Red F1 tornado Ferrari Limited Edition Vertu mobile phone debut

NOKIA’s sub-brand Vertu has no doubt become a symbol of luxury. Vertu’s mobile phone is not only expensive in terms of materials, gold, diamonds have been accustomed to not strange, but also often in different ways to launch a higher priced limited edition mobile phones. The cooperation and the world of Formula One racing F1 Vertu Limited is an important aspect of marketing, before it had to “silver”, “Indianapolis” and other well-known F1 track as the theme launched a limited edition mobile phone, and the latest Vertu mobile phone, the F1 tracks the most influential team – Ferrari attract attention.

Vertu’s latest Ferrari 1947 limited edition commemorative mobile phone

Red Ferrari has been the most popular F1 motor racing team. The team, which was founded in 1947, will celebrate the 60th anniversary this year, and this Ferrari limited version of Vertu mobile phone is born for this, and it will also limit 1947, in order to commemorate the birth of the fleet. In the mobile phone in front of the bottom, we can see a Ferrari LOGO, and the back of the fuselage, natural and ultimately Ferrari’s iconic red, but also in the battery compartment made of aluminum, and a Ferrari car brake pedal design.

Vertu’s latest Ferrari 1947 limited edition commemorative mobile phone

 

Vertu’s latest Ferrari 1947 limited edition commemorative mobile phone

Of course, like all of Vertu’s products, this mobile phone has the most luxurious material, but its function still meets the application of entry-level applications. According to reports, this “Ferrari 1947 limited edition” of the mobile phone will be listed in June this year, although the price has not been revealed, however, that only those who can afford to buy a Ferrari car can afford the nobility.

Vertu, the first luxury brand, sells up to $32000

In 2005, Vertu switched from an early flagship male high-end customer to a new pink phone, which was designed for women who had the power to carry Chanel pink tweed bags. The top half of the fuselage is famous

The pink cortex material made by fashion brand Crocodile is soft and delicate; the lower part is cold metal, two times more hard than stainless steel and lightweight Liquidmetal superalloy. The keyboard is light pink, pink light gentle is obviously shown in the dark and lovely.

Vertu is called “Rolls-Royce in the mobile phone industry”, which is the first brand of IT luxury goods. In 2002, NOKIA established the independent operation of Vertu mobile phone brand with the spirit of “first in the world”. The word “Latin” originally means “high quality, unique”. Among them, ultimate platinum Vertu mobile phone price is as high as 32000 dollars, the gold version of Vertu mobile phone price is 18500 dollars, even the cheapest Version (made from stainless steel) is also 4700 dollars.

This is a world that ordinary people can hardly imagine. NOKIA mobile phone technology backing Vertu, why dare to sell such a high price, what’s so special about it? Luxury Vertu mobile phone, from appearance to the material are called King style. A mobile phone to use the 18 gold, titanium metal, ceramic, resin and top leather, sapphire and other luxurious materials, designers make these different textures of materials and electronic components combined with each other, at least to maintain the frequency of use of millions of times. The concept of its design comes from the streamlined shape of F1 sports car. Machine surface display is made of high hardness sapphire crystal, the internal structure of titanium metal as the main material, not only hardness higher than steel four times, but also reducing the weight of a half, each star button of the contact point is added, with ruby production, highlighting the extraordinary status, more high durability. The general button can only withstand thousands of compressions, and it can run normally after millions of compressions.

FrankNuovo, the designer of NOKIA, was inspired by the design of jewelry and watches to make Vertu have a slender cuboid shape and a lively design key. The first generation of Vertu mobile phone Signature series, customers can choose platinum, gold and other expensive metal materials to make mobile phone shell. In 2004, Vertu launched the second generation Ascent series, began to use a new super alloy material, the former Liquidmetal super alloy is mainly used in sports and aerospace technology. The initial Vertu is cool tone, suitable for male successful people use. Pink Vertu for female customers in 2005 also belongs to the Ascent series.

