Would you believe it if we were to tell you that Vertu has released its first clamshell phone? No wait, let us rephrase that. Would you believe it if we were to tell you that Vertu has released its first clamshell phone for – as the promos say – the “global citizen”? You would, only, now you would wonder if you can dare to belong to this mysterious genre called “global citizen” given Vertu’s historical exclusivity.
And we’d hate to tell you that most of us don’t. Vertu’s latest phone series – Constellation F Ayxta – is still as untouchable to common folks as ever. It is Vertu’s first clamshell, and is made from expensive materials that include stainless steel, ceramic, leather, sapphire crystal (for the display) and aerospace grade aluminum parts. For those who didn’t flinch, the Ayxta sports a 3MP camera with dual LED flash, GPS, 3G HSDPA, microSD card support, and an application called “City Brief” that apparently provides “restaurant recommendations, the latest exhibitions, shopping guides and important cultural etiquette tips.” Grooming that maybe crucial to look worthy of the luxury that you are flaunting, eh?
The Constellation Ayxta series is priced between €4,900 (,178) and €6,500 (,522). So there goes affordability outta the door.