Vertu unveils newest luxury device for over $11,000 — packs titanium, sapphire and leather

Vertu

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.


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Never worry about dropping your device again with Gresso’s all-titanium Android phone

Gresso

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! 

Source: Engadget

Archos announces extremely low-end Titanium lineup of phones

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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.
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Archos shows off new Titanium line of tablets at CES

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.


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Samsung Galaxy S II 4G now available from Boost Mobile in Titanium for $369.99

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.


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Headed to the UK is the Motorola FIRE in late September

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.

[via phandroid]

Motorola Milestone Plus Debuts On Cellular South

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Cellular South has just announced that it will be adding the Motorola Milestone Plus to its lineup of smartphones, not to be confused with the original Milestone or Milestone 3.  The device will most likely appeal to the Ex-Blackberry user looking for an Android based business oriented device to accomplish their day to day tasks while at the same time touting a more personal and customizable handset for mainstream use.

“The Milestone Plus has the ideal combination of productivity tools and security features that businesses require plus the flexibility and customization options that consumers look for when purchasing mobile devices for their personal use,” said Sherry Stegall, senior vice president for sales and customer operations at Cellular South. “We’re very excited to add this device to our growing suite of Android smart phones and tablets as we continue to build on our promise to deliver the wireless industry’s best Android experience.”

The Milestone Plus is nearly identical to its close brothers, the Motorola XPRT, Droid Pro and Titanium.  The handset offers a 1 GHz processor, full front facing qwerty keyboard, a 3.1-inch display, 5 MP camera, 4GB of memory on board and touts “DVD quality Video”.  And of course, it boasts an extremely useful feature no business man or woman can be without, it’s a world phone!  Unfortunately, the device will initially launch with Froyo 2.2 but if you’re a business user it shouldn’t make that much of a difference to you primarily since your focus is on business oriented aspects.  All the necessary security one needs is provided on the device as you use it for work or play.  Hit the break for the full press release which reveals a slew of more features like remote wipe & data encryption, Quickoffice editing tools and remote password management.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Personally, I’m beginning to develop a sweet spot for these small front facing qwertys.

Motorola Titanium Coming To Sprint July 24th With Android 2.1 Éclair, What the?

It’s official ya’ll, as we reported earlier this month, the Motorola Titanium is coming to Sprint with a release date of July 24th and will be available for $149.99 with a new 2 yr agreement.  The device strongly resembles the Motorola Droid Pro and Sprint Xprt as it sports a front facing portrait qwerty, appealing to the Blackberry slave looking to leave his dungeon.  In addition, the device rocks a 3.1-inch display and Nextel’s Direct Connect service.  The device has been designed and tested to meet military standards making it a tough contender in the corporate playing field.  The device should be dust proof, shock proof, withstand heavy vibration, low pressure, solar radiation and extremely high or low temps.

That’s as rugged as it gets folks.  Furthermore, you get an 1820 mAh battery allowing for all day heavy use.  What more can you ask for or pack into this little guy?  Oh yeah, and did we mention it sports Android 2.1 Eclair?  Yeah, I know.  Though I’m trying to be optimistic here, I’ll leave off saying good luck ever receiving an update for this device.  Hit the break for the full press release and to check out Motorola’s product fact sheet, which is chock full of info on the device.  Feel free to rant about the handset in the comments below.


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Motorola Titanium branded by Sprint, Coming July 24th

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.

[via engadget]