Nokia is to release a golden version of the 6700 classic, imaginatively named the Nokia 6700 classic Gold Edition.

The popular handset is to be launched with a 18-carat coating of the precious metal and also boasts a leather carrying case and strap, an 8GB microSD card and custom wallpapers.

The Gold Edition is expected to go on sale in "selected markets" (we'd have guessed UAE, but maybe not now) in the first quarter of 2010 priced at 370 euros plus tax.