updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed October 3, 2007
Ascent Ti price, pics
Previously seen only in FCC filings made public in July, official photos and details have been released for Vertu's ultra-luxurious Ascent Ti phone. Its name derives from a titanium chassis, but the phone also has sapphire face layer and a cowhide back, the latter being available in black, red or brown. Performance features include quad-band GSM and unspecified 3G, along with a three-megapixel camera; the biggest addition however is "Vertu Fortress," the ability to sync notes, contacts and calendars with a server located in an English bunker.
The cost of the phone, which is due later this month, is expected to be $6,628. This will bring certain perks for its rich buyers however, such as Fortress, and Vertu's standard "concierge" button, used to call for 24-hour service. Meanwhile, Bond-movie composer David Arnold has been paid to compose three special ringtones. Car-themed wallpapers round out the package. [via Crave]