We have covered some outrageously expensive cell phones in the past. Take for example the $4,000 Toshiba Cosmic Shiner, or the $82,000 Diamond-studded Nokia E90, or the $176,400 Apple iPhone. The latest newcomer to this extravagant market is Gresso’s Avantgarde Collection.
The Russian based mobile phone manufacturer Gresso has released its Royal White Diamonds Collection. The new Royal White Diamonds Collection features inherit hand-assembled body panels made out of 200-year old African blackwood, keyboards with base plate made of titanium, and stainless steel battery cover with a magnetic lock plus leather and gold decoration.
The displays are made with 42K sapphire crystal glass and the keys are 18K gold. Each of the 23 gold keys are crowned with a white diamond for a total of 2.53 carats. The Gresso Royal White Diamonds collection is limited to 200 phones. The price is $52,000.
A more affordable version of this phone simply called the White Diamond Collection will retail for $14,000, and only the navigation keys will feature diamonds instead of all 23 keys.
All Gresso handsets feature a tri-band GSM support, a 65K color TFT display QVGA resolution, a microSD memory card slot and a 2 megapixel camera. They all run on Windows Mobile 6 Standard. The new White Diamonds handsets measure at 119,5 x 48 x 14 mm.
The Gresso Avantgarde White Diamonds collection will be presented at JCK Las Vegas Show, the leading jewellery fair in the USA, that will take place from May 30 to June 3, 2008.