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Old 08-23-2006, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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See RIM, you have LOYAL customers, some of them even pay upwards of $35,000 for a solid gold BlackBerry and leak device pictures and info, and get your stock to rise...where is the love?
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ooo pretty.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pimp-tastic!
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Man i wish that's my bb8700.. but i'm happy with my non-gold bb8700g :D
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Now thatís just ghetto fabulous.

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Just don't leave that one on the bus. Of course, you are probaly not ridding the bus much with a Gold Blackberry.
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It doesn't look like solid gold. The case looks too perfect. I think it's more like gold plated.

If the case is really is solid gold than he did an excellent job at it.
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35 grand? Oh, the go fast goodies I could buy with that loot...
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Totally ghetto.
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You'll need to make sure you have medical insurance for the heart attack you'll have after your first scratch.
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Haaa, already quite a few scratches, and the case is SOLID gold, it isn't plated, you can't gold plate cheap plastic...it would melt smartass
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Quote:
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you can't gold plate cheap plastic...it would melt ...
Not true. Plating any type of plastic with gold is quite easy. You just need a special primer that makes the surface conductive, then you can electroplate it just like you would metal. You are probably confusing gold plating with a "filled gold" finish, where molten gold is pressure applied to a metal base. That would melt plastic. However, plating plastic is quite a common technique used on a lot of auto detail parts.
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Where is the bling.
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Metal deposition

anything can be gold/silver/platinum plated, not actually plated but any type of metal can be put on anything. It would require a vacuum chamber and a few electrodes and would not be cheap but it can be done!

Maybe Platinum will be the next BIG DEAL!!
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/149)

Or how about diamond encrusted BB?

True Puff Daddy style!!!

I just wish if I had that... On second thoughts would be too worried about the surface of the phone (IT's GOLD) than using it effectively. BB is no-nonsense.

But hey does'nt take anything away from the face-melting work done on the phone. Am I stunned or what..!!
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Not true. Plating any type of plastic with gold is quite easy. You just need a special primer that makes the surface conductive, then you can electroplate it just like you would metal. You are probably confusing gold plating with a "filled gold" finish, where molten gold is pressure applied to a metal base. That would melt plastic. However, plating plastic is quite a common technique used on a lot of auto detail parts.
Got you, you guys might be right, but this is definitely NOT plated as it weighs about 2.5lbs
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Pharrell is going to cover his in yellow diamonds...
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Got you, you guys might be right, but this is definitely NOT plated as it weighs about 2.5lbs
I wasn't arguing that, it wouldn't be hard for a jeweler to cast the casing out of solid gold. I was just pointing out that if you liked that look, you could do it for a fraction of the cost, and without turning the device into a heavy brick. Of course it would still probably be bad for your reception, since you would basically be building a Faraday cage around your device.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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$35,000, weighs 2.5 lbs and has lousy phone reception (if any.) Ah yes, proof that its possible to be rich without being smart, and there will always be a few people around with a LOT more money than brains!
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Does it match yo GRILL?!?!?
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