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.
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.