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Vertu Signature Touch: This is what an $11,000 smartphone looks like

Buy an unlocked, top-tier smartphone from Samsung, HTC, Sony or Apple and you’ll probably spend over $600. But that’s chump change compared to the price of a smartphone from premium phone maker Vertu. The British company’s latest phone will £6,750. That’s more than $11,000. If you can afford a Vertu Signature Touch, it should be available this […]

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Lilbits (5-30-2014): Linux Mint 17 and a flood of new devices at the FCC

A few weeks ago we took a look at the release candidate for Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” and liked what we saw. Now the training wheels are off and Linux Mint 17 is available for anyone to download. Meanwhile, folks who are waiting for new gadgets from Toshiba, Vertu and LG can bide their time […]

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Vertu’s next overpriced phone could have decent specs

Luxury phone maker Vertu offers smartphones with premium features like titanium cases with leather covers, sapphire displays, and extraordinarily high price tags. The Vertu Constellation, for instance, sells for over $6,000. At that price, you’d expect a phone with top notch specs, but the Constellation’s hardware was already a bit dated when it launched in 2013. […]