December 17, 2009
When mobile phones were first launched in the market, just having them was a matter of pride. Today mobile is a necessity and most of us can not even imagine a day without our phone. The role of mobile has grown manifold from being a tool for conversation to a complete channel of communication.
Few years back only Vertus ,a division of Nokia produced the costliest phones in the market. But today,the monopoly of Vertus in the luxury phone market is coming to an end with the entrance of other mobile phone manufacturers like Gresso, Mobiado and GoldVish. It’s not only mobile manufacturers but luxury such as Prada, D&G and Motorola, and now Tag Heuer and Modelabs which are converging technology and style.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 most expensive Mobile Phone handsets in the world.
1.iPhone Supreme ($3.12Million):- World’s most expensive mobile is unveiled by a British company on November 2009. It is a gold iPhone which is encrusted with nearly 200 diamonds. The casing of the exclusive iPhone 3GS Supreme is created using 271 grams of 22 carat solid gold.
The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds totaling a massive 68 carats while the Apple logo on the back is made from a further 53 gems. The front navigation button is made from a single diamond of more than seven carats.
Designer Stuart Hughes, from Liverpool, Merseyside, took ten months to make the phone after it was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman. The phone comes in a special 7kg chest made from a single block of granite and Kashmir gold with a Nubuck leather lining.
2. GoldVish LeMillion($1.3Million):- This GoldVish phone is the second most expensive in the world with a price of $1.45 million. The odd-shaped device is made out of 18-carat white gold and features 1,800 diamonds totaling 120 carats.
A Russian businessman bought Le Million for his wife last September at a luxury goods fair in Cannes, France.
3. Pieces Unique Mobile Phone by Goldvish(1.29Million):- This mobile hold the third place among world’s costliest mobile phones. There are three pieces of these mobiles in this world of which one is reported to be sold to a Russian Businessman.
These are made by Goldvish with 18 carat gold set with top quality diamonds. It has Bluetooth,2 GB Memory,8x digital camera, and worldwide FM radio.
4.The Diamond Crypto Smartphone($1.1Million):- The Diamond Crypto Smartphone is quoted as the World’s fourth most expensive cell phone.
Russian firm JSC Ancort has developed a Windows CE-based smartphone ready for Peter Aloisson’s(the designer of the phone)bejeweling that employs “powerful encryption technology” to “provide secure protection of information against kidnapping, technological blackmail, financial racketeers and corrupted state officials” . This security feature is really essential since every thief will certainly wish to have a similar phone.
5. Bucheron for Vertu Cobra($310,000):- This is the fifth costliest mobile phone.Parisian jeweler House of Bucheron linked up with Nokia subsidiary Vertu on this limited-edition series of eight cobra phones, which include a two-carat pear-cut diamond, a one-carat round diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies totaling 21 carats.
Vertu phones also link up to a special concierge service with information about travel, entertainment, restaurants and events. Vertu manufactures the uber-premium handsets and they sell Vertu phones between the price of $4,350 and $81,000.
6.VIPN Black Diamond Smartphone($300,000):- With $300,000 this Black Diamond Smartphone holds the sixth place in the list. It is a Quad-band phone with Wi-Fi,Bluetooth, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, 4 Megapixel camera and a touch sensitive 2″ 256K TFT screen. This phone has an internal memory of 128MB and a 2GB SD card for external storage.
The designer Jaren Goh has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.
7.Vertu Diamond($88,000):- Another Vertu phone with tiny diamonds dotted all over holds the seventh place in the list. The phone’s body in constructed from the finest platinum, underpinned with ruby bearings and equipped with a similar ceramic composition originally intended for the space shuttle.
For that price, it doesn’t even come with a camera! Only 200 such phones will be sold in jewelry and department stores.
8.Motorola Special V220 edition($51,800):-Motorola has also shown its presence in this luxury phone market but it could get only the 8th position.
Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold. This phone is looks feminine.
9.The Diamond iPhone($41,000):- The diamond iPhone which comes on 9th rank boasts an impressive 420 diamonds at a total weight of 5.65 carats set in 18K white or yellow gold.
It can also be ordered in white, black or pink sapphires. The phone, is manufactured by UK blingmeister general Amosu, at a blustering price of $41,000.
10. Gresso Black Aura Collection($13,000):- Gresso with 10th rank, boastfully claims that its Black Aura cellphones are 200 years old – due to the age of the African Blackwood on each phone’s case.
Black Aura series ranges from $6,500 to $13,000 with the most expensive featuring an 18-carat gold front panel.