovich et al.) As such, we really shouldn’t be too surprised to see this new Vertu cellphone on a Russian luxury blog.

As you can see, it, the Vertu Boucheron 150, looks just like that other Vertu luxury phone, but this one supposedly has 3G connectivity. (Our cup runneth over!) It’s also rumored to cost something like $30,000, which is not even a week’s wages for certain footballers.

I don’t know, I’d complain about the unnecessary luxury of this, but the fact is there are people who buy things like this all the time, so good for Vertu for finding its niche. Meanwhile, I’m still buzzing along with a 2006 model piece of junk phone, so there’s that.

via Unwired View