Vertu Handset Hits £24,000 Mark

Nokia's luxury handset arm, Vertu, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary by unleashing a white gold Vertu-branded cell phone with a price tag of £24,000. For that much money, you will get a pre-loaded copy of a specially composed musical piece performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, a ‘concierge’ button that provides expert advice and assistance at your beck and call (this is not your personal Aunt Agony, but is meant to cater to your Vertu-related questions), while a patented keypad holds solid ruby bearings. Just in case you don't have £24,000, there are yellow gold and stainless steel versions that go for £18,000 and £7,540 respectively.