Sirin Labs, a developer of smartphones from Switzerland, last week announced its Solarin smartphone which promises to combine a luxurious design with high performance components, advanced security and support for technologies that have not reached the mass market yet, such as WiGig. The handset is designed for those who travel a lot, require sophisticated security, want an exclusive look, and can pay hefty sums of money. The price of the Solarin starts from £9500 ($13,688) without tax, but the company has alluded that it can build versions that are much more expensive using rarer materials. Luxurious smartphones from companies like Vertu or Mobiado, as well as custom-built iPhone and Galaxy S handsets from jewelers, have existed for years are becoming a pretty common sight in...

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