Designed to honor the Pioneer 10 Probe, Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer is made out of meteorite


20.10.2009

It is said that the Gibeon meteorite was discovered in Namibia back in 1836 by an English captain named J.E. Alexander. Herschel confirmed that the rocks were from outer space. Scientists even traced the meteorite’s origins to the Jupiter’s asteroid belt, making the choice quite fitting indeed. So the Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer is made out meteorite, at least the back cover.

Usually ultra expensive phones come with entry-level functionality. The Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer however is actually very well equipped. It has a QWERTY keyboard, quad-band GSM, dual-band 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi and integrated GPS. The QVGA screen has a 2.36″ diagonal and displays up to 16M colors.

There’s also a 3.2 megapixel camera along with Bluetooth, microSD card slot, microUSB port and 2.5mm jack. These specs make the Mobiado Pioneer sound almost too good.

Here’s how Mobiado describes the exterior of the new device: “The 350 Pioneer body is CNC machined from spacecraft aluminum, and clear anodized to produce an elegant hard surface for demanding everyday use. The frame is then inlayed with sapphire crystal and the infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are gold plated stainless steel. The buttons of the 350 Pioneer are a dramatic combination of sapphire crystal and stainless steel.”

The materials used to manufacture the 350 Pioneer (besides the meteorite, of course) include lavish use of “spacecraft aluminum” and ruby and sapphire.

Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer - Back Cover - An odyssey in mobility

The Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer is dedicated to the Pioneer 10 probe, which launched 37 years ago. A total of 37 phones were made to celebrate each of those years. Buyers will find the limited edition number engraved the right side of the phone, while on the left side you can see the exact time of the launch of the probe from Cape Canaveral.

Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer

So if you want an exclusivist phone, with more than decent functions, you will have to hurry, and put your hands deep into your pocket because the price will definitely be colossal.

This is not a phone for regular people, probably only the richest people on the planet will buy it. Is this really a trifle? I guess no. If you have money then you will buy it. Simple.

Mobiado didn’t say how much the Grand 350 Pioneer costs.

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