U.K.-based luxury retailer Goldstriker has reduced the prices of its 24ct gold BlackBerry Bold 9000, iPhone 3GS and Nokia E72 offerings by roughly 30 percent each, making the precious-metal status-symbols slightly more attainable...but not much.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Looking for a unique way to differentiate your smartphone from the rest of crowd? Got a wad of cash burnin’ a hole through your wallet-pocket? Is your favorite James Bond flick “Goldfinger?”
If so, you’re in luck. U.K.-based electronics-jeweler Goldstriker International just let me know that it has reduced the prices for three of its shiniest, gold-adorned handsets by roughly 30 percent each until the end of January.
That price-cut means you can now pick up the “BlackBerry Bold 9000 Full 24ct Gold Edition” smartphone for just $1,700 (regular price $2,400); the “iPhone 3GS Half 24ct Gold Edition” is available for $1,450, down from about $1,930; and the $1,130-“Nokia E72 24ct Gold Edition” can now be had for about $890.
While these golden handsets are still quite pricey, the captions Goldstriker sent along with each photo are truly priceless. For example:
“The Blackberry Bold just got bolder…The front, sides and rear section [sic] have been embellished in 24ct gold. This is luxury communication for the business Fashionista.”
Business Fashionista–with a capital “F”?!? I really must meet this rich, mysterious, smartphone-loving diva…
For the gold iPhone 3GS:
“Considered as the worlds [sic] most tricked up handset the 3GS iphone [sic] is amazing.”
And here I was thinking my customized BlackBerry Bold 9700 was the most “tricked-up” handset. Damn, y’all…”amazing.”
So. Go to town, Mr. Moneybags. But remember, this sale only lasts until February 1, 2010.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.