Porsche announces $1600 mobile phone

  • Paris (FRANCE) – If the $599 iPhone isn’t expensive enough for you then Porshe’s new mobile phone should do the trick.  Porsche Design Group announced the P’9521 phone in France last week and it will cost you a cool $1600.  The non-limited edition phone will be made out of aluminum and scratch-resistant mineral glass and includes a fingerprint reader.

    The very expensive phone will also have a 3.2 megapixel camera and three speaker MP3 player.  Porsche says the phone will first be available in Britain and Dubai.  U.S. customers will get to buy the phone in early 2008.

    Mobile phone makers have been ratcheting up luxury models recently, probably because most people already own a low or mid-range mobile phone.  Nokia recently announced an 18k gold-plated version of its 8800 Sirocco phone that costs about $1400 dollars.

    There’s no word on if you must purchase liability crash insurance for your phone.