So you think paying $400.00 for your Blackberry or $600.00 for an Apple iPhone was a lot? Well then you are going to flip when you find out the prices on the Ten most expensive cell phones in the world. For most of us having a phone is a necessity; especially now in our days of Facebook and Twitter where we must be connected to the world at all times. However, for the few lucky ones out there that can afford it, having a simple phone to stay in touch is not enough. After putting together this list of these phones I no longer feel so bad about what I paid for my HTC A8181 Desire phone recently. Here are is the list of the world's ten most expensive phones.
# 10. Nokia 8800 Sirocco Lamborghini Edition - Price Not Available
The Nokia 8800 comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera as well as 3 band GSM coverage for up to 5 continents. It also features an integrated mp3 player and a 128 mb internal memory. There is still no pricing available yet. The Sirocco comes with a sapphire glass that is scratch resistant. This Limited edition Nokia 8800 comes not only with the Lamborghini Logo but also real Lamborghini ball bearings which it uses for its unique sliding mechanism. Now this makes us wonder if you may have to put on your seatbelt before you slide open the Nokia 8800 to make a phone call? Does it slide open at 500 horsepower? Just thought I ask.
# 9. Nokia 8800 Gold Edition Phone – $2,700
Coming in at the number ninth spot, the Nokia 8800 is both beautifully designed and stunning to look at. This is the same as the standard Nokia 8800 except that this one is encased in 24K gold. The Nokia has many options for connectivity which include infrared, Bluetooth, mms, usb, Java and wap. There is also 64 mb of internal memory.
# 8. Motorola V220 Special Edition– $ 51,800
We are only up to the eight spot and the prices have begun to dramatically increase. The Motorola V220 is catered to the feminine customer. The phone comes studded with about 1,200 diamonds while the keyboard is beautifully inlaid in 18k gold. The Motorola V220 was designed by Austrian designer Peter Aloisson.
#7 Vertu Diamond – $ 88,000
Constructed with finest platinum available, the Vertu Diamond comes equipped with tiny diamonds dotted all around it which measure up to eight carats. The Vertu is also underpinned with ruby bearings and comes with a price tag of about $88,000. Sporting a similar ceramic composition design that was originally intended for the NASA space shuttle this phone should make anyone who receives a call from you a very fortunate person. So far about 200 of this particular model have been sold around the world.
#6. iPhone Princess Plus - $176,400
Peter Aloisson adds another design to the top ten phones with the iPhone Princess plus. The iPhone Princess received it's name due to a princess shaped diamond cut studded design throughout the outer casing. Out of 318 diamonds, 138 are shaped in this style. The rest are shaped in bedazzling cut pattern. In total, the iPhone Princess has 17.75 carats of diamonds along with 18 carats of white gold. This particular version of this iPhone is sold for a staggering $176,400.
#5. Sony Ericsson VIPN Black Diamond – $ 300,000
The 5th spot belongs to the VIPN Sony Ericsson Black Diamond which was designed by Jaren Goh. The outer casing of the Black Diamond is made from titan polycarbonate. The VIPN has an Intel 400mhz built in processor which runs on windows mobile 5. It also comes with a 2gb sd card which you can use for external storage and a very impressive 4 megapixel camera. The Black Diamond also has an internal memory of 128mb and a touch sensitive screen. Adorned with diamonds and with a price tag of around $300,000 it is not a phone you will ever want to misplace, lose or leave out of your sight for even a second.
#4. Vertu Signature Cobra– $ 310,000
Designed by renowned French designer and Jeweler Boucheron, the Vertu Cobra is both elegant and stunning. The design Features a pear cut diamond encrusted cobra and two emerald eyes along with 439 rubies around the front. In total, the Signature Cobra has 21 carats of diamonds and rubies. The Cobra is such a limited edition phone that only 8 have been made thus far. With a price tag of $310,000, the Cobra is one snake most people will not hesitate to get their hands on.
#3. Diamond Crypto Smartphone - $1.3 Million
Originally designed by renowned accessories designer Peter Aloisson and produced by JSC Ancort, the Diamond Crypto is a work of art. The phone comes encased in platinum base that surrounded by a total of 50 diamonds; 8 of them rare blue diamonds. The Ancort logo as well as the navigation key are made of 18 carat rose gold. With a price tag of around $1.3 it is not a phone you will ever want to misplace, lose or leave out of your sight for even a second!
#2. Goldvish “Le Million” – $ 1.3
In second place is the Goldvish "Le Million” which in case you don't know means 'the Million’ in French. This phone is so unique that in 2008 it was put into the Guinness World Record books. Made with 18k white gold, the Goldvish is equipped with the latest technology and is uniquely designed. The 'Le Million" also comes mounted with 1800 WS-1 top graded diamonds. It is said that the nickname of "le Million" was bought by a Russian businessman for about $1.2 million as a gift for his wife.
#1. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme -$3.2 Million
The number one spot on the list of the ten most expensive phones in the world belongs to Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme. The Goldstriker was designed by Stuart Hughes and it is encrusted with 271 grams of 22k pure solid gold. The Apple logo located on the back of the phone is characterized by 53 gems. Not to be outdone by the back, the Home button is covered with an impressive 7.1 carat diamond. In all, more than 200 diamonds are used to cover the Goldstriker. The outer casing is carved from granite as well as Kashmir gold. It is by far the most expensive phone ever made thus far.
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The First Cell Phone
We all must thank Dr Martin Cooper for it was he who invented the cell phone. I am sure he never imagined how much he would change the lives of every person in the world today with his invention. The idea of cell phones was around way back in 1947. However, it was not until April 1973 that Martin Cooper, a former general manager for the systems division at Motorola, was able to accomplish that first cell phone call. These days we are now able to surf the Web, send pictures, check our emails and do just about anything with the right app on our cell phones. We have come a long way. We all salute and thank you Dr Martin Cooper for giving us the first cell phone.