Luxury phones you'll probably never own: gallery

Luxury phones you'll probably never own: gallery

Summary: A smartphone is not just a way to make calls -- now, it can be a status symbol. But could you afford any of these gadgets?

TOPICS: Mobility

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  • Nokia Supreme

    Another design by Stuart Hughes, this Nokia smartphone is encrusted with 12.5 carats of pink diamond, created with roughly 1225 gems that include one central 3 carat diamond. 

    The casing is made of handmade platinum veneers (83 grams), and only three handsets are due to be made.  

    This phone costs £99,995 ($106,111).

  • The Chairman Diamond & Black edition

    Created by Ulysse Nardin, the Chairman Diamond & Black Edition mobile is hand set with 3,000 round-cut diamonds, reaching roughly 17 carats.

    Scratch-resistant sapphire glass is used for the touch screen and rotor window, and sapphire keys with ceramic inlay complete the feel and longevity of the phone. 

    Only 100 pieces will ever be produced.

    The Chairman is priced at approximately $130,000.

  • Vertu Constellation Blue Collection

    Luxury phone maker Vertu's new smartphone -- made in conjunction with Italia Independent -- comes with a sapphire crystal display, a blue PVD stainless steel, carbon fibre composite back plate, two-tone rubberised blue leather, and blue sapphire crystal keys.

    It weighs 170 grams.

    To sweeten the deal, each phone includes access to Vertu's Concierge service and exclusive orchestra ringtones.

    The Constellation Blue's display is 3.5-inch, and the phone features an 8-mega pixel rear camera, 32GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

Topic: Mobility

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  • Ugh...

    Ugh, those diamond encrusted monstrosities are so gaudy. I look at them and don't thing: "ooh, how classy!" I think "Christ, just how far can the rich push the bounds of tackiness?" I got the same feeling some time back looking at the interior of a Maserati Quatropporte. It was so self-consciously ostentatious as to border on the ridiculous. I would 1000 times rather ride in the interior of a 2008 Acura TSX than one of those.
    • Look on the bright side. Folks that toss money

      after this gaudy stuff keep a lot of people employed in the "we make gaudy stuff for your ego" industry.
  • Too bad they won't name the fools that buy them

    Then we would know who the world's biggest idiots are!
    • Her name...

      I'll give you a hint: her first name is "Paris" and her last name "Hilton."
  • Those are, mostly, hideous.

    I mean down right horrid.
  • These phones would suit

    oil sheiks or bling bling rap artists !!
  • Yuck

    What an absurd waste of money.
    Max Peck