Who’s buying Vertu? The extraordinary, famous and fabulously rich people? According to a senior executive of Vertu, its sales doubled every six months. In Asia, it is particularly popular with many customers. When Vertu launched a gold phone with China’s lunar new year, some wealthy Chinese businessmen in Taiwan took the golden phone instead of the ordinary gold during the Spring Festival, giving it to the family members. Many customers from mainland China will go to the flagship store in Hongkong to purchase.

As Vertu, vice president of Asia Pacific, is the sole female executive, SugunaMadhavan said in an interview: “some people still regard Vertu as a communication brand, but in fact, it is a luxury brand.” Vertu does have some interesting details about the original fashion luxury: handmade, rare, identity, personal services and so on.

Vertu from inside chip to button is inlaid by hand, not like mass mobile phone. This cell phone has more than 400 parts that are made entirely by hand, and each one uses the best materials. In the manufacturing process, 20 new patents are produced, and it is also a record. For more than 400 components, it takes 20 times more time to assemble than a cell phone with only 30 components. Each of the keys are through the complicated process, with high temperature and pressure will inject a mixture of stainless steel, in the model, the cooling slope will produce the keyboard; button is embedded in both jewel bearing, in order to use more feeling. Each part of Vertu by the world’s most prestigious Gold and platinum supplier made from precious materials to fine carving, without showing elegant chic.

Luxury mobile phone accessories are also quite level, are all carefully designed by the famous teacher. Accessories price from one thousand yuan to twenty thousand yuan, to buy a set of accessories to set off the mobile phone would need fifty thousand yuan.

Vertu also strives to be “timeless”, rather than as mobile phones as easily outdated. It can not take pictures, nor send MMS; but in addition to strong screen and body material to prolong the service time, the software also offers full upgrade space, to ensure that after a few years can still be timeless, not because of the advent of new technology, new products and tarnished by comparison.

SugunaMadhavan claims that Vertu is a brand new declaration of life. Do you want to exercise? Do you want to go to New York with your friends to watch baseball games? Would you like to know Monalisa’s latest offer? As long as the request, “Vertu housekeeper” will provide good service. With Vertu customers, anywhere in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world, just by pressing a button on the phone, you can automatically connect to the company’s twenty-four hour service line in the uk. Customers have used Vertu, bought in Korea

Vertu signature Cobra Limited edition launches a $360,000 priced feature phone

This feature phone comes with 2-inch QVGA display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 1,200 mAh battery.   But the specs aren’t what’s going to sell this phone.   The Signature Cobra has 439 rubies shaped in the form a cobra on the front of the phone. The cobra’s eyes are made out of emerald. The phone has been designed by French jewelry house Boucheron.   To secure a premium service, the phone will be delivered to you via helicopter.   Only eight units of this phone will be made, and one of them can be yours for just $360,000! What a deal!

The Vertu Signature Precious will make you forget about your high-end

The Vertu Signature Precious will make you forget about your high-end
Let us guess C there’s nothing in the world that can make you give up your seemingly ubiquitous Android or iOS smartphone, right? Not even a sexy chick wearing dioptric glasses and nose piercing, right? Well, think again, because your smartphone doesn’t have the one thing that the new Vertu Signature Precious has, and that, our friend, is ultra-expensive hyper-luxurious style! Come to think about it, why would you need to play extremely-addictive games or scan food barcodes with your phone? After all, phones are for calling and texting, no?
 
These are the kinds of thoughts that crossed our minds when we saw (on images, sadly) the Vertu Signature Precious. The hand-crafted handset comes in a bunch of material and color combinations to suit even the most pretentious customer. Generally, models come in yellow, red, or white gold, or, if you don’t like gold, in platinum. The gold and platinum elements are combined with other luxurious materials such as leather, ceramic and diamonds, as well as sapphire crystal for the screen, you know, the usual stuff. Depending on the specific model, the device can weigh from 7.5oz (214g) to 8.4oz (238g).
 
