Nokia Oro Is One Wild, Gilded Symbian-Powered Smartphone

What's gold, rounded, and has a built-in cell radio? Nokia's new Oro, of course! This is easily one of the most unexpected phones to ever surface, particularly with Nokia slashing staff, focusing on hardware and shifting to Windows Phone 7. Something about the Oro just doesn't "fit." Of course, this phone was probably prototyping months and months before Stephen Elop even took the head chair at the company, but it's still an oddball.


The Oro is little more than a C7, with a 3.5" display, 720p movie mode, and Symbian (not WP7) as the operating system. But where it differs is the exterior. There's a gold coating and a will 800 Euro price tag, one that Nokia says is justified due to some clients needing a handset that shows off their status. It'll ship in Q3 to select nations (with tons of rich folks, we guess), and you can get an overview in the video below.

Via:  Nokia
Tags:  Nokia, smartphone, oro
Comments
HHGrrl 3 years ago

"Nokia says is justified due to some clients needing a handset that shows off their status" - how much of a demand for this is there, really? Personally, I think the gold casing is a bit gaudy, but I guess some people go for that.

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="HHGrrl"]how much of a demand for this is there, really?[/quote]

Flashing it in some places will get you mugged.

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

Flashing it in most places would get you mugged! No offense to nokia but most people who could afford this would just have an iphone with a gold and diamond encrusted case.

When you buy a premium product you want to to last a long time???? Yes this is true but the crowd that can afford this would want to have the latest and greatest at all time so I'm guessing it would only need to last a year at most.

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