World's Most Expensive Cellphones *pics*

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    GoldVish Le Million
    $1.3 million
    Guinness World Records certifies this GoldVish phone as the most expensive in the world--1 million euros, or about $1.3 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. Don't have a spare million for this made-by-request gadget? Geneva-based GoldVish has plenty of expensive phones in its lineup, including models with gold plating and diamond-studded cases.

    Bucheron for Vertu Cobra
    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. Other Vertu phones sell between $4,350 and $81,000.

    Vertu Signature
    Vertu, a subsidiary of Nokia, boasts that it takes expert craftsmen some three years of training to learn how to make its phones. This device, a Vertu Signature, contains 943 diamonds on its bezel and 48 more on its keypad, each set in place by hand in Switzerland.

    Gresso Black Aura Collection
    Up to $13,000
    Gresso boasts that its Black Aura cellphones are 200 years old--the age of the African Blackwood on each phone's case. GSM phones from the Black Aura line range in price from $6,500 to $13,000; the most expensive model features an 18-carat gold front panel. The company says the phones will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

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    Mobiado Professional EM
    Mobiado's limited-edition Professional EM is made from ebony wood, hard-anodized aluminum and has titanium buttons. Because of the wood grain patterns on each device, each of the 200 manufactured is unique. Inside the case is a Nokia GSM phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, music playback and FM radio. Mobiado's other phones run $1,300 to $1,900.

    Prada Phone by LG
    Unlike the jewel-studded phones on this list, many of the expensive parts of LG's Prada handset are on the inside. The device features a very large color touchscreen, Adobe Flash-based user interface, document viewing features and music and video playback. Plus, it's just 1.2 centimeters thick. Like Apple's iPhone, the Prada lacks a traditional keypad--buttons show up on the screen.

    Apple iPhone
    Up to $600
    Priced at $500 and $600, and available only through Apple and AT&T, the iPhone mashes a 4- or 8-gigabyte iPod and a smartphone into one elegant device. In January, Apple chief Steve Jobs won oohs and ahhs when he showed off some of the device's unique features, like the ability to squeeze photos with your fingers to change their size on the iPhone's large, colorful multi-touch screen.
  3. The first phone is uuuuuuuuugly!
  4. gee, only 1.3 mil? let me just go dig that change out of the couch...

    but i'm excited about the iphone...can't believe how cheap it sounds compared to the others (gotta love justifying big purchases by putting it into perspective!)
  5. I want to have that Prada Phone by LG and the iPHONE!
  6. maxter - i always love your threads -

    i feel a`little less guilty when i read these articles.... hihi.

    totally NOT into gadgets so I don't get it.... but I guess 1mill is not a lot for this businessman ..... good for them! (imagine she drops it by chance or the baby chews on it - mine is trying that all the time....)
  7. I wish I bought the prada phone instead of 8800 sirocco :sad:. prada phone is even way cheaper....
  8. Why are the most expensive phones also some of the ugliest I've seen? >_<
  9. OMG! ridiculously expensive !
    i only love the iphone, and i don't think it's expensive at all for the features compared to any of teh above.
  10. lolz... i heard iphones arent that good.. IDK..
  11. First and second phones is totally ugly :wtf:
    and I think that 600-1000 $ is not so much for a phone.
  12. hey catja, how HUGE is the nokia factory there?:p
  13. ^ITA - The June release isn't going to come fast enough for me!

    Thanks! :blush: :blush: :blush:
  14. WOW! And I thought that my D&G phone was expensive! (something more than $500)
  15. Omg.