Keeping up with the Jones’s can be tough these days, especially with the current state of the economy. No, no, I am not here to offer you ways around that predicament but what I can offer are some details about Vertu’s new Ascent Ti Carbon Fiber cell phone collection. Handcrafted in England, and limited to just 1,500 units, the Ascent Ti Carbon Fiber collection includes four different styles; the Ascent Ti Carbon Fiber Limited Edition, Carbon Fiber Grip, Carbon Fiber & Aluminum Grip and Carbon Fiber and Copper Grip. Here is where the Jones’s relate to this, the Ascent Ti Carbon Fiber Limited Edition is going for $9,800, quite a pretty penny.
Vertu, headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded in 1998, is a manufacturer and retailer of luxury phones. Vertu is a premium division of Nokia and they release a new motorsport special edition phone annually. In previous years, they released Ferrari editions and Racetrack Legends series.
Engineers used sophisticated and intricate design methods in the production of the Carbon Fiber collection. Being one of the world’s most coveted high-end materials, Carbon Fiber requires a lengthy process in order to achieve the perfect look. For this collection, the 1k weave width was tailor made and used by means of a twill carbon fiber weave process which resulted in the diagonal rib appearance.
“The Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre has been repeatedly tested to ensure the optimum amount of fibers and resin and processed together to achieve a flawless uniform look on both the flat and curved parts – testament to Vertu’s uncompromising attitude to craftsmanship and engineering.”
Each phone in the Ascent Ti Carbon Fiber collection comes equipped with 4GB of internal memory, 2 inch QVGA display, 3G, and a 3.15MP camera with LED flash. So for all of you automotive enthusiasts out there, it sounds like this phone is right up you alley, if of course you have the money to shell out for it. If not, better luck next time in keeping up with the Jones’s. If you have a smaller budget, you can always pick up the $2,100 Gresso Grand Monaco Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber cell phone.