Vertu archive

  • Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone
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    Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

    By 3 October 2013

    There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the...

  • Vertu unveils its Constellation smartphone for those with a spare €4,900
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    Vertu unveils its Constellation smartphone for those with a spare €4,900

    By 2 October 2013

    Vertu, the English luxury mobile phone manufacturer, has today unveiled its Constellation smartphone. The €4,900 (£4,131) Constellation features a 4.3-inch 720p display protected by a 5.1-inch piece of sapphire crystal which can be scratched only by...

  • Vertu Ti now official: First super luxury Android smartphone
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    Vertu Ti now official: First super luxury Android smartphone

    By 12 February 2013

    Luxury smartphone brand Vertu has unveiled its latest model and has finally ditched Symbian for the Android operating system, as previously leaked. The Vertu Ti is a 3.7-inch device with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is made from brushed titanium...

  • Posh phone brand Vertu's first Android phone revealed in leak: Vertu Ti
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    Posh phone brand Vertu's first Android phone revealed in leak: Vertu Ti

    By 1 February 2013

    Vertu, the high-class British mobile phone company that until recently was owned by Nokia, is rumoured to be working on an Android phone. Pictures of the purported handset have leaked online, along with some specifications and a proposed name for the...

  • Nokia to sell swanky mobile phone company Vertu for £162 million
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    Nokia to sell swanky mobile phone company Vertu for £162 million

    By 30 April 2012

    It is being reported that Nokia is to sell the high-end mobile phone company Vertu for €200 million (approximately £162 million). Private equity group Permira is believed to be the interested buyer. Vertu is a UK company that specialises in mobile...

  • Nokia stops sales in Japan
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    Nokia stops sales in Japan

    By 27 November 2008

    In what's being described as an "abrupt" decision, Nokia has announced it will stop selling mobile phones in Japan. The only phones that will remain on sale in the region is Nokia's luxury Vertu brand. Reuters reports that Japan is the world's fourth...

  • Vertu and Boucheron team up for luxury phones
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    Vertu and Boucheron team up for luxury phones

    By 8 September 2008

    Vertu and the House of Boucheron have teamed up for some uber-swank phones for the 150th anniversary of the designer jewellery brand. There are seven phones in the collection with such names as Magic, Dangerous, Mysterious, Audacious and Curious and all...

  • Vertu launches Monogram Constellation collection
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    Vertu launches Monogram Constellation collection

    By 13 March 2008

    2008 marks the tenth anniversary of Vertu and to celebrate they have launched the Monogram Constellation collection. With a special fine grain leather, which is monogrammed with the Vertu "V", the collection is available as of 1 April. And no, you can't...

  • Vertu offers "Mixed Metal" Constellation
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    Vertu offers "Mixed Metal" Constellation

    By 12 December 2007

    Vertu has released a new version of their Constellation model, the "Mixed Metal" edition. Not as base as it sounds, it is primarily stainless steel but has 18k yellow gold features. Other luxury touches comein via the ceramic keypad and leather finish....

  • Vertu Signature goes black and white
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    Vertu Signature goes black and white

    By 6 November 2007

    If the "Coloured Diamonds" edition of the Vertu Signature was a bit, say, over the top for you, then the luxury handset maker has toned it down a bit with a black and white edition. Black and white diamonds that is. Along with the release of this handset,...

  • Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 redefines the "exclusive" mobile phone
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    Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 redefines the "exclusive" mobile phone

    By 25 September 2007

    Ready to be offended by another ridiculously exclusive Vertu offering? The Acsent Ferrari 60 has been created to celebrate the motoring marque's 60th anniversary and is based on the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Modeled on the motor itself, it is built with...

  • Adidas launches Micropacer "Vertu" trainers
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    Adidas launches Micropacer "Vertu" trainers

    By 7 September 2007

    Adidas is launching the Micropacer Vertu trainers in September as part of their Consortium Series limited edition releases. Apparently the shoes' oiled leather and mesh materials are inspired by Nokia's high-end Vertu phone brand, although we're not sure...

  • Vertu launches Signature "Colored Diamonds" Edition
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    Vertu launches Signature "Colored Diamonds" Edition

    By 18 June 2007

    While most mobile phone manufacturers sell their handsets on connectivity, features and specifications, Vertu's lastest offering gives you rose gold, pink and white diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Who buys these things?

  • Vertu launches Strawberries and Cream lady phones for the summer
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    Vertu launches Strawberries and Cream lady phones for the summer

    By 9 May 2007

    Vertu, an undoubted leader in the luxury and handcrafted mobile phones market, unveils its latest mobile handsets, the Vertu Ascent Summer Season Special Editions aimed at (rather well off) ladies. Wrapped in diamond perforated leather - resistant to...

  • Vertu throws rubies at low-spec mobile
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    Vertu throws rubies at low-spec mobile

    By 22 December 2006

    The picture says it all, really. Vertu, the makers of ridiculously expensive and notoriously low-spec mobile phones have teamed up with jewellery designers at Boucheron to create the $310,000 mobile phone, the Signature Cobra. This mobile has one pear-cut...

  • Vertu releases limited-edition six Racetrack Legends mobiles box set
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    Vertu releases limited-edition six Racetrack Legends mobiles box set

    By 11 December 2006

    For the "I'm so rich I don't know what to do with my money and yes, I already own a yacht" set comes the Vertu Racetrack Legends box set. Vertu is best known for making ridiculously expensive mobile phones that are notoriously long on style and short...