Vertu Launches First Android Phone

By Paul Joseph

Luxury mobile phone makers Vertu have unveiled the Vertu Ti, the brand’s first ever android model.

Incorporating Google’s Android OS for the first time, the Vertu Ti will run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

It will also feature Vertu’s exclusive concierge service, as well as a special ringtone from the London Symphony Orchestra, with audio quality courtesy of high-end Danish audio makers Bang & Olufsen.

Other notable components include a 3.7 inch WVGA display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 64GB of internal memory. The hand-finished phone also comes with a calf slip case, car and wall chargers, and data cables.

Perry Oosting, Vertu president and CEO, said: “Vertu Ti is our most significant product for a decade. Android 4.0 delivers a proven and intuitive environment for users while the design and craftsmanship of the handset remains uniquely Vertu.

“Vertu has pioneered and led the luxury mobile phone sector since we began in the late 90s and the great depth of our knowledge and experience can be seen in Vertu Ti.”

Vertu was sold by Nokia to European private equity firm EQT VI in June last year.

By Paul Joseph