Versace announce Unique luxury phone, in name and practise

Versace Unique Luxury PhoneSo, you’re the kinda person who keeps in shape by doing laps in your money pit. Now, despite the fact that actually having a money pit may set you apart from most other people, I know that you are constantly looking for that special something that truly makes you unique.

Versace also know this, and have just announced a luxury phone designed especially for you. They’re calling it the “Unique”, because that’s what you are.

The hand-assembled-in-France device touts an “impossible to scratch” sapphire touchscreen of unknown resolution (not that you care about that anyway), and to my knowledge, this may be the first luxury phone to have a touch interface. I bet you can’t wait to show your buddies at the country club that little technological marvel! I scoff at their Vertus!

LG provide the innards, which will allow you to call people (over 3G!), check your email, take 5MP flash photos, listen to mp3s, and even watch movies. It may not best an Ally, but don’t Versace believe that it’s what’s on the outside that counts, anyway?

Now, just in case the purple leather clashes with the interior of your Ferrari, you can rest assured that the phone can also be purchased in black, with your choice of 18k gold or 316L grade stainless steel accents.

But here’s something interesting: apparently the 5MP camera has both a flash and a netbook! I don’t know what that means, either, but the press release seems adamant. I’ve emphasised it for you, below.

Oh, the price? If you need to ask…

Versace announces the launch of Versace Unique

Seoul (Korea Newswire) May 20, 2010 — Versace, in collaboration with ModeLabs Group, announces the launch of Versace Unique, the first luxury touchscreen and full-featured multimedia creation that will be sold through the most important exclusive watch and fine jewellery networks and Versace flagship boutiques worldwide from early June 2010.

Versace Unique unites all essential functions for professional and personal use, crafted from the finest materials, hand-assembled in France and built to the uncompromising standards of all the Versace products. The face is constructed from pure high-tech ceramic or handmade lacquers delicately framed with an 18K yellow gold finish or 316L grade stainless steel inlay. The back is wrapped in the finest handcrafted leather, embossed with the Medusa head. The Versace Unique sapphire crystal screen is the largest single piece of this high-tech material ever produced for consumers. Impossible to scratch, smooth and receptive, it provides an ideal conductivity and precision control of the touchphone interface.

Beneath the precious exterior of Versace Unique lies a world of advanced technology created by LG that guarantees a seamless interface between life and technology, design and usefulness. Versace Unique handles all the duties of a phone, 3G network, client e-mail, media player, full-powered 5-megapixel flash camera and netbook. It features unprecedented Dolby Mobile surround sound technology for high quality in ringtones, MP3 music files and video with 30 hours of playtime.

Gian Giacomo Ferraris, Chief Executive Officer of Versace Group said: “We are excited about Versace Unique. Our team has worked well with our partners at Modelabs to manufacture a very innovative product which perfectly blends luxury materials, craftsmanship and the advanced technologies of LG. As we move forward in the development of our business, we are particularly happy to be able to strengthen the offer of luxury accessories that complement our core fashion products in line with Versace`s DNA.”

“The creation of a mobile phone for a luxury brand is first and foremost a matter of passion. At the origin of a new product, a mysterious alchemy takes form between the brand’s creative style and our own know-how allying tradition and innovation whilst at the same time respecting the highest criteria of design, selection of materials, technologies and great attention to appearance. Such is the passion that makes our mobile phones unique,” commented Stéphane Bohbot, ModeLabs CEO.

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