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Bling! Golden HTC One is official, but you can't pay its $4400 tag

Bling! Golden HTC One is official, but you can't pay its $4400 tag
The rumored golden HTC One is finally confirmed, and by Phil Blair, HTC President, Europe Middle East and Africa himself at that. The handset will be presented at the MOBO Awards 2013, for the winner in the Best Newcomer category.

Dipped in 18-carat gold, the posh HTC One will have a a laser-etched MOBO 18 logo on the back, and a whopping street price of about $4400. Well, not exactly street price, as this thing is never hitting retail, and only five units have been manufactured, keeping it exclusive.

This golden HTC One is actually prepared by Goldgenie, which can coat even your mountain bike in the yellow metal. As a consolation for those of us who have no chance to be the Best Newcomer category winners in the MOBO Awards 2013, Goldgenie is actually offering to cover your HTC One in 24-carat gold for the reasonable everyday price of about $1600, which now seems like a bargain, compared to HTC's MOBO undertaking.

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posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:02 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wonder where they got this idea?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:09 2

4. AfterShock (Posts: 2997; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


These were dressed up for an award ceremony, not for pompous users so much.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:11

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2997; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


To clarify, I'm just saying.
My post was not entirely directed.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:04 3

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


AS... I feel you bro +1

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:11 4

5. Fuego84 (Posts: 297; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Guess what, not from the iPhone 5s as goldgenie has been dipping smartphones I gold for a long long time already. Check out their website.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:00 2

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man you got defensive lol. Calm down dude, we all know 3rd parties bling out phones lol. Woosaaaaa

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:22 5

8. tedkord (Posts: 5308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well from Apple, of course, because there were no gold phones before. Plus, the iPhone 5s is clearly dipped in real gold.

Why is it that whenever Apple does something, history resets and they are the originators?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:04 5

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol... Ted I never said apple, you did. Heck no apple wasn't the originator of gold phones. I remember P. Diddly had a gold moto star tac back in 95' at the MGM Grand lol. Apple did however popularize this latest gold trend, not dipping, but as a standard color option. Popularizers yes, originators no. +1

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:02 3

20. tedkord (Posts: 5308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Come on. You didn't say Apple, but you know you implied it.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 11:20 2

23. tedkord (Posts: 5308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


"Popularizers yes, originators no."

I don't think anyone on this site has ever summed up Apple so succinctly and precisely.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 12:24

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol of course +1

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:17 5

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Wonder where they got this idea?"

Not from Apple.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:03

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Now that looks crazy, I'm buy in one pronto. LOL

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:07 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


UGLY...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:17 3

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2869; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yuck...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:37

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1522; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


if someone is going to hate it means you're doing something right

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:47 1

10. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 356; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Personally I think it looks awful. But one things for damn sure, repairing that would be a b*tch.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:07 6

14. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I want to see a drop test lol XD

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:35

16. promise7 (Posts: 480; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It doesn't look too bad, but that MOBO logo on the back is horribly ugly and ruins the whole luxurious look.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:10

17. silencer271 (Posts: 232; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I can pay it but why would I want to? Its an HTC.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:29

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not every phone looks good in gold, and not everyone wants 'one' in gold.
Even if i had money, i wouldn't on splurge on this. I'll admit iPhone 5S gold looks even more appealing.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 08:51

19. Sadman_Hossain (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


The iPhone 5S' Gold version seems more subtle. This is too over powering gold color, takes out the elegance out of the phone despite the bling.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:22

21. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Maybe because this is actual gold instead of imitation?

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 07:52

25. Sadman_Hossain (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Still, nevertheless it doesn't look appealing, atleast not me. If it doesn't look good, using the real thing wont make any better. The silver version is way better than this one. That's just my honest opinion.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 10:37

22. _PHug_ (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


The only thing uglier than gold phones is gold teeth.
When will this madness end?

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