Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Vertu Ti Android smartphone goes on sale for $10,500

updated 07:14 am EST, Tue February 12, 2013

Includes sapphire glass front, titanium shell, concierge button

Vertu, the luxury handset maker formerly owned by Nokia, has released it's first Android-powered handset. The Vertu Ti, leaked at the start of the month, will cost potential customers 7,900 euros ($10,500), despite the company's head of design claiming that "Vertu will never be at the bleeding edge of technology."

Hutch Hutchinson, the head designer at the British firm, told the BBC that the Vertu Ti "has to be about relevant technology and craftsmanship - it's not a disposable product." The materials used to construct the Vertu Ti reflect this, with a titanium shell providing a higher level of protection than more mainstream handsets, while the name and signature of the employee that assembled the device are inscribed onto the lid of the SIM holder by a laser.

The specifications list for the Vertu Ti are considerably modest despite it's cost. Using a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, it has a 1,250mAh battery, 64GB of storage, a rear 8-megapixel camera with 1.3MP front-facing counterpart, no LTE support, and a sapphire glass screen with a low 800x480 resolution touchscreen display. Despite the average internals, the Vertu Ti does offer customers access to a concierge service using a dedicated concierge button.

The Vertu Ti is on sale at 500 retail outlets globally, including 70 company-owned stores.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News