One of my prized possessions is a silver cigarette box that has
passed through several generations of my family. You can tell it’s real
silver because it looks crap within a week of using Duraglit. It’s also
totally impractical because it’s the wrong shape to accept King Size
Filtered cigarettes. But I love it.
Love is not a word I’ve ever used to describe a mobile phone. They go
off all the time, they may or may not fry your brains, they’ve got an
incredible selection of really annoying rings and people seem to
specialise in having totally inane conversations on them. I also
specialise in losing mine on a fairly regular basis.
However, the Nokia 8810 is something I’d be tempted to try not to
For a start it’s pricey at pounds 399. It’s also been difficult to get
hold of, with a host of celebrities snapping them up including Prince
Naseem, Michael Owen, Kate Moss and Cher.
One of its attractions is that it doesn’t look like a mobile phone. The
palm-sized wonder (it weighs just 98g) looks very stark and simple, in
fact very Philippe Starck, and more thought has obviously gone into it
than simply providing a range of clip-on fronts to make your phone a
The additional benefit of being silver is that the Nokia 8810 perfectly
complements the Virgin Cola silver 500ml bottle, which is rapidly
becoming a classic in its own right. Nokia, the 8810 may become one
Please may I have one!