Both Avantgarde Steel handsets are made of the signature Gresso material – African Blackwood, which is more than 200 years old. Now with the Steel collection a new material has also been used – aircraft stainless steel.
Also 42K sapphire crystal glass covers their displays, while the back of the handsets has patented hand-polished titanium covering. This has enabled the use of a magnetic lock for the battery cover. The keypads are made of a single-piece titanium plate that has been laser-etched with Roman numerals.
Instead of gold, the keys of the Gresso Sol Steel are made of aircraft steel. All other signature elements are also manufactured by steel leading to a lower price of 3500 euro instead of the 7000 euro the original Gresso Sol would have set you back.
The Gresso Luna Steel has a completely flat laser-cut keypad, again with no gold elements whatsoever. Again it costs 3500 euro instead of the original 5000.
Both handsets have a 65K color TFT display with QVGA resolution, tri-band GSM/GPRS support, Bluetooth and a 2 megapixel camera.
Yes, we know that when it comes to that kind of money, it’s rarely the hardware specifications that matter. But it’s also good to know that both handsets run on Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard for that extra flexibility.