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Designer BlackBerry goes on sale for £1000

Canadian mobile phone manufacture has announced a set of exclusive BlackBerry Bold 9780 models, by well-known designer Bill Amberg.

The new backing plates and matching cases for the handsets are by the same outfit that have designed products for Aston Martin and Penguin Books, amongst others - where there are only 60 exclusive new Bold models, each for £1000.

There are six different colour combinations, each numbered from 1 to 10 and all solely available from the London department store Selfridges.

Bill Amberg is an esteemed leather goods designer, who has produced these six different colour BlackBerry Bold 9780 variants, yellow on black, orange on black, red on black, pink on white, blue on white and green on white.

The designs are all leather backed where this is a first for Research In Motion to produce fashionable models outside of their ranks, where other companies have previously has the designer treatment such as the recent £2,700 Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This isn't the first time Selfridges and RIM has teamed up to sell trendy models, just last year the high-end store commissioned the handset maker to customise BlackBerry Bold 9000 phone's in Selfridges' pantone 109 yellow colours for their 100th anniversary.

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