Designers Delve into Handsets

Christian Dior

Designers Delve into Handsets

Fashion phones are giving consumers another way to strut their stuff in public. Since the first phones bearing the names of high-end designers showed up a few years ago, their popularity has soared. Now, big name handset makers such as LG, Samsung, and Nokia are pairing up with prominent fashion labels like Prada, Armani, and Ferrari. The joint tech-fashion mobile market could pull in revenues as high as $43 billion in 2013, predicts market watcher ABI Research. That's an enormous sum for a new industry that was worth only a little more than $3 billion two years ago.

Click on to view how the marriage between luxury fashion labels and handset manufacturers is shaping up.