September 27, 2009

The World's Most Expensive BlackBerry


Alexander Amosu's $240,000 Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Curve 8900
Alexander Amosu's $240,000 Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Curve 8900

What you see above is the first image of "the world's most expensive BlackBerry" smartphone! at least according to the U.K. based designer who makes it, Alexander Amosu.

Amosu's company, Alexander Amosu Ltd. is well-known for its stunning work on various high-end gadgets and gizmos, as well as other exorbitantly priced products, like the designer's $112,000 "world's most-expensive suit".

I can't confirm that this new Curve 8900 is in fact the most expensive BlackBerry in the world, but it costs £150,000 (US$240,000). And it sure does look pricey. Earlier this year, I compiled a collection of the most gaudy, shiny, and of course, pricey, BlackBerrys available, and this new Amosu creation would've fit right it.

Amosu et al apparently spent 350 hours building the custom Curve, and it's made of solid 18-carat yellow gold and encrusted with 4,459 brilliant cut diamonds (weighing 28.43 carats), according to the company.

Alexander Amosu's $240,000 Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Curve 8900
Alexander Amosu's $240,000 Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Curve 8900
Alexander Amosu's $240,000 Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Curve 8900

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