How much would you pay for a smartphone?

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Even though there isn’t a price on the website for the new smartphone, the Vertu Ti, Alex Dobie of Android Central reported it will cost around $10,000.  This phone will run on Ice Cream Sandwich, a version of the Android operating system that is more than a year old.  It also lacks other typical high-end smartphone features like 4G wireless Internet.

Software and Specification

 As described from Vertu’s Website “the devices 1.7 GHz processor” and its “uniquely tailored user interface,” a custom UI layer which resembles Samsung‘s Touchwiz and is running on top of Android 4.0.  It has a dual-core processor and a 3.7 inch screen.

The Vertu Ti does have 64 GB of flash storage, as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8  megapixa; rear-facing camera that can shoot 1080p video.

The “Hard” of Hardware

There are some benefits to the materials being used.  According to their website, the Vertu Ti’s chassis is “around five times stronger than other smart phones.”  BBC reports that one Vertu handset was intact and working after being run over by a truck.

Hutch Hutchison, Vertu’s Head of Design, is quoted as saying the phone’s sapphire screen can only be scratched by diamond.  With its price tag and luxury design; however, Vertu is not competing the same space as Panasonic‘ s military-grade, ruggedized hardware.

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