Do not expect to find a gigahertz processor packed with this one. Specs-wise, the phone is pretty stripped-off, with the highlights being high-resolution? OLED screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB port, as well as dual-band 3G. Hooray for dual-band 3G!
 
There are a number of other special treats coming with Vertu’s latest temptation. These include exclusive ringtones, which are actually pieces by composer Dario Marianelli, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as some other custom services by the company.
 
For good or bad, the price is not mentioned anywhere, so one will have to ask, if interested. And if you’re still holding onto that iPhone or Android phone of yours, check out the video below and think again.
 
source: Vertu via Engadget

Vertu CEO Watson welcomes Solarin to the luxury phone market

Israeli firm’s new 9,500 handset is to provide Vertu with true competition for the first time

Handset manufacturer Vertu hopes new entrant Sirin Labs will help boost awareness and drive sales in the luxury smartphone market.

Vertu replica, formerly owned by Nokia, has specialised in the luxury space since 1998 with stand- ard un-customised handset prices ranging between 9,500 and 23,000.

Israeli manufacturer Sirin unveiled its first device, the Solarin (below), earlier this month, with prices starting at 9,500 and direct competition to Vertu.

According to Vertu CEO Gordon Watson, who joined the company in February, Vertu has dominated the segment uncontested for more than 18 years, and welcomes the challenge.

It’s been disappointing that so many players have come into this space and left without contributing anything,Watson told Mobile News. Sirin is likely to have more staying power, add- ing more voice and credibility.

Best phone ever made

From the outset at least, Sirin LABS seems intent on making its mark.

Backed by a $72 million private investment, the Android run Solarin made its first appearance during a packed event in central London this month hosted by TV’s Countdown star Rachel Riley.

The manufacturer’s co-founder Moshe Hogeg, who was speaking on stage in the opening address, went as far to describe the handset as the best phone ever made thanks to its design and features, something it suggests its rivals compromise.

We love technology and we love to innovate,said Hogeg. We started Sirin Labs to push the buttons of technologies. We wanted to change the rules. We thought we should play the game backwards and shouldn’t let price determine the advance technologies that are available. We wanted quality, technology and security. Solarin in my opinion is the best phone ever made.

Privacy

The biggest USP for the Solarin is its military grade security C with the firm stating it would be largely targeted towards leading business decision makers and celebrities (Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy attended the launch, although played no part). The device was hailed as the most secure in existence today using software from Zimperium, protecting from threats carried over data, Proton Mail providing end-to-end encryption on emails. It also includes security from Kool Span, which provides end-to-end encryption on calls and texts which can be activated by sliding a switch found on the rear of the device.

Cyber attack fears

If you have money you put it in a bank, explained Hogeg. If you have jewellery you put it in a safe. But the most important asset today is information, it’s our privacy. That was our main focus.

Co-founder Tal Cohen, who joined Hogeg on stage, added: The target audience are business leaders, entrepreneurs, financial firm partners and basically people who have a lot of confidential information and have a lot of communication needs.

Cyber-attacks are endemic across the globe. This trend is on the increase. Just one attack can severely harm reputations and finances. Solarin is pioneering new, uncompromising privacy measures to provide customers with greater confidence and the reassurance necessary to handle business-critical information.

Features

On top of the security functions, Sirin also claims the phone has an additional number of world- leading features. This includes a 23.8 megapixel camera on the rear, four-tone flash, front-facing flash and a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 2K screen. Gorilla Glass manufactures screens designed to be more durable than conventional phone displays.

It also has three-bass boosted speakers linked to a smart amplifier. According to the manufacturer, this delivers state-of-the-art sound that maximises volume but controls distortion that might otherwise ruin overall sound quality. Other notable features include a 4,000mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It is IP54 level certified, meaning it’s both dust and waterproof.

