Think about this...$60,000 cell phone made of 18 karat gold, and you cannot even check your e-mail or go on the Internet?! Not to mention, this phone's battery life only lasts 5 hours, compared to the IPhone's 11!  Why make a phone like this?? Well, this Copenhagen firm named Aesir manufactured the phone and their excuse (as listed on the website) for creating this $60,000 device that does nothing is....

"In an age when the industry seems to think that phones aren't for speaking anymore, I wanted to focus on the idea of voice, clarity and simplicity. The central tenet behind the AE+Y [official name of the phone] is to literally craft the visual details, craft the functional tactility, and craft the user interface..."

Basically, he is attempting to bring back the retro feel to cell phones to compete with cell phones that are far less expensive and phones that actually do stuff. The only thing I can say to this company and the guy who designed the phone is...best of luck!

By the way, if you would like a phone similar to this at a cheaper option,  be sure to check out their stainless steel model for only $10,500!

My question to you is....would YOU ever buy this phone??