Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/13/vertu_puffs_first_smartphone/

Bling phone maker invites celebs to flog first smartphone

'If that bloke on the telly has one, so must I'

By Keir Ching

Posted in Personal Tech, 13th October 2010 11:54 GMT

It's official: Vertu luxury mobile phones are not simply for the incredibly well-heeled but also for the celebrity obsessed too.

We are neither, but last night, we happened upon a fleet of Vertu-branded Mercedes limos parked outside a Great Portland Street, London Italian eaterie to which the chauffeurs had decamped for dinner while their exclusive passengers were posing for the paparazzi at a fancy nightspot in St James.

The stars of stage and screen - and professional pants wearer David Gandy - we were told, were waiting for goodie bags [surely 'celebrating the launch of a new phone'? - Ed] from Vertu, which was marking the upcoming arrival of the Constellation Quest, the company's first smartphone.

Vertu Constellation Quest

The Quest's key feature: an analogue clock which automatically adjusts to the user's location.

Quest also taps into Vertu.me, the company's new online syncing service. Even the filthy rich need their contacts backing-up, it seems.

Vertyu has no pics of the Quest on its website, so we'll have to assume it's yet another of its expensively re-tooled Nokia phones with an astronomic price attached. You can view a little more aty Vertu's website. ®