updated 10:15 am EST, Mon February 19, 2007
Gresso this morning ventured beyond its mainstay of luxury cellphones by previewing the Symphonia. Intended as much as jewelry as a functional music player, each version of the device has an 18-carat gold control pad as well as either African blackwood or white gold for the main body. Its frame is only 1.5 inches square and 0.4 inches thick. The lack of a screen doesn't preclude features, Gresso claims: the 1GB of flash stores MP3, OGG, and WMA songs, as well as an FM radio for live shows.
The Russian firm intends to ship four versions of the Symphonia across the globe, with prices ranging from $4,000 for a version with blackwood and white gold to $6,500 for a model made entirely of pink gold. Every version should be available during Spring. [via Gizmag]