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World's most expensive mobile phones

Last updated on: April 28, 2011 10:09 IST

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India, which has been witnessing a mobile phone boom in recent years, is now the second-largest mobile handset market in the world. China, meanwhile, continues to be the world's largest cellphone market.

The total number of mobile subscribers in India has hit a high of 771.18 million. More than 200 mobile handset brands are available at outlets across the country.

But, do these outlets have these: the world's most expensive mobile phones?

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Image: There are more than 200 mobile handset brands in India.
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9. GOLD EDITION NOKIA 8800: $2,700

Gold Edition Nokia 8800 has 62,000 colour TFT (208 x 208) display screen along with a SVGA 5 MP camera. MMS, SMS, USB, Java, WAP, Infrared, Bluetooth and Edge connectivity are present.

Other standard features such as FM Radio, Mp3 Player, 64 polyphonic and Video Recording are also there.

But what will capture everyone's attention is its gold casing.

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Image: Nokia's Gold Edition 8800 costs $2,700.
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8. MOTOROLA V220 SPECIAL EDITION: $51,800

It has all the standard features except that this mobile phone is studded with 1,200 diamonds on the front panel as well as 18 carat gold is laid in the keyboard.

This mobile phone has been created by Peter Aloisson, an Austrian designer.

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Image: Motorola's V220 Special Edition costs $51,800.
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7. VERTU DIAMOND: $88,000

Vertu diamond mobile phone has tiny diamond dotted all over the body and the keypad, which has eight carat of diamond.

The mobile phone has been created from finest platinum and underpinned with ruby bearings.

It's also equipped with similar ceramic originally intended for space shuttle.

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Image: Vertu Diamond costs $88,000.
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6. IPHONE PRINCESS PLUS: $176,400

The name is based on princess shaped diamond cut that is studded all over the casing.

It has 138 diamonds out of 318 shaped in this style.

The others diamonds are shaped in brilliant-cut pattern.

In total, this mobile phone has 17.75 carats of diamonds and 18 Carats of white gold.

Austrain creator, Peter Aloisson, who has designed Motorola V220, is also the designer of this phone.

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Image: iPhone Princess Plus costs $176,400.
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5. VIPN BLACK DIAMOND SMARTPHONE: $300,000

The body of this mobile phone is made from titan and polycarbonate and spots a cutting-edge mirror that is adorned with diamonds. It's designed by Jaren Goh.

The mobile phone uses Intel 400 Mhz processor, 4 mega pixel with 256 TFT screen.

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Image: Vipn Black Diamond Smartphone costs $300,000.
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4. VERTU SIGNATURE COBRA: $310,000

Vertu Cobra is a limited edition mobile phone, with just eight created so far.

The mobile phone has nine carat round diamond, two carat pear cut diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies that are used to give a cobra look to the phone.

In total, this mobile phone has 21 carats of diamond and rubies.

French jeweller, Boucheron, has created this phone.

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Image: Vertu Signature Cobra costs $310,000.
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3. DIAMOND CRYPTO SMARTPHONE: $1.3 MILLION

Diamond Crypto is encased with a platinum base and has 50 diamonds, 8 of which are rare blue diamonds.

The navigation key and the Ancort logo are of 18 carat rose gold. This mobile phone was built on Windows CE and has been produced by JSC Ancort.

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Image: Diamond Crypto Smartphone costs $1.3 million.
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2. GOLDVISH LE MILLION: $1.3 MILLION

Goldvish LeMillion uses a VVS1 (only microscopically flawed) diamonds with 18 carat of white gold.

The features are pretty standard with 2 GB storage, FM radio, digital camera, MP3 playback and bluetooth.

Emmanuel Gueit is the designer. Goldvish LeMillion is available only on order.

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Image: Goldvish Le Million costs $1.3 million.
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1. GOLDSTRIKER IPHONE 3GS SUPREME: $3.2 MILLION

Goldstriker iPhone is encrusted with 271 grams of 22 carat pure solid gold. More than 200 diamonds have been added to the mobile phone.

Apple logo on the back features 53 gems and home button is covered with a single 7.1 carat diamond.

iPhone 3GS Supreme is also decorated in a chest carved from granite and Kashmir gold along with a lining made from top Nubuck grain leather.

Stuart Hughes is the designer of this world's most expensive mobile phone.


Image: Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme costs $3.2 million.
Photographs: Reuters
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