A real marble brick of a smartphone: Mobiado Grand Touch Executive
Oct16

A real marble brick of a smartphone: Mobiado Grand Touch Executive

Remember the times when we used to refer to our mobile phones as bricks? I do. But our handsets started to get smaller, slimmer real fast, and the name just faded away. Well, if you have a bunch of money to spare, you may soon be able to hold a real marble brick of a smartphone in your hand. Courtesy of a luxury handset maker Mobiado. A couple of years ago Mobiado sent out a press release with a picture of a concept phone CPT001, made...

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Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is a luxury Samsung Nexus S you probably don’t need
Mar06

Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is a luxury Samsung Nexus S you probably don’t need

Mobiado has officially unveiled its second Android touchscreen phone, which was designed together with Aston Martin (following the two companies’ collaboration announced back in March 2011). The new handset is called Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin, and features the car maker’s logo on the back case. Like the previous Mobiado Grand Touch (introduced in August last year), the Grand Touch Aston Martin is just a Samsung Nexus S dressed...

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Mobiado Grand Touch with Android Gingerbread is the company’s first luxury touchscreen phone
Aug18

Mobiado Grand Touch with Android Gingerbread is the company’s first luxury touchscreen phone

Traditionally, Mobiado has launched only candybar phones – but not anymore. The Canadian company has announced its first touchscreen handsets: the Mobiado Grand Touch and the Mobiado Grand Touch GCB. The Grand Touch has a case “precision CNC machined from solid aircraft aluminum”, while the Grand Touch GCB is made out of brass, and plated with gold. Other than that (and the resulting different colors), the devices...

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Mobiado Aston Martin luxury phones coming soon. CPT002 transparent phone concept unveiled
Mar24

Mobiado Aston Martin luxury phones coming soon. CPT002 transparent phone concept unveiled

In case you’ve missed Mobiado, we’re (sort of) happy to inform you that the Canadian company has big plans for this year, and some of them will be accomplished in collaboration with British sports cars maker Aston Martin. Yes, you’ve guessed it: Mobiado will make Aston Martin luxury phones. There are no details on the phones themselves, but we know that they should be available starting May this year “through a range of premium...

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Mobiado’s Classic 712MG Mokume Gane phone rediscovers old Japanese traditon
Nov23

Mobiado’s Classic 712MG Mokume Gane phone rediscovers old Japanese traditon

Only one week after introducing the Classic 712 Stealth, Mobiado has now announced another new luxury phone, the Classic 712MG Mokume Gane. Meaning “wood-grain metal” in Japanese, Mokume Gane is a technique of “bonding mixed-metal” invented in Japan in the 17th century and initially used for sword fittings. The phone’s Mokume Gane frame includes a mix of nickel silver, copper and brass, which is “stacked and wrapped in steel foil”....

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Mobiado Classic 712 Stealth is the latest luxury phone in town
Nov17

Mobiado Classic 712 Stealth is the latest luxury phone in town

Mobiado has announced its umpteenth luxury phone, the Classic 712 Stealth, a handset “inspired by military stealth aircrafts.” The new phone is made out of aluminum and large sapphire crystal plates, and each unit is “assembled using gun-metal black stainless steel screws.” Customers can choose to have their keypad in English, Arabic, or Cyrillic. Feature-wise, the handset offers quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA (900 / 1900 / 2100...

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Mobiado Professional 105 Damascus: new steel-made luxury phone
Oct28

Mobiado Professional 105 Damascus: new steel-made luxury phone

Mobiado has announced yet another new luxury phone – the Professional 105 Damascus. The handset’s frame is “precision CNC machined from Damascus steel”, this giving every phone a “different and unique” look. Damascus steel, as Mobiado is happy to inform us, is “a technique of hot-forging steel, originally used in 1100 to 1700 AD to create sword blades renowned for their sharpness and strength” The phone’s buttons and screws are also...

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Mobiado Classic 712EM luxury phone brings exotic wood into your pocket
Jul03

Mobiado Classic 712EM luxury phone brings exotic wood into your pocket

One month after unveiling the Classic 712 ZAF in “dream colors”, Mobiado has announced a new luxury phone: the Classic 712 Executive Model (EM). The new handset is “the evolution” in Mobiado’s wood series, being made out of exotic wood, sapphire crystal and aluminum. The exotic wood pieces (which are “inlayed into an anodized aluminum frame and connected to a solid wood top, to create a dramatic flowing effect”) remind me of kitchen...

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Mobiado intros Classic 712 ZAF phones in dream colors
Jun01

Mobiado intros Classic 712 ZAF phones in dream colors

Luxury phone maker Mobiado announced that it has extended its Classic 712 ZAF series – unveiled earlier this year – with three new colors, dubbed “dream colors.” Reportedly conveying “a sensation of brightness and inspiration”, the new color versions are Sky Blue, Aurora Pink and Porcelain White. The Mobiado Classic 712 ZAF phones available in these colors combine “aluminum, sapphire crystal, and stainless steel”, and feature...

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Mobiado shows off CPT001 concept phone
Apr07

Mobiado shows off CPT001 concept phone

If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to industrial design in mobile phones, prepare to be wowed by Mobiado‘s latest concept phone, the Mobiado CPT001. This new phone concept, which the company also refers to as an “objet d’art”, blends modern-age communications technology with materials that were famously used during the renaissance period. On the inside, it can be to contain what any other mobile...

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