If you want a unique smartphone that will stand out you may want to take a look at the diamond encrusted BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. It is made from 18 karat white gold and covered with over 700 diamonds (about 4.7 carats) of VVS1 clearity. Only 25 of these are made so they’re quite exclusive (^_-)
The only downside is the price. One of these phones will set you back $31,000 USD, or for the price of a new Subaru WRX. Personally this is a little out of my price range but I’m sure there’s a market for it. Other smartphones have been given the same treatment, also made by the same British designer, Alexander Amosu. I saw an iPhone on their website which is covered in even more diamonds and sells for over $100,000. Talk about ballin’ 😀 Just have to be extra careful not to lose that thing on the bus. Lol first world problems right 🙂
But despite expensive SKUs Blackberry shares fell nearly 27% yesterday on poor earnings report 🙁 The company lost $84 million in the latest quarter, and didn’t sell as many handheld units as many investors would have liked to see. Could this be the final straw to break the camel’s back? $BB stocks have been in trouble for quite some time now. The only thing going for this company at the moment is they have billions of dollars in cash. Having lots of money is good if a company is profitable and they can continue to invest to grow their business, but Blackberry is bleeding out money every quarter. Eventually the money will run out if they don’t turn a profit again.
I bought 50 shares back in 2011 for about $25/share. I’m losing about 60% of my investment right now but I plan to stay long and will wait to see what happens. At least I’m diversified and own shares of other smartphone companies as well.
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Fact 1: You’re reading this.
Fact 2: You can’t say the letter ‘m’ without touching your lips.
Fact 3: You just tried to do it.
Fact 4: You’re smiling.
Fact 6: You’re smiling or laughing again.
Fact 7: You didn’t notice Fact 5 was missing.
Fact 8: You just checked it.