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

Topics: News & Rumors

44 comments

arekieh

That actually lookes ugly. a blacked out curve kills that for looks

skeeter21

Flava Flav should get one of these complimentary

superdave513

WOW ...it's about time...now I finally have the perfect accessory for my zebra skin hat and jacket outfit...

crysis63

i think the gold does not mix well with the black.

klsmalls1

ROB ME!!!!! ROOOOOOOB MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gafly

I'm off to pilot an airplane and I now have a good in-flight conversation to start!

Cheech92007

So, whens the contest for one of these bad boys? :P

chuckh0308

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!!!!!!!

Bla1ze

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

vx1

hey thats just sick wicked!

richardpandy

It just looks like garbage.

servanthands

Do I see a Crackberry Contest in the future?

Mathrin

Hmm, Bold in Purdue colors. Tempting, expensive, but tempting.

kiltro

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!!!!

rizzzzoooo

Waiting for the platinum version with some diamonds sprinkled on here and there!!! Gold is so over rated!

renkastle

rlly Looks Ugly :S Too shiny xD

BBuser_8330

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

billydf

that is 100% getto no way jose ugly mdf

brandon8419

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

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

richierich721

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.

google123

that looks like sh*******

razzel

Just ordered 6, who wants one?

Zz15

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

WTForce

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

Jdr8402

This thing screams Jersey Shore!!!

bordapapa

well, this is so gipsy... :P
I find it disgusting, this overhyped flattering of riches...

tons-q

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

donniejett

Thats the one of the sickest things Ive seen!! Wish it were a joke!

Terrigno

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!

moe-blackberry

If I had $1000 to throw away I would rather give the $$$ to my local food bank...people are hurting out there!

crackavelli

I want a chrome casing. Does anyone know if a site like Beckymae can do chrome casings for the tour?

crackavelli

Why does it have to ghetto???? Why can't it just be over board?? Wow. Really??? Ghetto???

O_C_Michael

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.

pravius

Legend of Zelda anyone?

njbourne23

A gold tooth a purple or hot pink PIMP hat..........what do you think???