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A MOBILE PHONE (also called mobile, cellular telephone, CELL PHONE or handphone) is an electronic device used for full duplex two-way radio telecommunications over a cellular network of base stations known as cell sites. Mobile phones differ from cordless telephones, which only offer telephone service within limited range through a single base station attached to a fixed land line, for example within a home or an office.

A mobile phone allows its user to make and receive telephone calls to and from the public telephone network which includes other mobiles and fixed-line phones across the world. It does this by connecting to a cellular network owned by a mobile network operator. A key feature of the cellular network is that it enables seamless telephone calls even when the user is moving around wide areas via a process known as handoff or handover.

In addition to being a telephone, modern mobile phones also support many additional services, and accessories, such as SMS (or text) messages, e-mail, Internet access, gaming, Bluetooth and infrared short range wireless communication, camera, MMS messaging, MP3 player, radio and GPS. Low-end mobile phones are often referred to as feature phones, whereas high-end mobile phones that offer more advanced computing ability are referred to as smartphones.

A SMARTPHONE is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone. The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA), including email functionality, with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Many modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, NFC and Bluetooth. In recent years, the rapid development of mobile app markets and of mobile commerce have been drivers of smartphone adoption.

A SATELLITE TELEPHONE, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites. They provide similar functionality to terrestrial mobile telephones; voice, short messaging service and low-bandwidth internet access are supported through most systems. Depending on the architecture of a particular system, coverage may include the entire Earth, or only specific regions.

