The Gresso Avantgarde Collection

 - Aug 7, 2007   Updated: Mar 31 2011
No, you don't need a phone made of African Blackwood, titanium and crystal, but you know you want one. Or perhaps you would prefer the "Sol" phone with a keyboard made of gold. These luxury phones from Gresso are from the Avantgarde collection, and are the latest example of upscale handmade technology.

There's no report on the quality, but doesn't your assistant make all your calls anyway?

Implications - The mass adoption of mobile phones has forced discerning customers to look beyond the typical offerings of the iPhone and BlackBerry. Opulent mobile phones that pack all the features of consumer smartphones into a luxurious casing made of rich, exclusive materials will appeal to this well-heeled market.