Vertu launches luxury Android NFC phone

Each Vertu Ti is handmade in England by a single craftsman, has a titanium body with leather, alligator skin or red gold trim, and costs from US$9,600.

Luxury mobile phone maker Vertu has launched the Vertu Ti, an Android 4 NFC phone that retails from US$9,600 upwards.

The Vertu TI comes with SIM-based NFC

“Based around a titanium case that has been used for its strength, elegance and low weight, Vertu Ti also uses leather accents as well as the largest sapphire crystal screen ever engineered at 3.7 inches,” the company says.

The new phone comes with Vertu Key, a button that connects the caller to a concierge service and “provides instant access to a curated world of benefits and services available via a global team of professionals available to customers wherever they may be, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

These services include Vertu Certainty, which “helps protect the device, its data and, where necessary, the customer” and Vertu Life, which offers tailored information, articles and benefits to the brand’s customers.

“Each Vertu Ti is handmade in England by a single craftsman at Vertu’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Hampshire. It is then signed by that craftsman on completion of a rigorous testing and detailing process before being shipped to buyers via one of over 500 stores around the world.”

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