Admit it, we all can’t live without our trusty mobile phone. Heck, we can’t even leave the house without our mobile phone (or mobile phones, for those who have more than one) in tow. Whenever we forget to bring this gadget, we feel so, uhm, incomplete, like we’re missing an arm or a leg. Indeed, in this age of mobile technology, mobile phones have become indispensable.
Different kinds of mobile phones are made available to the market. In fact, there are phones whose personalities reflect those of their owners. So if you’re, well, filthy rich, what kind of phone would you have? My bet is that you probably would have a GoldVish Le Million mobile phone.
The GoldVish Le Million is currently the world’s most expensive phone at a price of $1.45 million. Now, you may ask, what makes this phone so darned expensive? Will it allow us to make phone calls to the moon? Well, the phone is designed by the renowned watch designer Emmanuel Gueit and there are only three units designed and made available to whoever can afford them. The phone is available in rose, yellow or white gold and glimmers with 18-karat gold and sprinkled with some 18,000 VVS-1 grade diamonds totaling 120 carats.
In terms of technological specifications, the phone is quad-band (allowing it to be used practically anywhere in the world), has 2 Gb of memory, has an 8x digital zoom (but no optical zoom), has a CMOS lens (much like what Canon DSLRs use), and MP3 player, and FM radio, and, of course, Bluetooth.
The phone was merely a publicity stunt by Geneva-based GoldVish who weren’t actually expecting to sell any of the phones. However, a Russian businessman bought the phone for his wife. Now, if $1 million is a little out of your budget, GoldVish also offers several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in your choice of rose, yellow or white starting at a considerably lower price of $25,600.
Mobile technology hasn’t just gotten better, it has gotten ridiculously pricier, too. We ever said that technology is boring?