Vertu, known for making expensive devices out of reach for an average smartphone user, has launched an Android-powered phone – the Vertu Ti. This is something that Vertu fans have been hoping for since the company said farewell to Nokia in October. Vertu CEO Perry Oosting explained that the company’s decision to use Android rather that Windows Phone platform was dictated by the global reach of Android.
Vertu Ti, the first Android smartphone for Rich
Vertu’s new offering is definitely not for an ordinary smartphone user. The device price starts at a jaw-dropping $9,600 and buys you rather mid-range specs, to be honest. The key to is uniqueness is the materials list – the Vertu Ti is encased in grade 5 strong but lightweight titanium, has a virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal screen, and is handmade in England.
The Vertu Ti features a 3.7-inch touch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution and is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. There is also 1 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, NFC and “Full / Micro / Nano SIM capability” with the last feature still waiting to be confirmed. The handset is equipped with an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture plus a 1.3 megapixel front-facing lens and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich skinned with a dedicated Vertu UI. Unfortunately, user will not be able to enjoy 4G experience on their Ti.
Anyone out there rich enough to treat yourself to the Vertu Ti?
more info: Vertu