Cohen concluded: We can offer them tomorrow’s technology, today. Cost doesn’t influence our decision making; optimal functionality and quality do.

The handset is available both online and in-store at Sirin Labs Mayfair store from June 1. Harrods and Selfridges will both stock the device from June 30.

Vertu Constellation the $6000 Smartphone – Hands On Review

If you’re here, then you already know: good phones aren’t cheap. The flagship phones from the big manufacturers can easily run you $700 or more. Many would consider it a luxury to have one. Then there’s the Vertu Constellation. Luxury doesn’t even begin to describe what this phone is aiming for, and it all starts with a $6,000 price tag.

I’m Michael Fisher, aka the High Duke Baron Chancellor Von MrMobile, and no, I can’t afford this phone. But honestly, there are few things about this phone that would make me want to (though that Concierge service has its perks …). Hit up that video above, and watch me take a spin through how the other half lives. And if you’re seriously considering this phone, and want to know more about it, check out Android Central’s review here. Also, I’m available to discuss it over the phone (for a moderate hourly rate), or in person, if you’re willing to send your private jet.

Vertu Android smartphone goes on sale in Hong Kong

Vertu’s first ever smartphone to run Android, the Ti, has now gone on sale. Hong Kong is the first market to get it, and, as you’d expect, it’s not cheap. Not only that, but it turns out to be quite a bit more expensive in Hong Kong than the suggested retail price that Vertu announced last month when the device became official.

The Vertu Ti can be bought in Hong Kong for 75,000 yuan, which turns out to be $12,061 or 9,272 at the current exchange rates. Yet we were previously told that the Ti would retail for 7,900. But maybe that was a price before taxes sort of thing. We’ll never know.

What is certain though is that this is the most expensive Android smartphone ever made. In fact, it may also be the most expensive phone ever made. And it’s also the first handset released by Vertu since shedding its Nokia roots (the luxury phone maker was sold by the Finns last year). It’s interesting to see that immediately after that ownership transfer occurred, the company started working on an Android device.

The Vertu Ti isn’t a high-end phone in terms of hardware specifications, but makes up for that (or so its maker hopes) with the materials used for its construction, as well as the fact that it’s manually assembled. The Vertu Ti has a 3.7-inch 480 800 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 64 GB of built-in storage space, all the usual connectivity options (except LTE), and acoustics tuned in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The handset is made from titanium, and the screen is made out of sapphire crystals, and the device’s ability to withstand impact is four times more than other smartphones (though we assume the comparison isn’t made with rugged competitors). The titanium makes the Vertu Ti’s chassis five times more sturdy than those of other phones. And there’s some leather in there too, for good measure.

But the materials are just half the story. The Ti comes with a Vertu button, which opens up an app that allows you to, among other things, be instantly connected to a virtual concierge service that will always be available to you 24/7, no matter where you are. You can call, email, or have a live chat session with your concierge, and behind this is a team of actual humans looking to cater to your every need. If you’re into such things, this alone may make the huge price tag of the Vertu Ti a lot more palatable.

Vertu Unveils Luxury, Android Smartphone on sale

Luxury phone maker Vertu is embracing Google’s Android operating system – for the low price of $10,000.

The company this week unveiled the Vertu Ti, a phone that will abandon the Symbian OS upon which Vertu has relied thus far in favor of Android. But even for $10,000, you won’t get the most recent version of Android. The Vertu Ti will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Jelly Bean.

“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 remain uniquely Vertu,” Perry Oosting, Vertu president, and CEO said in a statement. “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 posted a video (below) of the new device on its Facebook page. It touted the “flawless optical quality of the sapphire crystal screen,” as well as “the lightness of the titanium casing,” which provides “strength without compromise.”
The Vertu Ti includes musical punctuation from the London Symphony Orchestra, while the audio was developed in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.

