The Vertu Ti RM-828V Run’s Android with Nokia DNA


I was taught a long time ago that the price of anything is what someone is willing to pay for it. This phrase plays in my head from time to time when I see amazing overly priced products that are still selling because people are actually buying. Vertu, is indeed a luxury mobile company that falls into this paradigm and somehow, they are still manufacturing phones. The company was previously in the hands of Nokia, however due to some shifting of their strategies Vertu is no longer in Nokia holdings. Earlier this week the company announced they would be producing their first Android smart phone and shortly their after we get to see some leaky pictures of the handset.

Early news of the companies first Android phone sprung up on Twitter when an industry insider stated that “Vertu going to launch Android smartphones and reopen market with Nokia 8800 legacy (3000 Euro, most affordable Vertu with Android). Just a short day later Blog of Mobile a Japanese mobile blog leaked pictures and further details that surround the new handset. The Vertu Ti as it’s called will only cost you about $4,030 bucks! So what can you expect from a price point like that? Well a seemingly awesome hardware build and specifications that are OK at best. Specifications of the handset start with the likes of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, a WVGA touch screen, a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC and an small 1250 mAh battery that will most likely prove to be worthless. The Vertu Ti RM-828V as it’s called is expected to the most affordable of all Android Vertu handsets and just reminds me that there is not enough money in the world. Ironically UnWiredView.Com points out that this new handset is essentially the first Nokia Android phone. They go on to point out that Nokia still owns about 10% of the company and its model number RM-828v is very similar to the model numbers that are attached to Nokia’s Lumia series handsets. Conclusion? Nokia is handling Vertu’s manufacturing and in turn, producing Android devices!

Any takers? Anyone interested in knowing they have the most expensive mobile phone available that can most likely be outperformed by the majority of the Android’s low end? Also, let us know what you think of Nokia’s first Android phone! Also, if you need smart phone accessories, we have you covered.

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