Waste or worth? $10,000 smartphone

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/13/business/10000-dollar-vertu-smartphone/index.html

    If new is a necessity, tech is your god and money no object then a $10,000 Vertu smartphone will probably catch your eye.

    The British-based luxury mobile phone maker unveiled the Vertu Ti this week. Its sapphire-crystal screen is virtually scratchproof, says the company, while a titanium casing helps keep data safe and sound.
    But in this 21st century mobile phone paradigm in which consumers buy a new phone every few years -- and where new products roll out every year (or even less) -- does it make sense to splurge on a swank smartphone with a price tag closer to that of a small car or several months' apartment rent?

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    I do not believe that a single Vertu phone could ever claim to have new tech, let alone bleeding edge tech. They are always a generation, two or three behind what is the best out there. These phones have nothing to do with technology and everything to do with showing off your wealth, simple as that.
     

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