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Nokia-made Android Smartphone is the Vertu Ti, Costs $4070

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Made out of leather, stainless steel and sapphire glass.


Nokia's first Android-powered smartphone appears to be the Vertu Ti, a device belonging to the Finnish handset manufacturer's former luxury brand.

The company previously owned Vertu but sold 90 percent of it to EQT in 2012. The firm that acquired the majority stake, however, is said to have chosen Nokia as its handset manufacturer. The new owner has promised to "drive the development of the luxury mobile phone category through significant investments," which translates into a price tag of $4070 for the Vertu Ti -- the price is said to represent the cheapest Vertu Android smartphone EQT will launch.

The Vertu Ti has been given the model number RM-828V, which strikes similarities to the Lumia 920's slate (RM-820/RM-822) and Lumia 820's RM-824/RM-826. A BL-5K battery pack, which is built by Nokia, will be utilized by the Vertu Ti.

Made out of leather, stainless steel and sapphire glass, the device is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor, which is found on Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones. Its WVGA touchscreen display sports a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, accompanied by a front-facing snapper for video chats and a main camera that boasts dual-LED flash.

NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support are also rumored to be offered in the device, as is a 1,250mAh battery. The Vertu Ti will purportedly run on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

An official unveiling is expected to take place sometime during February -- possibly at MWC, which runs February 25-28.

Nokia, which has previously been rumored to be developing an Android smartphone, recently criticized Google for making the operating system a more closed mobile platform.

 

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    freggo , January 31, 2013 7:47 PM
    4k for a cell phone.... how small is your Ego that you need something like this ?
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    Vorador2 , January 31, 2013 8:02 PM
    I'm still wondering why all luxury phones have specs so weak, but then again their target market would not be able to differentiate an iPhone from an Android if not for the apple engraved. Good hardware would be wasted on them.
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    tokencode , January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
    A fool and his money are soon parted.... but is it really any different than a $5k handbag or $1k jeans? Apparently some people have more financial resources than intelligence....
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    Anonymous , January 31, 2013 7:44 PM
    $4070 for this ugly monstrosity, no thanks
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    freggo , January 31, 2013 7:47 PM
    4k for a cell phone.... how small is your Ego that you need something like this ?
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    house70 , January 31, 2013 7:56 PM
    What a POS.
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    ohim , January 31, 2013 7:59 PM
    This is when Apple doesn`t meet your "SWAG" to brag to people you can afford an over priced box. I sit sometimes and wonder how the bloody hell do this kind of idiots make so much money to actually afford such a POS?
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    Vorador2 , January 31, 2013 8:02 PM
    I'm still wondering why all luxury phones have specs so weak, but then again their target market would not be able to differentiate an iPhone from an Android if not for the apple engraved. Good hardware would be wasted on them.
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    acadia11 , January 31, 2013 8:02 PM
    F'ugly, if it was $47 I wouldn't buy it.
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    gladiator_mohaa , January 31, 2013 8:03 PM
    As temping as it is (sarcasm), I think I will stick with my Nexus 4.
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    tirtawn , January 31, 2013 8:11 PM
    That pri
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    Azn Cracker , January 31, 2013 8:13 PM
    costs 10 times more but has the same specs. seems legit
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    tirtawn , January 31, 2013 8:14 PM
    That price is still alright. In the early 2000, I remember I went to a shopping mall in Singapore (paragon), I saw vertu is stilling Nokia phone with price range 6000 USD - 18000 USD. The phone was not a touch screen phone. I was wondering who will buy with that kind of price.
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    tokencode , January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
    A fool and his money are soon parted.... but is it really any different than a $5k handbag or $1k jeans? Apparently some people have more financial resources than intelligence....
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    therabiddeer , January 31, 2013 8:20 PM
    I think it looks great, but yea obviously that price is a bit much.
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    A Bad Day , January 31, 2013 8:23 PM
    freggo4k for a cell phone.... how small is your Ego that you need something like this ?


    I've seen an iPhone with 24 karat gold plating and studded with diamonds and rubies...
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    koss64 , January 31, 2013 8:28 PM
    Too all those who said that Nokia should make a Android phone and ditch Windows Phone(because doing what everyone else is doing ensures profitability ,lol) here it is. Now line up to buy it like you said you would and Make them regret ever going to Windows!
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    halcyon , January 31, 2013 9:24 PM
    O M G......nothing else to say
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    sacre , January 31, 2013 10:46 PM
    Wait, so because its got leather, sapphire glass and stainless steel it means you can slap an additional 3500 dollars on it?

    Its a basic nokia phone with leather, glass and SSteel...

    Well, if you're making a million a year, 4K is chump change, if I made that kind of cash, why not?
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    CaedenV , January 31, 2013 11:52 PM
    For $4K you should at least be getting 720p, quad core CPU, and a pureview camera on it... and preferably a lot more.
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    halcyon , February 1, 2013 12:34 AM
    Anyone buying a phone for that much money is prolly oblivious to the tech in it so why not increase profits by using low tech?
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2013 12:35 AM
    Ok not to defend that POS of a phone, but the reason you pay so much for it is not because of the phone, ok it may use "high-end" type materials, but the draw with a Vertu Phone is what comes with it, namely a 24hr 7 day a week concerige. You call them they will book you hotel rooms, get you rental cars, what ever you want pretty much. That is where all the cost is built in.
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    halcyon , February 1, 2013 12:53 AM
    ^ Why not make it state of the art and use that as a selling point...and charge even more? More of a risk I suppose.
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