I was browsing through GadgetsGuru (GG) and tiny little ad struck me. I couldn’t believe what I saw. I checked, double checked and re-checked. What I saw was real. Not quite sure why. A phone called Vertu Ascent which looks like a feature phone costs Rs. 209999. That is after a Rs. 50001 discount from GG. One can get a brand new Android phone with the VAT that is laid on this VERTU. There is a trend off late to price feature phones just for the sake of it. Call it vanity or uber rich but I just don’t get it. Neither do I get the feature phones which are built under the garb of simplicity. There is a £37000 phone which does nothing. Then there’s a world’s simplest phone which costs quite a bit. Take a look at our list of cheapest Android phones and you will be amazed at what you can get for ten thousand Indian rupees.
I mean seriously folks, what does this phone have that it has to cost 2 lakh rupees. Yeah I looked at the specs and they look like normal specs to me which are found in a Rs. 3K phone. Can someone explain what’s going on? Or is it the beer goggles cheating me again? But then I don’t really drink beer.
Vertu Ascent, doesn’t it sound like a car name? May be that’s where the price is coming from. Still confused. Don’t like. Help.
Irony of the year : Guess what the browser header had as a title.
Almost feels like a Friday.