Luxurious Vertu Ti RM-828V with Android shows up, it’s a Nokia-made device

Just yesterday, we told you that Vertu (Nokia’s ex luxury brand) was about to launch its first Android smartphones, but without providing too many details on this.

Well, now we can take a look at what seems to be the very first Vertu handset to run Android: Vertu Ti.

What’s really interesting is that this Vertu Ti has the model number RM-828V, which clearly resembles the model numbers of Nokia’s latest Lumia WP8 handsets: Lumia 920 (RM-820 and RM-822) and Lumia 820 (RM-824 and RM-826). So the hardware inside the Vertu Ti must be manufactured by Nokia. Thus, in a way, this is the first Nokia-made Android smartphone – inconceivable as it may sound.

According to Blog of Mobile (in Japanese), the Vertu Ti runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features a WVGA display, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor (just like the Lumia 920 and 820), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and – disappointingly – a 1,250 mAh battery.

Vertu Ti RM-828V Android

It remains to be seen if the Ti RM-828V will be among the cheapest Android-based Vertu devices – if yes, it’s going to cost about 3,000 Euros.

All in all, I didn’t expect to see a Nokia-made Android device, ever. And yet, here it is – albeit dressed in an expensive case, and devoid of Nokia branding.

Author: Florin

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  •ágyi/100001770630008 Atty Halmágyi

    Finally, Nokia is starting to think. I hope they will make Android phones for them self as well, even if they will make only one each year, they will have a bigger success(high-end).

  • a

    No, android is already overpopulated made from cheap plastics and poor security. Nokia’s not that low to enter android.

  • Rudzjecki

    If the material is what maketh the OS then you are a very ignorant and narrow minded individual with a short sighted mentality. Windows for what it’s worth is the most malware infected OS out there in the world, this so called malware you speak of affects a tiny proportion of the Linux based OS and isn’t prone to the BSOD crash that Windows is notorious for. Android is where the demand is, not Windows, it has a much higher following and far more potential with future proofing and less restrictions so that big greedy corporations don’t have the final say on how everything can run but the development community/programmers and those within R&D can test run new technologies before outing them on the open source OS without being walled in by MS and Apple.