Nokia may have positioned itself as the manufacturer, which is focusing on Windows Phone for smartphones. However, in the past the Finnish mobile maker has also indicated that the company is keeping an open mind about using alternatives to Microsoft's mobile OS - potentially considering the launch of devices based on Android.
Consequently, rumor has it that Nokia is involved in the making of an upcoming handset - Vertu Ti - which is likely to be one among many Android handsets prepared by Nokia's ex company - the umber-cool luxurious handset maker Vertu. Reportedly, the handset pictures have got leaked recently.
As per various reports, the handset is likely to be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, slated to happen this month at Barcelona. The rumor of Vertu smartphone entering into Android territory is the biggest secret till date, although, as the the biggest mobile telephony fair is coming closer, chances are that the tech enthusiasts will get more updates about Verty Ti in days to come.
According to a report published by Japanese blog named Blog of Mobile, the handset is said to arrive with Android 4.0. Other features expected to be enthrusted in Vertu Ti are dual - core processor (most likely 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor), Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and a dud 1,250mAh powered battery. As per Unwired View report, the Vertu Ti also holds the model number RM-828V, which is similar to Nokia's Windows Phone 8 handsets. Meanwhile, the device will reportedly also come bundled with a camera, for sure, but can't say - how many pixels it may carry.
Further, reports are also noticed a hardware resemblance of Vertu Ti with Nokia Lumia series. If this is true, then, Nokia must have contributed its engineering skills with Vertu Ti, for sure. However, the tech world will have to wait and watch for the exact details to get poured in by some other reliable source or by the spokesperson of the company.
With Vertu, most likely, to adopt new age mobile operating system in the highly competitive world; the outdated Symbian OS is the biggest sufferer among all the aged OS. Until now, Vertu only relied on aged mobile OS, for instance, Symbian. After the break- up with Finnish giant, the new owners would likely to give Vertu - a brand of substance combining with the goodness of Android.
The device hasn't been confirmed yet, but it is said that the cost of Constellation Ti (Vertu Ti) will come with a price of 3000 Euros (approx. Rs 2,20,000). That's a big price to be paid for a smartphone. But, hey, after all, it's a luxurious phone made for rich people. Isn't it?
If Vertu Ti, is a real phone, then possibilities are that the smartphone arena will be seeing a lot more luxury smartphone to be launched at Mobile World Congress 2013.