The ultra-expensive BlackBerry is sold only in the UK and Middle East
Looking for a way to prove that you have more money than you know what to do with? Look no further than the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981, a $2,400 smartphone that helps the world identify you as "that guy who just spent $2,400 on a cell phone."
The specs of the BlackBerry itself aren't nearly as impressive as you'd expect for a phone that costs about what the average U.S. worker earns in a month. What you get for your money is a 2.8-inch, 640 x 480 touch screen (for those keeping score, smaller and lower resolution than the iPhone 4S), a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recording (the iPhone 4S offers 8-megapixels and 1080p), and 768MB of RAM. In other words, the ridiculously expensive smartphone looks obsolete when put next to a phone that came out three months ago.
The phone is hardly the most expensive we've seen — a Danish retailer released a $60,000 cell phone last year, and Tag Heuer offers a $6,700 leather Android smartphone. And what do you really get for your money? The Porsche name, an admittedly cool design, and higher-quality construction.
Our advice? Your money would be better spent buying 12 iPhone 4S's and throwing 11 of them in the trash.
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