What do you get when you combine retro style with Motorola’s more contemporary four capital letter naming scheme? The answer, it seems, is the Motorola AURA. Seriously biting the style of the classic Motorola V70, the Motorola AURA boasts the same switchblade design, but the display has been significantly upgraded from that old school phone.
Instead of a standard square or rectangular display, the Motorola AURA gets a circular display that doubles as glowing red clock. The little orb features 16 million colors and a 300 dpi resolution. The screen keeps protected with Grade 1, 62-carat sapphire crystal. This is supposed to be one of the most scratch-resistant materials in the world. The body of the phone is constructed from stainless steel that has been polished, etched, and PVD coated.
Rounding out the specs are 130 precision ball bearings and custom Tungsten Carbide Coated Gears for the switchblade mechanism, quad-band GSM/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth A2DP, multimedia player, and some sort of open source browser. Be prepared to pay a premium for this premium phone, because the Motorola AURA will retail for $1,999. That’s quite a bit more than the V70!