Samsung's Windows Mobile 6.5 Armani Smartphone Sells For Over $1000

Up until a few years ago, it was essentially unheard of for a major fashion label to associate with a cellphone. After all, would you really want your fall lineup partnered with one of those big, blocky bag phones of the early 1990s? Nowadays, everything has changed. Phones are fashion statements in an of themselves, so it's no surprise that someone like Giorgio Armani would look to attach its high-end brand to some of today's hottest touch phones.

Just this week, the Italian fashion house showcased an incredible 700 Euro (that's over $1000) handset that is aimed at "complementing the designer's suits." Armani himself made a small appearance at the reveal, helping to bolster appeal for the Windows Mobile-based phone. We're led to believe that WinMo 6.5 will be onboard, enabling the phone to tap into the Windows Marketplace, open Office files and support all the latest upgrades from Microsoft.

The sleek, slider-formed Samsung phone boasts gold edges, a sultry black finish, a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a tilting display. At first glance, it sort of mimics HTC's Touch Pro2, but it's definitely more elegant. As for specs? You'll find a 3.5" OLED display, 5MP camera, microSD slot, internal GPS, 8GB of storage and USB connectivity. Heck, even Steve Ballmer was in town to show his support for the luxurious phone.

But really, how many individuals are buying a $1000 Windows Mobile phone? You could try every phone OS on the planet for that.