Nokia Conversations blogged about the introduction of a new Nokia (Symbian) phone, dubbed the "Nokia Oro".
Oro is a Gold plated, hand stretched leather, pentaband radio connectivity, up-to HSDPA 3G and WiFi, a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording.
Functionally, it's not so different from other recent smartphones from Nokia. But that's quite a rarity in the "premium phone" business. Normally, you'd have to choose between something that looked posh or offered the latest specs: Nokia Oro offers both.
Our aim was to use the best materials for the purpose. It's coated with 18-carat gold which has been made scratch-resistant. The leather is from premium Scottish stock. That's a real sapphire crystal in the home key, which makes it eight times sturdier than glass.
Nokia Oro will start selling in selected countries across the Europe, Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East in Q3 2011.
Before local taxes and operator subsidies, it will cost upwards of EUR 800.
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[Source: Nokia Converstaions]