- 07-21-2009, 10:56 AM #1
Motorola Ivory E18 luxury phone developed, scrapped
If you're considering a luxury cellphone, you've probably given some thought to the Aura -- either as an object of unattainable techno-lust, or as a way to lighten your wallet by a grand or two (don't even get us started in Vertu). According to Mobile Review, Motorola wasn't planning on stopping there: The Ivory E18 (a name which either evokes elegance or animal cruelty, depending on your POV) featured a slider with two movements (a short slide for function keys, and a longer for the T9 keypad), a small footprint, and a 3 megapixel camera. The price? Well, for the stainless steel chassis you were looking at about €2,000 (about $2,821 at the moment). Also planned were phones with gold and platinum chassis, which would take the purchase price up to "several tens of thousands" of Euros. If Motorola wasn't aware of the sheer silliness of such an extravagant phone, at least the carriers were -- apparently it was lack of interest on their part that caused Moto to sack the project.
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- 07-21-2009, 01:49 PM #2
Looks as angular and slabby as a eighties hatchback!!Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups
- 07-21-2009, 02:27 PM #3
I don't like the design at all. I would rather get a Vertu instead.
I wonder if it runs Linux or Synergy? :P
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- 07-21-2009, 02:45 PM #4
- 07-21-2009, 03:05 PM #5
At least the Aura looks good. This one doesn't look very good to me. Glad it was scrapped.
On to the next one
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- 07-21-2009, 08:45 PM #6
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- 07-22-2009, 03:41 AM #7
Totally agree with you guys . Thank god it was canceled .
- 07-24-2009, 02:50 AM #8
Motorola Ivory E18 has price USD 3,000 says Motorola Indonesia. Read more...
I don't think Motorola Ivory E18 is totally cancel because in Indonesia when sale mobile phone doesn't need buy from operator. I will buy when they release again.
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- 07-24-2009, 10:18 PM #10
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- 07-28-2009, 09:33 AM #12
- 07-28-2009, 10:32 AM #13
Goodthing that they scrapped this, this is the LAST thing moto needs to do to pull themselves out of this rut.
- 07-31-2009, 02:31 AM #14
They should release Android phones ASAP. Android will keep 'em on the track. Luxury phones will make 'em lose the track.