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Samsung P318+ sports gold for Olympics

Chris Ziegler

Samsung's P310 -- the so-called "credit card phone" -- is still enough to turn heads in these parts, but the Korean manufacturer is busting out some considerably fancier units to celebrate Beijing's 2008 Olympics. China Mobile will be picking up the P318+ (or that's our guess, anyway, on account of the carrier's logo on back), offering the same diminutive case as its forebear but replacing the downright normal chrome and brushed aluminum accents with 18 karat gold. It's unclear whether the gold is solid or plated, but if solid, expect to pay Vertu-like prices for this one, which will also feature an array of Olympics-themed ringtones and graphics. So where are the silver and bronze versions, Samsung?

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