Prive retro brick phone gets the midas touch

Prive retro brick phone gets the midas touch
As much as we'd like to say that there is some kind of value to those old-school cell phones that laid the foundations to the mobile industry back in the day, they may not be perceived as not having much value when you pit it with the high-end phones that are available today. Fortunately for one retro brick phone that was redesigned by Stuart Hughes, it got a makeover that turned a potential collectors item into a luxury handset that offers some of the mobile essentials. The Prive is a refurbished brick phone that sports 76 flawless IF 23ct diamonds, 22ct solid gold, and of course comes with a “luxury” color screen. Not only will this handset make an impression in your pockets, but it'll no doubt turn heads as you whip it out to on-lookers surprised by its blinding bling. Even though these retro brick phones mights be considered a rarity in themselves nowadays, only 10 Prive phones will be produced – each having a value of approximately $212,400. Not ending there just yet, purchasing the handset will give you a one year free membership to Prive International which is valued at $20,000 and a membership card that offers access to Prive's luxury amenities.

source: Stuart Hughes via Gizmodo



1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Why? Now people have even more reason to laugh at people like Paris Hilton when she whips this out. Just because your phone has "bling", does not mean it is cool. I'll take a G1 or Droid over this thing any day, you can keep it along with the butler and maid that it comes with. These had a time and place, and that was twenty or so years ago.

5. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

wow. bitter much?

2. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i WANT this phone! not the gold expensive one but the regular one. I cant seem to find it anywhere :(

3. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

The iphone killer!

4. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

who is realy going to buy this pos even if you had that kinda money why would you buy this who ever buys this phone needs to get slaped over and over agian. i wonder how much you would get if you sent it in to one of those cash for your old gold deals?

6. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

define slaped.

7. overratediphone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

some people in the world didn't get to eat today ... but what does that matter as long as my gold brick can make phone calls

9. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I sure someone in the White House will buy it. They seem to like wasting money these days with their socialism and all.

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I thought April Fools was over! This goes on the list of "Things to waste money on" right under the iPad which would be #1 on the list.

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