The undisputable king of ugliness is the Vertu Bucheron Cobra–with its sole standout feature being the ridiculous price tag of $310,000. Covered by a gold cobra with 439 rubies and crusted with one pear-cut diamond, one round diamond, and two emerald eyes, this phone from Nokia’s deluxe division is not for mere mortals.
Only 8 of these tacky monsters were ever produced, but you could get one of the 26 “more affordable” units, which were “only” $115,000, with a python instead of a cobra. If you actually shelled out the money for this grotesque piece of technology, you wouldn’t get any of the high-end specs one would expect for a (2006) phone: no camera, no Bluetooth — just gems!
However, for the hefty price tag you do get a 24-hour remote concierge (no joke) accessible from a dedicated side-button, which will give you local insight into where to go out, eat, and drink, anywhere in the world. Us mortals could get this feature from our much cheaper and more-advanced mobile phones, thanks to Google Maps.
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