Vertu, formerly Nokia’s in-house brand for luxury mobile communication, has announced its very first Android-powered smartphone: the Vertu Ti. As opposed to adopting Nokia’s Symbian operating system, Vertu decided to go with Android, whose 60% majority share of worldwide users made it the platform of choice. The Vertu Ti is set to be composed of a scratch-proof sapphire screen, an 8-megapixel camera, Bang & Olufsen-backed sound system, and even 64 gigabytes of internal memory. While all of these might sound like a reason to jump for joy, reality strikes upon viewing the price tag; the Vertu Ti will retail for about $11,000 USD.
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