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Company unveils $9,600 smartphone

By Mason White 12:32 PM February 18, 2013

By: David Ross
For many people, their smartphone is an essential part of their life.

If their phone is lost or stolen they feel naked, as their phone holds all their important information such as their schedule, appointments, phone numbers, photos, videos and much more.

Many people see their phone as a an everyday necessity, but now the phone can be more than that. It can now be a piece to show off to friends and acquaintances as a status symbol of wealth.

The Vertu, a cell phone company in Britain, has recently announced its new line of upscale Android smartphones.

The phones are handmade in England, and features a sapphire crystal screen, which is a scratch resistant, a touch screen measuring 3.7 inches, a 1.7GHz dual-core and 8-megapixel camera.

This luxurious phone can be yours for $9,600. If you have more money to spend, the company also offers a model for almost $20,000.

The phones can be purchased in 500 stores and about 70 of them are unique Vertu boutiques.

Each phone comes with unique applications and a personal operator, who help these smartphone owners arrange events,
book restaurant reservations and hotels.

According to Perry Oosting, president of the Vertu company, the company has interesting requests made through the luxuries smartphone. One request was to arrange a marriage proposal and another was to arrange a birthday surprise.

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