By Eva Medoff, June 16th, 2010
We may have found the most expensive phone in the world. Well, not for nothing, we suppose: one model of the Vertu Ascent is fashioned from aerospace-grade aluminum ($5,500) while the other, a titanium model requiring the metal to be heated to 860 degrees and molded under 630 tons of pressure, rounds out at a whopping $7,800. What is the upside of these phones, you ask? Well, they have really good internet connection (quad-band 3G and GSM network, if that means something to you) and the titanium model has a lot of memory, 32GB to be exact. Also, no more worrying if your phone gets a bit wet. We’d imagine you could drop these things out of a plane or into a vat of boiling lava, no sweat. James Bond will be jealous.