Yves Behar Designs a Sleek Handset for Those Who Really Hate SmartphonesS

Yves Behar thinks there some merit to a phone that does one simple thing well: make calls. So he tossed out the touchscreens and complex operating systems, teaming up with Aesir to produce a well-constructed, tactile dumbphone, the +YvesBehar phone.

Designing the UI and hardware himself, Behar got some of the best watch component makers in Switzerland and France to carry out the phone's metalwork (which comes in either Gold or Stainless Steel). But goddamn man, does it really have to cost 7000 euros when it comes out later this spring?