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Gresso outs iPad with gold logo, African Blackwood case

updated 05:35 pm EST, Tue December 28, 2010

Gresso iPad uses 200-year-old African Blackwood

Russian-based design house Gresso, which specializes in making ultra-exclusive and expensive versions of popular consumer electronics, has now unveiled its latest creation. Apple's iPad has received the company's treatment, which includes 200-year-old African Blackwood for its case and an 18K gold Apple logo. No other details about the Gresso iPad are known, including what model has been selected.

As is usually the case when it comes to ultra-expensive items, pricing isn't being discussed, but is likely to be revealed when the exclusive iPad goes on sale on New Year's Eve. [via PhoneArena]








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  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Yes indeed

    The same treatment for the iPhone 4? $4,500

    Did we mention the Blackwood is 200 years old?

    Do I really want a reticent phone?

    I'm calling them on their English language support...

    On the other hand they seem to have added Java to the iPhone!

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    iPhone 4 for Man

    DESCRIPTION

    iPhone 4 in a luxurious case made of 200-year-old African Blackwood. It is a rare, exclusive material of incredible strength and durability. Ornament of the case – branded Apple made of 18-karat gold on the back panel. Case is produced from 200-year-old African Blackwood. Model is notable for elegance and noble reticence.

    GENERAL FEATURES
    Tri-band operation GSM 900/1800/1900

    Display TFT display 960*640 pixels Sensory display

    Size
    Dimensions: 115,2х58,6х9,3 mm Weight: 137 g

    Memory
    Internal memory: 512 Mb
    External memory: 16 Gb

    Connectivity
    WAP 2.0
    GPRS: class 10
    Bluetooth 2.1
    USB 2.0
    SMS/MMS
    Wi-Fi
    Web brauser Safari

    Multimedia
    70-tones polyphony
    5-megapixel still camera
    Video and mp3 player
    Java
    GPS
    Organiser
    Possibility to view a documents Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel
    Alarm
    Calculator
    Calendar
    Voice Recorder
    Games
    Electronic compass

    Battery
    Standard battery, Li-Ion mAh
    To 14 hours talk time Up to 300 hours stand by time

    Language support
    English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Nederlands, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Chinese Simplified.

  1. chas_m

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    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I have to say ...

    That African Blackwood back is quite striking. Maybe Apple should consider the possibility of some sort of wood backing (or something like bamboo) if they want to lighten the iPad a bit. I don't know how well it dissipates heat, of course ...

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