BlackBerry Bling: The Hottest—and Priciest—Pimped-Out BlackBerrys

For the CrackBerry addict who has it all: These 10 BlackBerry smartphones and related accessories will break the bank—some cost tens of thousands of dollars! But if only the best will do, check out these swanky handhelds and accessories, from diamond-studded cases to custom BlackBerry purses in python.

Until recently, BlackBerry smartphones were expensive items used almost exclusively for business and purchased by companies with accordingly deep coffers. Having a corporate BlackBerry was a status symbol in itself; if your organization issued you a BlackBerry, you were "important." No more.

Research In Motion's (RIM) push to conquer the vast consumer smartphone market—what I affectionately call the "John Mayer-ization" of BlackBerry—has led to millions more BlackBerry owners. And that's largely a good thing. Unfortunately, this deluge of new users served to erase much of the prestige associated with using a BlackBerry, since just about anybody can afford one now.

On the upside, business bigwigs now have a heck of a lot more options available for BlackBerry customization than in the past. Always thought your smartphone needed a few diamonds or a bit of white gold? How about platinum highlights? No worries, we've got the device, or devices, for you. Not satisfied with the boring old BlackBerry case designs? How about one featuring your favorite sports team logo in crystals? And ladies, we found a fashionista in London who'll custom make a BlackBerry purse for you in gold python leather.

Click on through our slideshow for the best in BlackBerry Bling.

BlackBerry Diamond Pearl Collection by Alexander Amosu

Amosu Luxury Ltd. produces some of the most lavish, jewel-encrusted and precious-metal mobile phones on the market. This British company makes the BlackBerry Diamond Pearl to order. When you tire of last year's sparkles, you can upgrade to another handset in the future and Amosu will "recycle" and reuse your diamonds in your phone's replacement. Technologically, the Amosu Pearl is identical to any other BlackBerry 81xx, and pricing starts at 12,000 pounds (roughly $17,200) plus delivery. FYI: Amosu only accepts bank transfers as payment.
Image credit: Amosu Luxury Ltd.