For those of you not familiar, Vertu is a luxury smartphone manufacturer that has designed some seriously gorgeous looking devices. Not only are they amazing looking on the outside, but they usually feature top-of-the-line specs as well.
Vertu unveiled its newest device, the ‘Signature Touch’ today, and boy is it beautiful — it will set you back £6,750 (about $11,300), though…
Check out the video and more details about the device after the break.
Gresso is famous for designing elaborate iPhones, dressing them in diamonds or gold. You can get them for around $30,000 a pop, but now the company has an Android phone, and you’ll only have to pay $1,800 to get it!
As part of its LE Radical series, the manufacturer has created the Radical R1, which is made of grade 5 solid titanium. A $2,300 version has a logo plate with white or yellow 18K gold, but the phone still has its titanium design.
The specs aren’t really that nice considering the price— Android 4.1.2, a 4.5-inch qHD screen, dual SIM, an 8MP rear shooter, 36GB internal storage, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz.
There are less than 1000 devices available, so if you have the money to spend, don’t wait too long!
Remember those Titanium tablets Archos announced way earlier this year? Well, they’ve announced a line of four phones to go alongside the tablets, and they’re extremely budget friendly, to say the least. The’re arranged in order of screen size, with the 40, 45, 50, and 53 Titanium having a 4.0″, 4.5″, 5.0″, and 5.3″ screen, respectively. The 5 inch screen actually has the highest resolution display, a qHD 960 x 540 screen. The 5.3 inch screen has a slightly lower resolution at 854 x 480.
All four phones sport the same dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage. But hey, not counting specs from 2009, at least they’re preloaded with Google Apps. The cheapest 40 Titanium model will launch at a suggested 99.99€, and the top of the line 53 Titanium will cost 159.99€. If you’re looking for something extremely cheap to use, these phones will fill that need. Otherwise, you’re probably going to want to stay far, far away from any of these offerings from Archos. Read more
Archos is pumping out new tablets pretty quickly at CES, and today they’ve got a new lineup of four more tablets for us. The new Titanium family sports a high-def IPS screen and a 1.6 GHz CPU, as well as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Titanium tablet comes in four different sizes, starting at 7 inches and going up to a beefy 10.1 inch screen. The 7 inch tablet starts at an attractive $199, and 8 inch tab runs $169, the 10 inch will cost $199, and in an odd change of pace, the slightly smaller 9.7 inch will be a little more expensive at $249. The 9.7 inch tablet will also apparently feature a 2048 x 1536 screen and claims to be an alternative to the new iPad at half the cost. We’ll just have to wait and see if consumers think these tablets make decent alternatives. For the rest of our CES coverage, click here.
Leaked earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G in Titanium is Boost Mobile’s newest prepaid handset. The device is essentially a re-purposed Galaxy S II, sporting the same specifications of Samsung’s 2011 flagship smartphone. The “4G” branding stems from the included WiiMax radios, which Boost Mobile is now borrowing from its parent network, Sprint.
The revamped Galaxy S II is available today from Boost Mobile for $369.99 off contract which, in all fairness, seems a bit outrageous for what you’re getting. If you don’t have your heart set on Boost, there are plenty of other options at more appealing price points. In fact, you could purchase the Nexus 4 off-contract and take it to T-Mobile for as low as $30 per month, so long as you can wait three weeks for Google to restock the pure Android smartphone.
Here we have the Motorola Fire. This device is slated to hit the UK around the end of September. As you can tell this is a full QWERTY Android 2.3 phone. Looks much like the Motorola DROID Pro. Unfortunately, it’s not got the specs of the DROID Pro. This phone comes packed with Gingerbread, an 800MHz processor, a small 2.8-inch display, and 3 mega-pixel camera. So obviously this Motorola Fire does not stack up well to the DROID Pro. Even another possible relative of the Fire could be the Motorola Titanium which just arrived last month, built for the rugged and tough corporate world.
Now check this out. This Fire is to come with Motorola’s new ‘Switch UI’. The phone maker hasn’t officially release the name of its new user interface, but looks like Clove may have given us a sneak peek. What ever the case Clove is saying you can pre-order this device now via their website.
What do you want to know about the Motorola Titanium other than the Sprint release date? How about the price at $149.99. And as the ad states, its Sturdy + QWERTY. This phone has been designed to be rugged and durable, meeting “Militarty Specs” as the Motorola fact sheet will point out. Also you find the Nextel Direct Connect feature of course. Unfortunately still running on Android 2.1 Eclair the Titanium is sporting WiFi, 3.1″ multi-touch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, memory expandable to 32 GB.
So if you work in a position at might put your phone at risk and you need it to last, this phone is probably the only one you’ll find that’ll do the job.
Motorola recently released an update to their timeline for updates to their Android devices to 2.1 and 2.2 versions. The folks over at theunwired have made up a simple list of the “high- and lowlights” for these devices, which are: Read more