Accompaying its Grand and Professional ranges, a new luxury mobile phone, created by Mobiado, has reportedly been created via a meteorite and has been given a name that reaches out towards a classic NASA space probe.
The new phone is to be known as the Grand 350 Pioneer, after NASA's Pioneer 10 probe, which was launched 37 years ago (which is possibly why the phone is limited to just 37 copies), became the first human craft to venture through the asteroid belt on the edge of the solar system and is currently on the way to Alpha Tauri, the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus.
Created from a piece of the Gibeon meteorite, found in Namibia in 1836, that was believed to have originated from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, the phone consists of elements including iron, nickel, phospherous and cobalt. The battery cover even resembles a plaque placed within the Pioneer probe in to communicate with possible alien life-forms.
On a more prosaic note, according to the GSM Arena website, the phone also features quad-band GSM connectivity, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, QVGA display with 16 million colors, 3.2-megapixel camera and a headset port.
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