BlingBerry: 24kt Gold BlackBerry Curve 8900

24kt Gold BlackBerry Curve 8900
By Kevin Michaluk on 23 Jun 2009 08:49 pm EDT
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* Update: If you want one of these babies done up for yourself, be sure to mention to Computer Choppers that you heard about this through CrackBerry and they'll hook you up with a bit of a price break. *

I've been talking to Alex over at Computer Choppers off and on for a long time now (since the launch of the Bold), wondering when they would offer a 24kt solution for the latest generation of BlackBerry devices. Rewind back a couple years and pictures of Pharrel Williams rocking an 18kt BlackBerry 8700 and then 18k BlackBerry 8800 were everywhere, but we had yet to see a gold-plated Bold, 8900 or Storm. That is until now.

It took them a while to get the process right, but now if you're into bling on your Berrys you can get a gold Curve 8900. From Computer Choppers:

Today we're officially unveiling the first of our 24kt Gold Blackberry lineup, the 8900 Curve. Prices start at $999 USD / €720 EUR for a new unlocked unit with optional black or gold keyboard. For current owners, individual parts can be ordered. Contact us for details. All plating comes with a protective clear coat for everyday use. Diamond jewelry and other plating finishes are available by request. International customers welcome.

The hottest product on the market just got a bit hotter.

Other devices in the line-up should be coming soon (gold Bold bezel pictured below). If you want to get your bling on, you can click on the gold Curve 8900 to jump over to Computer Choppers to learn more.

 

Gold Bold Bezel

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BlingBerry: 24kt Gold BlackBerry Curve 8900

44 Comments

OMG that looks like isht! I can't even begin to imagine how embarrassed I would be to be seen with something that gaudy...lol! Remember the gold emblems and wheels on cars in the late '80's and early '90's? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

it would look better if the back wasn't done. JUST the bezel and the BlackBerry logo on the back...that would look much better

it'll go well with my caprice that I have sittin' on 22' with spinners and my gold/diamond grill.

dis shit is da bomb yo!!!!

I'm sorry but is is gross

It doesn't look good at all regardless if it's 24Karat gold...I would rather feed hungry children then to buy this

That is the ugliest effing phone I've ever seen.

Seriously though, it looks cheap, tacky and ghetto. Definitely do not want

thats impossible for it to be 24kt gold because thats the purest gold with nothing added to it. I know for a fact you can smoosh 24kt gold in your hand. at maximum it would be 22kt gold so it has something added to harden it.

the whole thing needs to be gold :) and diamond buttons. :D or just... plastic colored like it :/

Since its just gold plating you can do this yourself with some gold leaf foil that you can buy at any art supply store

It wasn't that bad actually. It may not be the prettiest thing but definitely not ugly. I've seen uglier things out there. Lol

That right there is straight SICK! I LOVE IT :) But I wouldnt even want to use my phone if it had that on there. It would be to precious!

Not my thing, but if someone likes that - why not?
I have read a bit about similar processes; very little ACTUAL gold is generally used. I suspect that the phone's CIRCUITRY actually contains more gold than even an entire housing treated with this process. That $1000 price tag (I assume) includes a whole brand-new phone, not just the housing components. We can talk all day about "A fool and his money", but as long as it's his OWN money, let him enjoy.
I would be interested in finding out how much they would want for individual parts (Camera piece, bottom trim etc.) but more for curiosity than anything else.
Note - Military Specification Gold Plating ranges in thickness from .508 minimum Microns thickness for Class I to 38.1 Microns for Class VI; A human hair is 100 microns thickness.
I tend to doubt that Computer Choppers worries too much about meeting Military Specs for their coating.