Vertu is killing it compared to its parent company, Nokia.  And to insure that the company stays relevant, and more importantly profitable, they’ve released a touchscreen version of the handset called the Constellation T.

We haven’t been able to dig up an official price list, but we’re hearing that the cost of this handset, which includes 1-year of Vertu’s concierge service, will range from £3,900 ($6k) for the satin-brown finish and go up to £9,600 ($16,000) for the red-gold version.

For that kind of scratch you’ll get Vertu’s most advanced phone, thought it’s still is a far cry from an iPhone or Android handset when it comes to features and more importantly operating system.  This includes a 3.5-inch 640×360 AMOLED touchscreen (a first in a Vertu), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 32GB of built-in storage, Symbian 7, and HSPA+ connectivity.

In addition to white crocodile skin and diamonds galore, the Vertu Constellation ships with exclusive ringtones from the London Symphony Orchestra piped through what the company calls a high fidelity loudspeaker.

Still no word on a release date.  However, it might already be available, which further echoes just how exclusive Vertu’s handsets are.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."