The Diamond Crypto Smartphone
World’s most expensive cell phone
One candidate for world’s most expensive cell phone is the Diamond Crypto Smartphone, created by luxury accessory producer Peter Aloisson of Moscow-based JSC Ancort. Its price stems from the platinum body, the cover adorned with 50 diamonds—including eight which are rare blue diamonds. Additionally, the Ancort logo and the navigation key are made of 18k rose gold.
Built on the Windows CE, this most expensive cell also features a high-resolution color TFT display and a 256 bit cryptographic algorithm. This expensive mobile phone is capable of SMS, MMS, E-mail, Internet, WAP, JAVA support and also has a media player.
The world's most expensive iPhone
Designed by Austrian jeweller Peter Aloisson the customised iPhone is priced at £1.6 million.
The handset is surrounded by a white gold line encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality.
But the most prominent feature of the "Kings button" phone is its home button that features a rare 6.6 carat diamond.
Mr Aloisson, has a record of blurring the lines between gadget, art and jewellery.
In 1998 the controversial designer released his first diamond-encrusted mobile phone and earlier last year he launched a record-breaking $1.3 million dollar diamond crypto smart phone for Russian encrypting specialist company JSC Ancort.
Besides his "extravagant luxurious mobile phones" which he has been manufacturing for 8 years he also redesigns household objects.
The iPhone has capitalised on the sucess of the iconic iPod to become the most sought after of a new generation of smart phones.
However its competitors, including Microsoft's Zune, Google's G1 and Blackberry's Storm are raidly rolling out a new range of applications in a bid to close the gap.
Most Expensive Phone Number
In many areas of the world you can phone switch carriers but keep your phone number. This is known as phone number portability. Caller id and cell phones have encouraged many people to stop memorizing phone numbers, because simply by hitting a button, a person can connect to someone who recently called. It is easy to see that some phone numbers are easier to remember than others. In May of 2006 the most expensive phone number was sold in a charity auction in Doha, Qatar.
The expensive phone number 666 6666 reportedly sold for 10m Qatari riyals or £1.5m, or around $2,750,000 US. In the West some consider 6 the imperfect number, but this is apparently not the consensus in Qatar.
The Register reports that the Chinese number 8888 8888 was previously the most expensive phone number, selling for £270,000 to Sichuan Airlines.