Luxury phone maker Vertu has launched the Ti collection, the company’s first Android phones. For a bit more than $10,000 you get a handmade phone with the following features:
- Made from grade five titanium
- Handmade in England by a single craftsman (each phone signed by the craftsman)
- 3.7-inch sapphire crystal screen
- Bang & Olufsen symphonic sound
- Dual-core 1.7GHz processor
- 64GB of internal storage
Sadly, the phone doesn’t have an LTE radio, but does feature HSPA+ connectivity. It also runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), rather than the newer Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
While it’s pretty awesome that there’s a luxury Android phone that’s assembled by hand by single craftsmen (as opposed to hundreds of factory workers), the Vertu Ti isn’t something for mere mortals. It looks like the kind of product that celebrities gift each other. However, if you or someone you know can afford it, please consider an RPad.TV donation. :p
What do you think of the Vertu Ti? If you won the lottery tomorrow, would you buy one? Personally, I’d rather pay someone to hunt down Wolverine, scrape the adamantium from his bones, and use it to coat my Nexus 4.