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Old 11-29-2007, 01:05 AM   #16
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You get what you pay for. $3500 is nothing for Vertu phones.
Hmmmm ....
  • 3 year old technology [this model announced in 2004]
  • no 850 MHz band
  • no MMS
  • no Bluetooth
  • no camera
  • no MP3

Seems like a bargain to me

http://www.funponsel.com/blog/archiv...ry-cell-phone/
"Unfortunately, ďdonít judge a book by its coverĒ rule apply to this Ascent phone. Itís not good on the inside. It doesnít have a camera, MP3 player, radio, or 3D gaming chip. This phone, well, like other luxurious items, is just for showing-off purpose. Itís for people who have too much money and they donít know how else they can get rid of them. Not for people whoís looking for a real phone"

http://www.time.com/time/gadget/20040211/
"..To the designers, that meant leaving out anything that might possibly confuse the owner, including perks commonly found in much cheaper phones like Bluetooth wireless for hands-free headsets and voice-operated systems like the one in the 2004 Acura TL, or a browser for checking e-mail, weather or movie times. You can send SMS messages, but there's no way to take and send photos and other multimedia files .."
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:23 AM   #17
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Hmmmm ....
  • 3 year old technology [this model announced in 2004]
  • no 850 MHz band
  • no MMS
  • no Bluetooth
  • no camera
  • no MP3

Seems like a bargain to me

http://www.funponsel.com/blog/archiv...ry-cell-phone/
"Unfortunately, ďdonít judge a book by its coverĒ rule apply to this Ascent phone. Itís not good on the inside. It doesnít have a camera, MP3 player, radio, or 3D gaming chip. This phone, well, like other luxurious items, is just for showing-off purpose. Itís for people who have too much money and they donít know how else they can get rid of them. Not for people whoís looking for a real phone"

http://www.time.com/time/gadget/20040211/
"..To the designers, that meant leaving out anything that might possibly confuse the owner, including perks commonly found in much cheaper phones like Bluetooth wireless for hands-free headsets and voice-operated systems like the one in the 2004 Acura TL, or a browser for checking e-mail, weather or movie times. You can send SMS messages, but there's no way to take and send photos and other multimedia files .."
Sorry, let me rephrase:

"You get what you pay for in build quality and material"
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:58 AM   #18
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This phone sells for $5500 NOW, and those who are considering purchasing it, or own one, know that it's worth it.

Quack, I got the Ti for $5200 all included (tax, shipping etc), if anyone wants one PM me.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:11 AM   #19
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thanks for the price info, still a lot of dough, but definitely a great phone that almost won't break, I checked out their webstie( www.vertu.com ) and was very impressed on the materials & build quality, but I rather take that money and buy a pair of speakers
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:22 AM   #20
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my friend ran this EXACT same phone over with his car, and not even a single scratch on it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:57 PM   #21
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my friend ran this EXACT same phone over with his car, and not even a single scratch on it.
I never even dropped mine but I can believe that. These are all hand made, excellent quality, and I really used it all over the world without any problems. I'm only selling it because I got the new model.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #22
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This thread owns the iPhone thread.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:35 PM   #23
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id rather have an iphone
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:03 PM   #24
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id rather have an iphone
Function > Form .
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:15 PM   #25
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Function > Form .
sure, but lets see the iPhone go through the same durability test as the Ascent Ti did, I bet you the iPhone will fail every test.

I know a lot of you think it's really pricey, and it is, but it's like comparing the Honda of cellphones to the Bentley of cellphones, both have wheels, both have a motor but the price difference is about $400,000. and the build quality & materials used aren't even close, it's like people buying a $50 Timex & people that buy a $20,000 Rolex.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:39 PM   #26
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sure, but lets see the iPhone go through the same durability test as the Ascent Ti did, I bet you the iPhone will fail every test.

I know a lot of you think it's really pricey, and it is, but it's like comparing the Honda of cellphones to the Bentley of cellphones, both have wheels, both have a motor but the price difference is about $400,000. and the build quality & materials used aren't even close, it's like people buying a $50 Timex & people that buy a $20,000 Rolex.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:41 PM   #27
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It's like someone who buys a Honda going to a guy who bought a Ferrari and saying it's a stupid move because it doesn't have MP3, power seats (many don't), bluetooth etc.

Of course there are phones that have more functions but, as someone said, this is 04 model and today costs pretty much the same, and people are buying it. They don't have to release new models every few months, but every 2-3 years. It's quality, craftsmanship, design.

As far as comparing it to an iPhone, again, it's like Honda vs. Ferrari. This is especially true when it comes to durability, try dropping an iPhone, or running it over with a car.. (no DO NOT try it as it WILL destroy it).
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:04 PM   #28
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After reading this thread, I came to a conclusion, this phone is actually just like Honda. It has a nice built quality, but lack of features.
So yeah, this phone would be like a Honda Civic wrapped in a carbon fiber bodykit and iPhone would be an S550.(not an S600 since it also lacks a lot of features).
Lets be honest, this phone if for people who like to flaunt shit.


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Old 11-29-2007, 06:26 PM   #29
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No, this phone is for status. If you can afford that much for just a cellphone, then you shouldn't be worrying about the cost to begin with. A lot of celebrities use this phone. Like I said, maxxers are complaining about the cost of the iphone, I don't think this is a good place to sell such a high end phone.

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Old 11-29-2007, 08:12 PM   #30
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