Bill Amberg beefs up the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Wanna go bling with your RIM-ting?

If so, then Selfridges might have just the device for you with the exclusive limited edition BlackBerry Bold 9780 created by leather-happy designer Bill Amberg.

At £1000 a pop, these handsets are part of a set of just 60, with 10 of each of the six colours available.

The designs feature leather back plates and cases and have apparently "undergone an intricate moulding process to achieve the unique curved shape". If they'd have used superglue, they could have shaved a few quid off of the asking price, but nevermind.

Bill Amberg said, "BlackBerry asked me to put my name to a ridiculously excessive idea and I couldn't turn down the massive fee".

He didn't really.

What he actually said was: "I am excited to be working with BlackBerry on this exclusive run for Selfridges that celebrates the launch of the new Bold 9780. Quality products like this are crying out for something complementary on a functional and stylistic level, which is both beautiful and unique".

The BlackBerry 9780 Bill Amberg edition - individually numbered from one to ten - will go on sale at Selfridges in London priced at £1000.



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