Recognizable mobile phones with direct dialing have existed at least since the 1950s.
Since then mobile phones have traversed miles to cross the 3G (3rd generation) milestone.
Mobiles, today, are just not essential but have becopme an important status symbol.
Feeling the public pulse, and correctly sensing that there is a niche market for obscenely priced mobiles, manufacturers are developing handsets that cost many thousand dollars.
To know more about the world's most expensive mobiles, read on.
1. Goldvish Le million
This is the most expensive mobile phone in the world according the Guiness Books of Records.
The phone features a blinding 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds. If $1 million is too much for you, the Geneva-based Goldvish also offer several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in a choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a more reasonable $25,600.
Image: Goldvish Le million
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