If you think you payed a king's ransom for your phone, the Vertu Ti will put things in perspective.
A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.
Money is no object as we drop stacks on the £6,000 Vertu Ti smart phone, the Google Nexus 4 and Bill Gates fighting ducks.
Luke Westaway gets to grips with Vertu's ludicrous titanium smart phone, which plays host to a sapphire crystal screen, rubies, leather, and Google's green robot.
The iPhone maker is apparently taking advantage of Texas Instruments' layoffs in order to bolster its chip-building efforts.
Texas Instruments said recently that it plans to sell off its mobile chip business, and Amazon is one of its top customers.
Texas Instruments dominates the silicon inside the Internet retailer's tablet. It probably wouldn't be an overstatement to say that Amazon has simply dropped in a TI engine to power the tablet.
A Texas Instruments executive says during the company's earnings conference call that Nvidia got the jump on it with the dual-core processor going into Motorola's Xoom tablet.