Vertu wanted to make a Windows Phone 8 luxury handset. Android was simpler though
Feb15

Vertu wanted to make a Windows Phone 8 luxury handset. Android was simpler though

As you probably already know, Vertu recently announced its first Android smartphone. This is called Vertu Ti, runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and prices for it start at 7,900 Euro (about $10,500). What you may not know is that Vertu intended to make a Windows Phone 8 luxury device at first. The problem, according to ZDnet, was “the complexity of building for Windows Phone.” Thus, Vertu eventually decided to use Android. I find this a...

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Luxurious Vertu Ti RM-828V with Android shows up, it’s a Nokia-made device
Jan30

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...

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Vertu’s cheapest Android smartphone to cost €3,000. New Nokia 8800 Legacy in the making?
Jan29

Vertu’s cheapest Android smartphone to cost €3,000. New Nokia 8800 Legacy in the making?

Nokia sold Vertu last year, and now the luxury phone maker belongs to EQT (well, actually 90% of its shares belong to EQT, as Nokia still holds %10). The new owner has promised to “drive the development of the luxury mobile phone category through significant investments”. And it looks like they’re almost ready to introduce new devices. As reported in late 2012, Vertu’s new handsets will run Android. Now, Russian insider Eldar Murtazin...

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A real marble brick of a smartphone: Mobiado Grand Touch Executive
Oct16

A real marble brick of a smartphone: Mobiado Grand Touch Executive

Remember the times when we used to refer to our mobile phones as bricks? I do. But our handsets started to get smaller, slimmer real fast, and the name just faded away. Well, if you have a bunch of money to spare, you may soon be able to hold a real marble brick of a smartphone in your hand. Courtesy of a luxury handset maker Mobiado. A couple of years ago Mobiado sent out a press release with a picture of a concept phone CPT001, made...

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Aston Martin Aspire announced as a luxury Android phone
Sep17

Aston Martin Aspire announced as a luxury Android phone

British sports car maker Aston Martin now has its own Android handset – not long after it collaborated with Mobiado for launching the Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin (which is basically a redesigned Google Nexus S). Called Aston Martin Aspire, the handset has been unveiled in Hong Kong. It’s a luxury device that’s going to be available in five color versions: black, white, silver, gold, and rose gold. The first three versions cost...

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The world’s most luxurious iPhone collection launched by Swiss company Golden Dreams
Apr12

The world’s most luxurious iPhone collection launched by Swiss company Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams, a company based in Geneva, Switzerland, has announced “the world’s most luxurious iPhone collection,” which includes luxury iPhones dressed in leather, gold, or diamonds. These will certainly give Amosu, Gresso, GoldStriker and the others a run for their money. The new Golden Dreams collection includes three iPhone models: Desert Edition (using “carefully selected alligator leather”), Gold Edition (with “24ct-gold...

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Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is a luxury Samsung Nexus S you probably don’t need
Mar06

Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is a luxury Samsung Nexus S you probably don’t need

Mobiado has officially unveiled its second Android touchscreen phone, which was designed together with Aston Martin (following the two companies’ collaboration announced back in March 2011). The new handset is called Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin, and features the car maker’s logo on the back case. Like the previous Mobiado Grand Touch (introduced in August last year), the Grand Touch Aston Martin is just a Samsung Nexus S dressed...

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Vertu Constellation T is the newest luxury touchscreen smartphone in town
Oct04

Vertu Constellation T is the newest luxury touchscreen smartphone in town

Vertu (wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia) is about to introduce its very first luxury touchscreen phone. Called Vertu Constellation T, the new handset is presented by the Bluetooth SIG as “the epitome of luxury elegance in a mobile smartphone.” Surprisingly – since most luxury phones are more about being luxurious than offering nice specs – the Constellation T packs a pretty solid set of features: 3.5 inch nHD...

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Mobiado Grand Touch with Android Gingerbread is the company’s first luxury touchscreen phone
Aug18

Mobiado Grand Touch with Android Gingerbread is the company’s first luxury touchscreen phone

Traditionally, Mobiado has launched only candybar phones – but not anymore. The Canadian company has announced its first touchscreen handsets: the Mobiado Grand Touch and the Mobiado Grand Touch GCB. The Grand Touch has a case “precision CNC machined from solid aircraft aluminum”, while the Grand Touch GCB is made out of brass, and plated with gold. Other than that (and the resulting different colors), the devices...

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Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine costs $6,000, brings you six watches
Jun08

Gresso iPhone 4 Time Machine costs $6,000, brings you six watches

If you’re disappointed that Apple didn’t unveil a new iPhone at WWDC 2011 earlier this week, maybe Gresso’s new iPhone 4 will get your attention. Meet the iPhone 4 Time Machine, which should be available sometime later this year. The name has nothing to do with Apple’s homonymous backup utility, and neither with H.G. Wells’ time machine. Gresso named its luxury iPhone like that because it has 6 independent Swiss watches integrated...

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