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Vertu Signature Cobra Phone

Vertu Signature Cobra Phone

New in excessively luxurious phones with no apparent added functionality besides blinding people with their sparkly gemstones, is the Vertu Signature Cobra. Crafted by French jeweler, Boucheron, the ritzy phone features one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes, and 439 rubies.

IMHO this phone looks awfully hiddeous, but commands a price tag of $310,000. And, with a limited production of 26, only a ‘lucky’ few will be able to get one.

Vertu’s Signature Cobra Cellphone Cost $310,000 USD [Via: Slashgear]

Vertu Constellation Reviewed

Vertu Constellation Reviewed

Vertu once again made the wallets of the rich squeal in delight with the announcement of their latest luxury cellphone, the Constellation - available in everything from satin steel and leather, through ceramics and up to gold.

Vertu Aerius Bluetooth Headset

Vertu Aerius Bluetooth Headset

Buying the new Aerius BT headset from Vertu may cost you an ear if the price is anything like their uber-expensive phones.  It’s now confirmed that the famous designer Jacob Jensen is the designer of the Aerius headset.  Using this new headset is extremely easy; even a caveman can do it.  Yes, it does have background noise reduction, but there’s no mentioning of wind guard.  If you need to know the price, then chances are you can afford this headset.

Vertu Aerius Bluetooth Headset [via sybarites]

The Most Affordable Vertu Fashion Phone

The Most Affordable Vertu Fashion Phone

Are your eyes set on a Vertu phone, but your bank account is about five or six zeros short?  Constellation is a new line of fashion phones, getting its name from Lockheed airplane.  The series consist of three different handsets with exactly the same spec and features.  However, they differ in weight and material.  The body of fancier of the three is made from 18-carat gold, while the other two models are made of polished and satin steel.  The back is covered with stylish leather, offered in a variety of colors.  If you like, you can custom order the keypad to be made from fluorescent ceramics.

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Vertu supply problem infuriates rich show-offs

Vertu supply problem infuriates rich show-offs

I have to confess, I scoffed a little when first seeing Vertu's luxury cellphones.  "Who would buy a tarted-up Nokia with sub-par features," I quipped, sipping cheap cooking brandy from an old yogurt pot, "they must have more money than sense!"

I guess that brandy must have dulled my predictive foresight, however, because with sales doubling this year over last there simple aren't enough precious-metal clad mobiles to go around.  All that, despite the most basic Vertu handset costing upwards of $5000.

Ironically they've a new handset out next month that is expected to boost sales further.  My concern, which I would happily voice if asked to join their board, would be that the cachet is a sizeable part of the charm, and that with too many models they run the risk of flooding the market and turning off the fashionistas.  But then what do I know - it's not even midday in some timezones and I'm already half-cut on sherry trifle.

Reuters [via MobileBurn]

Google transparency report details ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

Google transparency report details ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

Even though we warn inept teenagers about the permanence of the Internet, in Europe, it's not so simple. Last year, the European Union enacted a "right to be forgotten" policy which lets anyone petition Google, directly, to have specific URLs removed from search procedures. More often than not, the petitioner is not affiliated with the site in question, the URL is simply host to embarrassing information that the requester would rather have withheld from search results. Since its official request process began on May 29, 2014, Google has been inundated with removal requests detailed in its latest transparency report.

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Uber drops service in Kansas, says bill makes operation “impossible”

Uber drops service in Kansas, says bill makes operation “impossible”

Uber pushes and pushes and pushes and sometimes, when all that pushing fails to go the way it wants, it gives in to legal pressure. Such has ended up being the case in Kansas, where the ridesharing service has pointed toward a recent bill as the reason it will be leaving the state, saying it is the only state in the US where Uber has been forced to leave because of “unbalanced, backward regulations.” It suggests, though, that it might be back in the future.

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Moshi Urbana review; a modern take on the classic briefcase

Moshi Urbana review; a modern take on the classic briefcase

Urbana. The name alone screams Moshi’s ‘briefcase’ is for the city-dwelling folks. The design suggests lawyers with ten-gallon hats won’t be buying this one, but the rest of us should take note. Not your typical briefcase, the Urbana brings refined sophistication to the busy urban professional; the ones who catch trains, hail cabs, and take day flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Lightweight, feature-rich, and downright cool, Urbana has a little something for everyone who needs to bring it all with them.

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T-Mobile CEO may be hinting a merger is coming their way

T-Mobile CEO may be hinting a merger is coming their way

For quite some time, T-Mobile has been rumored for a merger or buyout. AT&T, Sprint, Dish, Iliad — you name them, T-Mobile has probably been rumored or in talks for a merger or acquisition. While T-Mobile CEO John Legere likes to slap away all talk of T-Mobile falling under the auspice of another company — and has even said he’s tired of talking mergers and acquisitions — he’s now making overtures that’s it’s inevitable, much like his boss has. In fact, Legere thinks it’s precisely how the industry will shake out over time.

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First lawsuits against FCC’s net neutrality are filed

First lawsuits against FCC’s net neutrality are filed

The FCC just announced its ruling on net neutrality last month, and lawsuits are hitting the agency right off the bat. The FCC declared that the Internet is a utility, which allows the government to regulate it. As such, the FCC created net neutrality rules which treat all web traffic equally. Well, no one likes being told what to do, especially by the government. The telecom industry is up in arms over the FCC's net neutrality ruling, and now the lawsuits are beginning to trickle in. These lawsuits are part of an industry-wide effort to overturn what private companies believe are the FCC's unlawful regulations.

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