Vertu Ti now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made


It's been almost half a year since Vertu launched its first-ever Android phone, the Ti, and now the company's decided to throw in a couple of limited editions to lure the big spenders. As pictured above, the new Vertu Ti Colours collection is wrapped in either "Sunset Red" or "Midnight Blue" calf leather, and only 1,000 units are made for each color. As per typical Vertu style, there's a unique number etched on the back to indicate which of the 1,000 units yours is.

The rest of this hand-crafted, matte grey titanium phone remains unchanged otherwise, namely its 3.7-inch tough sapphire screen, Android 4.0, 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 64GB storage, plus an 8-megapixel camera. And of course, the phone still comes with the famed Vertu Concierge, a "100 percent independent" service that CEO ex-CEO Perry Oosting is very proud of. To join this exclusive club, you'll have to somehow fork out a whopping US$10,800 — just a tad more expensive than the Ti Titanium Pure Black edition, but also more flamboyant. This author already spotted these new phones at Vertu's Hong Kong Airport store, and he's currently accepting donations.