The Nexus S is a beautiful smartphone, without question. The curved glass face… the contoured body… we’re big fans of Google’s second self-branded phone here at BGR. As has been the case with several Samsung-built smartphones in the past though, the plastics on the device feel a bit, well, cheap. Lucky for Android fans — and unlucky for their wallets — high-end phone maker Mobiado has struck a deal to refinish Google’s second-generation smartphone with its own familiar flair. Mobiado has released two versions of its rebuilt Nexus smartphone: the Grand Touch, machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and then anodized in one of six colors, and the Grand Touch GCB, machined from solid brass and then gold-plated. The phones feature a unique geometric design, with or without black painted sapphire crystal inlays in the corners. Those looking to stand out from the crowd should be ready to part with a fair amount of cash, however; the Grand Touch starts at $3,000 and tops out at $4,000 for the gold-plated Grand Touch GCB with sapphire crystal inlays. Mobiado’s full press release follows below, along with a few more images.
Adding once again to its line of ultra-high end luxury feature phones, Mobiado announced Tuesday the addition of the Classic 712 Mokume Gane to its Classic portfolio. Mokume Gane translates from Japanese as “wood grain metal,” and the 712MG is true to its name. The case materials undergo a unique forging process that involves hand-twisting different metals together to create the unique mokume gane look. Beneath its copper, nickel silver, brass and sapphire crystal exterior lie quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA radios, a 2.2-inch QVGA display panel, a 5-megapixel camera and integrated GPS. In addition to the Classic 712MG, a special Classic 712MG Angular Momentum Edition is also available along with a matching watch built by Swiss watch maker Angular Momentum. The Mobiado Classic 712 Mokume Gane is available immediately for $4,180 and the Classic 712MG Angular Momentum Edition is already available as well for $8,800. Hit the break for the full press release and additional images. More →
Following up on the 105 Damascus the company launched last month, Mobiado announced Tuesday that a new ultra-high end model has been added to its portfolio. The Classic 712 Stealth was inspired by stealth military aircraft and is built out of glass bead-blasted “aircraft aluminum” and sapphire crystal. The case is then anodize coated and adorned with hand painted sapphire crystal buttons. In terms of specs, the 712 Stealth features quad-band GSM and triple-band WCDMA (2100/1900/900), a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture and a flash, integrated GPS and Nokia’s S40 platform. The Mobiado Classic 712 Stealth is available immediately for $2,970. Hit the break for the full press release. More →
Luxury phone maker Mobiado today announced a new addition to its portfolio of exotic cell phones. The Mobiado 105 Damascus, hand-forged using a hot-forging technique that dates back to 1700 AD, certainly does its predecessors proud. The result of the forging technique used to build Mobiado’s new handset is called Damascus steel and it was used to build swords renowned for their strength and sharpness. The 105 Damascus won’t cut you, though it will definitely carve its way deep into your bank account.
Mobiado’s latest creation features GSM and WCDMA radios, a 2-inch 16 million color display, Nokia’s S40 feature phone operating system, a 2-megapixel camera with video capture support, Bluetooth, a microUSB port and over 1GB of internal storage. Since the 105 Damascus is handmade, like all Mobiado phones, the attention to detail is remarkable. And like snowflakes — very, very expensive hand-forged steel snowflakes — no two phones are alike.
The Mobiado 105 Damascus is available immediately and is priced at $4,180. Hit the break for the full press release along with a few additional images, including two awesome shots of the forging process. More →
Messaging phones are hotter than Hansel right now and apparently Mobiado is targeting nouveau riche as the next demographic to jump on the bandwagon. BlackBerry Bold? T-Mobile G1? Even the HTC Touch Pro2? No respectable heir would be caught dead stepping out of his G Class with one of those pauper phones. Enter the upcoming QWERTY offering from Mobiado pictured above. As of now all we know is that this puppy will be among several handsets that combine to form the new “Grand Line” and case materials include mother of pearl and sapphire crystal. Oh, and it’ll be expensive. What’s up, Vertu? Hit the jump for another shot.