Most Expensive Cell Phones

Random Celebrity Article By on September 6, 2010

What are the most expensive cell phones in America? Forbes.com has a 2008 list of the most expensive cell phones available for purchase. Cell phones have become more than a communication device, they provide organization, web surfing, numerous applications for use, and all encased in a trendy design that can be thought of as a fashion accessory.

What are the world's most expensive cell phones?

What are the world's most expensive cell phones?

10. Asus Lamborghini ZX1

Priced around $1,500

Lamborghini and Asus teamed to create this phone, featuring a built-in global positioning system, and a large touch screen.

9. Porsche P9521

Priced at $1,900

Carmakers surprisingly invest in luxury phones much like fashion designers as brand extensions. This Porsche phone features a fingerprint sensor for security. The Porsche P9521 design harkens to its car line, featuring brushed aluminum hinges and a black-glass frame.

8. Mobiado Stealth

Priced at $2,875

The Mobiado Stealth is crafted out of one piece of aluminum for light weight and sturdiness. The Mobiado Stealth design is inspired by military stealth aircraft, its screen made of scratch-proof sapphire. The Vancouver, Canada designer produced a limited edition of 1,200 Mobiado Stealth phones.

7. Toshiba Cosmic Shiner

Priced at $4,000

The Cosmic Shiner looks similar to more mainstream Toshiba phones, but the differences from the mainstream phones include a limited edition of 1,000 produced and diamond studs encased on the phone cover.

6. Tag Heuer Meridiist

Priced at $5,400 to $6,200, depending on options

Watchmaker Tag Heuer launches a new cell phone line in September 2010, once again as a brand extension. The cell phone features a crocodile skin back, and is made out of 430 components and corrosion-resistant steel.

5. Chistian Dior phone

Priced at $5,500

Fashion icon Christian Dior's first cellphone looks similar to a cosmetic compact, complete with a clip-on miniature phone that can be worn attached to a handbag or on a chain. The basic cell phone version costs $5,000, while the deluxe model, covered in 640 diamonds with alligator skin case, is $27,000.

4. Gresso Steel

Priced at $5,500

Russian company Gresso created this cell phone using sturdy Aircraft steel and sapphire glass in the design. Gresso phones are encased in cell phone cases made of African blackwood, known to be resistant to decay.

3. Vertu Constellation Monogram

Priced around $7,000 online

As one of the world's most recognizable luxury phone brands, Nokia's subsidiary Vertu created Vertu Constellation Monogram, the most expensive cell phone in the world. The special-edition handsets were released celebrating the company's 10th anniversary. All Vertu phones are handcrafted in Europe. The Vertu Constellation Monogram body is made of stainless steel, and its monogrammed leather back handprinted requires a four-hour process to complete.

2. Apple iPhone by Amosu

Priced at $39,600

London fashion designer Amosu claims to have designed the first iPhone encrusted in diamonds. Amosu's diamond iPhone comes in costing a hefty $40,000. Amosu also partners in design with BlackBerry Pearls and N95s from Nokia.

1. Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte from Peter Aloisson

Priced at over $107,000

Austrian designer Peter Aloisson designed this Nokia cell phone with gems in pink and white. Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte special edition phone is made from solid 18 carat white gold, encrusted with over 680 best quality white and pink brilliant cut diamonds that weigh over 21.5 carats. The designer also offers decorated versions of Apple's iPhone, Sony Ericsson, and Motorola phones.

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