News by Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014.
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I've never understood the need for devices like the ones made from Vertu. These are luxury device that sell for upwards of $10,000 and feature high end build materials but much the same specs that you will find on a normal flagship device. However, I am not thinking about which yacht to vacation on this winter or which island I should buy next year, or how many staff I need to maintain my fleet of cars.You see, Vertu is for the rich, for the person who has everything and to really standout they need something that is distinct and unique. They are not for me, although I wish I was in a position that they were for me. It also helps that the British brand does throw together a decent device too, and it seems the model works as the company does sell device to the elite. So, I do not get the company and I am not going to get the latest device from the company either, the Vertu Bentley Signature Touch. Why would someone want a handset branded after a car? Well, if I had a Bentley maybe I would understand it. This is a device that comes with luxury aplenty, and is the fruit of a five year partnership between Vertu and the luxury car maker. This is more or less the same device as the current normal Vertu Signature Touch that landed on the market a few months ago. That means the smartphone comes with 4.7-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel camera and solidly-constructed body with steel frame. The differences here are all on the exterior as the Bentley model gets a tweaked earpiece, revised calf leather and a new titanium part of the back plate. The device also loses the Bang & Olufsen speakers of the normal Vertu Signature Touch in favor of (not as good) Dolby Digital Plus speakers. There is no word on pricing yet, but considering the normal Signature Touch costs $10,000, I expect this to cost a bunch of 500 bills more than that. What do you think of this handset, is it something you want? source: Vertu
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