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Vertu’s Bentley phone packs leather, rubies and an insane price

by Jacob Kleinman | June 28, 2015

Vertu’s back with another insanely high-end handset. This time it’s the Signature for Bentley, which features a pretty awesome design and plenty of perks.

Unlike some of the company’s recent Android devices, Vertu’s latest isn’t a smartphone and joins its existing family of “Signature” devices. It can make calls, send texts and maybe handle some email, but that’s about it. Don’t expect to find many apps running on the Signature for Bentley.

Design is where this device really shines. It features a carbon fiber weave and high-end calf leather back. You can choose between a variety of different colored gems, colors and leathers. The keyboard is covered in a sapphire crystal finish and each physical key is placed on a ruby. The phone is made by hand in England and finished with a shiny metal Bentley logo.

The price also comes with the concierge service that Vertu offers with each of its phones. That includes 12 months of 24/7 personal assistance. The company’s support team will book your schedule, make personal recommendations, get you into private events and even help you find the perfect gift for a loved one or colleague. The phone also serves as a direct line of contact with Vertu’s support staff so you’re always connected.

Vertu’s new phone starts at £14,500 (roughly $23,000). The device is available for pre-order now but won’t actually launch until September 18.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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