Nokia’s luxury phone brand, Vertu, recently unveiled its first touchscreen phone, the Constellation T. Known to manufacture high-end lavishly designed phones including the Ascent Ti Mixed Metal Collection and the Ascent Ferrari 60, Vertu has never before ventured into touchscreen-technology, preferring to stick to traditional mobile-phone designs, all hand-assembled and studded with diamonds or sculpted out of titanium. The new Constellation Twill packs a highly-customized version of the Symbian platform and will feature an 8-megapixel camera, twin LED flash support, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 3.5-inch AMOLED display along with 32GB of storage. Vertu, however, hasn’t spilled the beans on the price tag for this one yet, though we expect it to run pretty expensive, given that the current top-of-the-line model costs approximately $16,500.
Pricing Update – Telegraph reports that ‘The new Constellation, which features a ruby surround on its camera and a sapphire crystal screen, will sell from €4,400 in ‘Satin Brown’ to €10,900 in ‘Red Gold Mixed Metals’. UK prices have yet to be announced but are likely to be from £4,000 to £10,000.‘