A new Vertu key, meanwhile, provides access to “our unique curated services.” A screenshot showed screens for Life, Concierge, and Certainty before flashing to a welcome screen that showed the phone’s owner options for the Kee Club in Hong Kong and Apollo Premiere at the Bolshoi in Moscow. Presumably, the Vertu Ti will operate as your own personal butler – with some suggestions that are a bit more high-brow than the neighborhood dive bar.

The Vertu Ti includes a 3.7-inch WVGA display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. There is 64GB of internal memory, and Vertu promised up to 7.2 hours of talk time.

The phone ships with a leather slipcase, chargers for the car and wall, data cables, a portable power pack, wired stereo headset, Micro and Nano SIM adapters, an “authenticity card,” and more.

With the Vertu Ti – which was handmade in England, the company said – “nothing will ever feel the same,” Vertu concluded.

Vertu was previously owned by Nokia, but the Finnish phone maker sold Vertu to EQT VI, a European private equity firm, in June 2012. Nokia has also been shifting away from Symbian, which has seen its global market share dwindle in recent months.

Vertu Ti is the company’s first Android smartphone

The Vertu Ti is the first truly new phone model Vertu has to present after they parted ways with Nokia. It’s also their first Android smartphone.

And Vertu has done a nice job in making sure the specs are as up-to-date as possible. There is a dual-core 1.7Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. It’s got an 8MP camera capable of recording 1080p video plus a 1.3MP front camera. Software-wise, it makes use of Android 4.0 ICS with a custom UI.

At 3.7-inches the WVGA display on the front is not as big as on the recent super-phones but Vertu claims these are the biggest sapphire crystal glass panels they’ve built. The body is made out of Grade 5 titanium, and there is a set of stereo speakers, tuned in collaboration with Bang&Olufsen.

The body of the phone consists of 184 individual parts and each unit has been built by a single one of the company’s craftsmen in England. The side key on the left-hand side has a V-shaped in-set ruby to highlight the brand’s traditional design language.

The company is keen on touting the rigidity of their new smartphone and claims it’s got a body that’s 5 times stronger than the competition and a screen that’s 4 times harder to scratch

Vertu Constellation Ayxta flip mobile announced

Remember, you’re not just buying a phone, you’re buying a lifestyle. Or something.

Ultra-pricey mobile manufacturer Vertu has ushered a new model into its Constellation range, the Ayxta. With a new design for Vertu, incorporating a flip mechanism, the Ayxta has the usual quality expected of a mobile that will cost between 4,900 and 6,500 Euros.

Vertu claims the Ayxta is “aimed at discerning global citizens who are searching for a high-quality product to assist in maintaining their standard of living wherever they may be throughout the world”. And how is this done? With Vertu’s Concierge service, one press of a button allows the user direct access to a customer service agent who can help with any questions they may have or demands they need to be carried out.

Vertu Select is another feature added to the Ayxta, which is basically an online service with exclusive “lifestyle information”, presumably telling you what the latest hip bars are in your area. City Brief sends information to the Ayxta, and “enables you to hit the ground running, feeling informed and prepared for your new surroundings”. It’s Lonely Planet for the wealthy, with tips for restaurants, bars, exhibitions, shopping and the all-important cultural standards for the country you’re visiting.

A microSD card slot gives the user up to 8GB of expandable storage, and the internal capacity stores up to 2,000 contacts, up to 1,500 calendar notes, and up to 1,000 messages. Internet connectivity is 3G, and you can connect to both PCs and Macs, via the micro USB port. The 3.0-megapixel camera has an integrated twin LED flash, not too shabby to say the least.

Crafted from stainless steel with the frame, there’s aluminum detailing along with ceramic, leather and a sapphire crystal screen. Ringtones include a set of exclusive jingles recorded by Zero 7.

On sale now, the Vertu Constellation Ayxta mobile phone will range in price from 4,900 to 6,500 Euros.