If we're gonna drop a couple grand on a phone, the least it can do is give us quad-band GSM, right? As we reported a couple weeks back
, Vertu's new Constellation handset picks up where their previous efforts left off, packing GSM 850/900/1800/1900 plus EDGE data all 2003-like. We weren't able to glean much from the draft manual (which still has Signature pictures in it), but the Constellation looks to rock a variant of Nokia's S40
platform -- we leave that to the world's privileged to decide whether that's an upgrade from the Signature and Ascent's
OS. Look for this little slice of leather-covered opulence to drop later this year; we're sure you rich folk will find ways
to shed some cash while you wait.