The chances of seeing the Verzo Kinzo here in the UK are slim to none, but even if it fails to materialise, we just had to write about Verzo’s accompanying press release.
It’s the most fantastically endearing thing I’ve read this year.
Let’s get the specs out of the way first of all. The Verzo Kinzo has a 4.3in WVGA glass-capacitive TFT display, a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and a 5MP camera. Sounds ok, right?
If you’re still sitting on the fence, Verzo has a few choice words up its sleeve to win you over.
For example: “We do not want to develop and sell VERZO in the common way: Here you have the new generation of a phone, it's the best, the most amazing, buy it and for the love of god, leave us alone!”
Au contraire, Verzo hopes to establish a devoted community of users, and will encourage them to suggest improvements for future software updates.
Better still: “We are not going to compete with an iPhone. Apple is mainly trying to appeal to people who put style, design and prestige first." Don't hold back, Verzo!
“Our goal at this time is not to enter the battle for more cores, brightest display or the best camera. We understand that the users are looking for a technologically advanced device, however, we refuse to accept that the quality of a good smartphone should be based only on the number of pixels or the quantity of cores in the processor.
“In other words – single core processor of 1GHz can many times do a better service than its n-core colleague.”
Great stuff. I’m officially a fan of Verzo.
The Verzo Kinzo goes on sale in the US for $459, which is around £285 in our money. Not particularly cheap, but it's worth noting that that includes a genuine leather case, a "luxurious" car charger made from polished steel, and headphones.