In a move that goes to show that they’re neither concerned nor affected by the current global economic crisis, luxury electronics maker Gresso has unveiled their new mobile phone line, the Avantgarde Skeleton Collection.

Its case is made of titanium alloy with high-tech ceramic coverage (we’re not quite sure what this really means, but we figure it’s got to be worth something), stainless steel, and genuine leather. The phone also makes use of sapphire glass for its display and a transparent back panel with the Gresso logo covered with 10 micron gold. Specification-wise, it’s not the best, but it’s not so bad either. This tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and features a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 1.2 and has 64MB of internal memory with 2GB of external memory. It’s a very limited collection with only 15 units available.

If you’re feeling a bit extravagant and want one for Christmas, you’ll have to fork over $5000 for it. A Gresso phone may not exude the same opulence as a Vertu, but it surely comes with a price tag that easily qualifies it to be mentioned in the same breath.

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