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    Customized & Luxury Mobile Phones
  • Æ + Y phone designed by Yves Béhar: €42,000.
  • AESIR COPENHAGEN - model Æ + Y: 18 carat solid gold phone designed by Swiss industrial designer Yves Béhar.
  • Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6: £1.7 million.
  • AMOSU - "Exceptional, customised mobile phones combining ultimate luxury with the latest advances in mobile technology." Free international concierge service included when you buy an Amosu mobile phone: "access the inaccessible!"
  • the ultra slim Bellperre luxury phone.
  • BELLEPERRE - "Timeless Luxury Phones." Taylor made: Every BELLPERRE is hand-built and hand-finished to exceptional standards by the best technicians and craftspeople.
  • Signature Touch for Bentley: US$14,200.
  • Bentley Smartphone - 'Signature Touch for Bentley'. Inspired by our long-term partnership with Bentley, with this new edition we've taken our shared values and applied them with precision and skill to create a powerful, modern smartphone.
  • Black Diamond Lifestyle iPhones.
  • Black Diamond Lifestyle iPhones - customised by a London based company, are embellished in 18ct. gold or platinum on the sides and feature a solid gold or platinum back plate. They are studded with VS1 diamonds or rare black diamonds around the edge of the iPhone.
  • The Adamas & Aurora Collection of bejeweled iPhones 5s by Continental mobiles.
  • CONTINENTAL MOBILES - "Bespoke British Tailoring for Luxury Mobile Phones."
  • Dior Rêverie LCD luxury mobile pohne.
  • DIOR PHONE - hand assembled in France, the full touch-screen Rêverie is the ultimate luxury handset. Adorned with 1,539 diamonds, 18-karat white gold and 46 pieces of natural white mother-of-pearl marquetry with the Dior cannage pattern. Price: £78,000.
  • Gold & Co. London G&CIP7 24kt Gold: US$4,350.
  • Gold & Co. London - since 2010. "Manufacturers of limited edition gold plated products. Custom built to the highest standards for the discerning individuals, using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Taking the finest products in their fields and customizing them to the most exacting standards in strictly limited numbers."
  • Gold iPhone 5S.
  • Goldgenie - "Gold iPhones & iPads. Luxury iPhones. Gold Plating."
  • Goldstriker 24ct Gold BlackBerry Porsche Design Unique: £5,995.
  • GOLDSTRIKER INTERNATIONAL - "Exclusivity for the fashionista. The world's largest online boutique for luxurious, precious gold, white gold, Swarovski crystal and diamond edition mobile phones, iPods and rare personal gifts."
  • Goldvish luxury mobile phones.
  • GOLDVISH - since 2003. "The most exclusive mobile phone collection in the world." Swiss manufacturer of premium luxury mobile phones. The company is specialized in combining high-end technology and Swiss craftsmanship.
  • Gresso Radical R2 smartphone: US$3,000.
  • GRESSO - luxury mobile phones since 2005. Also includes custom-made personalization service.
  • Lumigon T2 HD - 24-karat gold.
  • LUMIGON T3 HD Gold Edition - "Unique Features in a Distinctive Design."
  • Mobiado Grand Touch GCB luxury smartphone.
  • MOBIADO - luxury mobile phone manufacture since 2004.
  • Porsche Design P'9982 BlackBerry smartphone: €1,650.
  • Porsche Design - "40 years of design expertise meet state-of-the-art technology in the new Huawei Mate 9."
  • Solarin Android smart phone: US$17,000.
  • Solarin Android smart phone - "Not All Privacy Is Created Equal." Price: US$17.000.
  • Stuart Hughes Black Diamond iPhone 5.
  • STUART HUGHES - "Exclusive elite gadgets." Luxury mobile phones, and more. Technology embracing luxury.
  • Tag Heuer Racer luxury mobile phone.
  • Tag Heuer Racer - "Swiss engineered for ultimate lightness and strength using only high-tech materials. Engineered without compromise, TAG HEUER RACER achieves an unparalleled torsion and strength to weight ratio. The result is a fusion of luxury and performance inspired by TAG Heuer heritage in GT cars and Formula 1. A true avant-garde innovation made by TAG Heuer."
  • Tonino Lamborghini Smartphone Antares TL66-1: €3,400.
  • Tonino Lamborghini SMARTPHONE TL 88 TAURI GOLD/BROWN - "Luxury style and Competition Technology." Touchscreen DualSIM smartphone, in gold-PVD silver steel, dark brown leather back, Android 4.4 KitKat OS, 2.3 GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
  • Ulysse Nardin Chairman smartphone.
  • Ulysse Nardin Chairman - diamond edition smartphone: US$130,000 awarded it the title of "Most Expensive Mobile Phone (Cell Phone) Series" by Guinness World Records.
  • Vertu Cocoa Alligator: US$13,000.
  • VERTU - "An Icon Rediscovered." All collections.
    Satellite Telephones
  • Iridium 9555.
  • Broadband Global Area Network - global satellite internet network with telephony using portable terminals.
  • FleetBroadband - maritime global satellite internet, telephony, SMS texting and ISDN network for ocean-going vessels using portable domed terminal antennas.
  • HughesNet Voice - optimized to work over your satellite connection.
  • IDIRECT - "Advancing a Connected World." Satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications.
  • Satcom Global - leading provider of global satellite services to the maritime, land and aero markets. We provide voice and data solutions for users in remote locations outside terrestrial networks. Access to communications within these regions is not only preferable for business, but often vital to survival.
  • SATELLITE PHONE - Wikipedia.
    • FLEETBROADBAND inmarsat - "Our flagship maritime service provides dependable, seamless voice and broadband data coverage across the world's oceans." The first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.
    • GLOBALSTAR - since 1991. "Be Heard."
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-1600 - provides easy access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet and e-mail access, voicemail, incoming SMS, and position location. A complete accessory range allows for installation in vehicles, vessels and portable docking kits.
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-1700 - a light and feature-rich mobile satellite phone, the GSP-1700 helps you stay connected virtually anywhere.
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-2900 - provides convenient fixed access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet, e-mail and voicemail.
    • INMARSAT - since 1979. "Smart connectivity anywhere."
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone - "Our handheld satellite phones provide a clear, dependable voice service anywhere on the planet – no matter how remote."
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone 2 - the latest addition to our handheld satellite phone portfolio, offering a range of new features to ensure you stay connected in even the most extreme and remote locations.
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone Pro - offers the ultimate combination of features and performance – including exceptional voice clarity – over the world's most reliable satellite communications network.
    • IRIDIUM - since 1987. "Everywhere.".
      • IRIDIUM 9555 - "One Tough Customer." Not only the smallest phone Iridium has ever made, it’s also the most powerful. Engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments.
      • IRIDIUM 9555 A - "Rugged and reliable, the Iridium 9505A is small and lightweight enough to be carried in a backpack and very easy to use. It helps users keep in touch even while on the move, everywhere on the planet."
      • IRIDIUM 9555 A US - features a solid as-molded design with hardened keypad, rubber overmold grip, and removeable articulating antenna for use in the toughest environments.
      • Iridium Extreme.
      • Iridium Extreme - "Smarter. Tougher." The first phone to combine location awareness and SOS.
    • THURAYA - since 1997. "Stay Close."
      • Thuraya SatSleeve - "SatSleeve for iPhone." TRANSFORM YOUR IPHONE INTO A SATELLITE SMARTPHONE. The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform your iPhone into a satellite smartphone. An industry first, the Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode, across 161 countries across Thuraya’s coverage network.
      • THURAYA XT - "The smallest and lightest satellite phone, even on call rates." The world’s toughest satellite phone for use in the most challenging environments.
      • Thuraya XT-DUAL - "Delivering GSM and satellite capabilities in a single phone." Operates efficiently both within the reach of any GSM network and when connected to the Thuraya satellite network - providing the highest flexibility to shift between available networks wherever you are.
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