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.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.