Five outrageously expensivemobile phonesThought the iPhone 5 without a contract was expensive? Wait until you get a lookat these luxury smartphones, each more expensive than the last.By Jeff Jedras
Lamborghini TL700A smartphone with a luxury car pedigree, this Android model doesn’t impress witha 4.7” WVGA screen and 4GB of internal storage. Most of the $2750 price tag mustbe for the gold and crocodile skin that makes up its body.
Continental Mobiles iPhone 5From Continental Mobiles, this iPhone 5 32GB is set in a white platinum blanketwith diamonds finishing the edge of the chassis. It retails for just over $23,000;apps not included. But hey; free shipping.
BlackBerry P’9981 in GoldPorsche Design has a couple of luxury BlackBerry models, including this top of theline edition. It has a stainless steel case with a gold-coloured titanium coating andfinished with a 24-carat gold layer. The limited edition could be yours for just20,000 €, if it wasn’t sold out.
Signature Clous De Paris RedGoldDesigned by Vertu, a luxury phone designer owned in part by Nokia, the SignatureClous De Paris Red Gold’s keys are made of polished black sapphire crystal. It’smade from polished 18-carat red gold with Clous de Paris finish key towers, sidecheeks and back. How much? Well, if you have to ask…
iPhone 5 Black DiamondFrom luxury product designer Stuart Hughes, the original iPhone 5 chassis wasrecreated by hand in solid gold and with a flawless black single deep cut 26 ct.diamond. The sides feature another 600 white diamonds, and the Apple logoanother 53. It will set you back a cool £10 million.