Recession may be looming large in Japan, but there are still some people willing to splash out on diamond-encrusted cell phones. Softbank Mobile said Friday that its eight limited-edition phones, each studded with 537 diamonds from Tiffany and Co, sold out in just three days.
The phone, designed by the luxury New York jeweler, went on sale for about 13 million yen each on Nov 1.
"All eight were sold by Nov 3," said Softbank spokesman Katsuhide Furuya. "I guess the buyers found them worthwhile."© Wire reports