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johncolucci

What's the deal with luxury feature phones?

Today on Engadget, we shared news of two different luxury phones coming to market:

TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite

www.engadget.com­/2014­/04­/04­/tag­-heuer­-solar­-panel­-...

Gresso Azimuth

www.engadget.com­/2014­/04­/04­/gresso­-azimuth/

My question is, why would anyone of considerable wealth go back in time to the days of feature phones just to have something flashy in their hands, versus having a smartphone? I mean, how would they tweet?

If a rich person wants to blow some cash, one can always buy a 64GB iPhone 5s, in Gold, totally unlocked: store.apple.com­/us­/buy­-iphone­/iphone5s­/64gb­-gold­-u....

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TgD

I think it goes to a whole new level of exclusivity and accessibility. Those phones also will stand out from an iPhone which is actually pretty common if you look at the market share.

If I wanted an iPhone and also wanted to stand out from the crowd, I would order one from colorware www.colorware.com­/Default.aspx?
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johncolucci

Wow, those colorware prices are steep!
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izzotheschizo

So I was at this party flirting with this chick. and shes like I wonder what kind of phone you have? and boom, I pulled out my safelink. lol. "Its the end of the month and I still got 150 minutes to burn." She was like "damn, even your phone is old school." Yup, that's how I roll. and selfies? whats that? I was doing that back in 2006. We had this thing called a 'camera.' damn noobs.
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johncolucci

Well, to this point, I do wonder if having one of these would be that "thing" you pull out at a party to impress. Though, a prospective date could own an iPhone 2G and I'd still focus more on who they are as a person likely.
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