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The World's Most Expensive BlackBerry - A $240k Curve 8900

By Adam Zeis on 25 Sep 2009 11:34 am EDT
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$240k Curve 8900 

I remember wandering around Vegas at last year's CES and Kevin and I took a stroll by the Vertu store. We admired their offerings, but in no way could have coughed up the $12k to buy one. Well it looks like we'd have to save a bit more to snag the highest-end BlackBerry device to fit our obession. It looks like the world's most expensive BlackBerry is a diamond encrusted Curve 8900 that rings in at $240k. Our good friend Al Sacco has all the details, so check out his blog for the full scoop. Even if you could afford this... would you really want to? 

Topics: News & Rumors

51 comments

Nonpareil

wow... nothing exceeds like excess. kind of gaudy though, better in black diamonds or "crystals".

Emissary

Kevin:

Sign me up for this contest!!!

What...? It's not a contest?

Nevermind :-)

kddcp

dumb dumb dumb...did I mention dumb. what multi national company head is going to defraud customers / employers to buy this for his mistress??

what a waste!

FINEAZZBLCKWOMN

That phone looks like it has a case on it made by a first grader who went to the arts and crafts section at Walmart and bought a bunch of cheap studs to put on it. Even if I had that kind of money to drop on one of those I wouldn't that phone looks awful!!!

mp5wes

at least put it on a higher end blackberry like a storm2 or a tour. all the bling in the world wont give it 3G data speed....unless its the plan all along to stand there waiting for the web page to load while showing off the bling factor

Phongables

8900 > Tour. Tour No WiFI NO CARE.

hoosercub

We've got VZW's amazing 3G coverage, we don't need no stinkin wifi.. and we don't have a cheap feeling keyboard either.. ;)

in all seriousness though, they really should've picked a nicer phone to do this with, Storm2 or 9700.. the REAL question is can we get it on contract for $199 after rebates?

sonar_chris

Last time I checked, the 8900's EDGE was faster at loading web pages than the Bold's 3G. Just sayin.

codemaker

I like it. Would I buy it? No. It just screams, "Look at me, I have emotional problems. This is how I cope." I would do color ware though.

Hand_O_Death

If you ever used a phone like that, you would have to OtterBox it to protect it, therefore covering the ugly ass diamonds anyways, so what is the point?

Wonder what it would be like to have too much money.

Hand_O_Death

BTW, Wonder if it voided the warranty by making it that ugly.

Hand_O_Death

BTW, Wonder if it voided the warranty by making it that ugly.

Sefiroh

the world is full of people who look for lavish things. also, full of the eccentric and those who have so much money they look for ways to spend it. personally, i think the phone is ugly as sin and all the diamonds in the world can't help it's performance. needless to say this is crackberry and anyone who pays that much for a phone DEFINITELY can be said to have a BB fetish, lmao.

p.s. sure a tattoo is forever, but 240K?

dpizzo

I'll take a baker's dozen. thanks.

Se7enth Sinn

I want one NOW daddy, NOW!

iEattehberry

LOL. you made my day. Gotta love varuka sult or however you spell it lol.

iEattehberry

LOL this is so awful looking. Speaking of Vertu, who the hell would pay 4k for a nokia? It can't even do the things a bb can and a bb is cheaper and, in my opinion, better looking. Like a previous poster said, even rhinestones would look better than that expensive mess. It doesn't even look good because the keyboard is black, and so is the bottom. Maybe if they made them white it would look as slapped together as it does but everyone has an opinion lol.

epruden09

Phone looks good, but I rather have a diamond ring than a diamond phone.

Yandar

Taste free zone Paris Hilton probably has 3 on order. One to lose, one to be stolen and one to drop in a toilet.

humma78

If it had 3G and Wifi then maybe it would worth the money. ;)

Se7enth Sinn

Don't give AIG any ideas man. lol

Stromson

"Excuse me sir, but the battery door appears to be loose on this Curve you sold me..."

BBtoiPhone

If you think this is wild check out the Vertu phones made by Nokia, They come with a 24 hour conciege service and can run close to a million.. Why people pay this much for phones is beyond me, but some people have so much $ they got nothing better to do..

salomondrin

If I was going to spend a crazy amount of money on a phone it would be on a Vertu for sure. Because they are "born" that way, and not "made" after they are born. I'm sure that phone won't work after a year and then what are you going to do?

Although, I gotta say... I love having crap like this that nobody else has. Its just too much money.

traceface777

wow its such a shame someone wasted all those diamonds to make such a hideous looking phone!!!!! it actually made me have more pride inthe way mine looks lol

qdenning

What a waste of a good phone, diamonds, and an insane amount of mula.

alicklee

i bet if you ran a contest with one of these babys you site would overload lol
i still perfer it to be a storm2 or the 9900 ;)

hoosercub

I could see server failure in the future if one of these were given away on CB.. I could also see whomever wins it turning around and selling it for sheer profit lolz

Se7enth Sinn

I wonder if Michael Jackson had one?

invioeguru

I love my BlackBerry, but I'm pretty sure I could find better things to do with $240K...LOL.

rrrebo

Stupid, ugly, and wasteful. Now, an 8900 with an Aston Martin Vanquish wrapped around it, that might be worth $240k.

limegrass69

Is that the subsidized price with a 2 year contract, or can I get out of my contract if I decide I want to port out to Verizon Wireless?

wm2485

I guess the economy isn't hurting some people. WTF!!!

glenkramer

The worlds ugliest Blackberry

ananda3489

saw dis link on twitter..was excited 2c d most expensive bb..what a waste!! i own a curve 8900 and i love it!!..this phone is an insult 2 it..it looks like shit mahn!! i wudnt even take it for free..i dunt wanna lose my self respect!! ;p

brumfieldtax

Please order me up a couple. I will pay the C.O.D. charges gladly for one of these. Does it come in pink diamonds? And a razor blade to slash my throat after I've made this fantastic purchase.

chuckh0308

What a waste of perfectly good diamonds and a perfectly good BB. Proof that sometimes beauty + beauty = ugly.

golden80

You could fly to London and pick one up for 120K pounds (192K dollars at this moment). Plus you could probably get tickets to Top Gear from a scalper since you're probably wealthy enough to get past the 21 year waiting period for tickets.

Devonantczak

Ugly as hell and who ever would pay for it has more money than brains

bluegreen1965

It isn't even attractive!

blacktoothberry

looks like a big pile of crap. Sounds like someone has more money than they know what to do with

crapjack

i dont think it is worth $240k. it just looks like one of those cheap covers they sell at a kiosk at the mall.

SOCIALITEx

i like!! aw, so expensive!

ChadFarr

i hope the trackball doesnt start working... lol

cold0ero

Paris Hilton must be peeing in her pants...

3G.BoldBerry

if the ugly casters get it they will take it without question, its a greaat looking phone but one thing the cheeper parts like the keyboard and the back plastic kinda dimmed the face and the back. i will like to see a platinum keyboard to go with it as well and the back part too, by the way i got a 10k gold one with gold lines on the keyboard. lol

vjfromnj

that's fugly ... wonder if the diamonds would improve reception on at&t or give you near 3g speeds. shit, at that cost, it should be FIOS speeds.

g000se

disgusting - most of them are probably blood diamonds.