The Vertu Signature Model 2006 provides coverage in more than 175 countries. It comes in six models with standard cell phone features including Bluetooth connectivity and multi-language predictive text input. The polished gold model (left) retails at one U.S. jewelry chain for $18,750. A Signature Standard platinum model retails for $31,850.
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