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High tech gadgets 2016: Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley Featured

Inspired by a long-term partnership, this new edition takes shared values and applies them with precision and skill to create a powerful, modern smartphone.


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01 April 2016

Some of the latest gadgets are ideas for completely new objects, performing new functions, and it is likely that we will see many in Milan during Design Week. Some of the latest concepts on the market seem outlandish and improbable, and some seem almost sadistic, such as the iQ alarm clock that, once it starts ringing, can only be stopped by solving a problem of logic. But there are some gadgets out there that don’t really do anything new: they just take an old function and do it differently, better, with more style.

Design-sketches-of-Signature-Touch-for-Bentley High-Res 003Design sketches of Signature Touch for Bentley

The New Signature Touch is Vertu’s latest smartphone, with the brand’s largest sapphire crystal screen ever at 5.2 inches, and the signature Vertu sound quality providing perfect clarity for both voice and music. In the exclusive Bentley version, the finish features a combination of two Bentley leathers, Beluga and Hotspur, and you can personalise the phone with eight types of leather and 16 thread colours. The Bentley App provides dedicated content linked to the world of Bentley cars.

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Every part of the Signature Touch is hand-crafted to an exceptional level of finish and tolerance, on a par with high-end watches. Ring tones and alert tones were specially created for Vertu and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The phone is an open door to the Vertu Concierge service for 24-hour assistance worldwide providing bookings and lifestyle recommendations. The Vertu Life service offers additional, personally tailored privileges such as exclusive access to private members’ clubs, and VIP packages to sports events.

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Technically, the New Signature Touch is state-of-the-art and beyond, with exceptional battery life (up to 300 hours stand-by, up to 5 and a half hours talk time) and quadband connectivity. The pack includes a Bentley leather case, wall charger, car charger, micro USB cables, spare battery, a polishing cloth, and documentation. It’s a little more expensive than your ordinary mobile, but it is much more than just a phone. It includes the Lost Phone service so that if you lose it or it is stolen, you can lock it, erase data remotely even after the SIM card has been removed, and restore factory settings. www.vertu.com

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