Luxury phone maker Vertu ditches Windows Phone 8 plans, will focus on Android
Nokia sold their former subsidiary Vertu for 200 million euro (around $250 million) in June of last year. Since then, the company has taken a 180 turn and chosen the Android path, unlike Nokia.
Not using Windows Phone could also be a scale and size issue as Vertu is not one to afford spending huge resources on various projects.
Good news for sheikhs and all the usual Vertu clientele is Symbian is finally out of the picture, and replaced with the much more modern Android.
4. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
btw only rich people will buy this phone....XD
15. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Gee, should I file that under "no sh*t"?
11. Johnnokia (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 May 2012)
WHEN they announced they were making a Phone with WP8 onboard?
Again, Anti-Windows Article from Victor.H
6. Kriksis (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
As far as I understand Android phones are not smartphones, they are multimedia phones. They are meant for leisure - playing games, watching videos, etc.
Symbian phones are for productivity, with the ability to play games, watch videos, etc.
Android phones need dual core CPU to work smoothly, they need quad core CPU to shoot FullHD videos.
Symbian phones menages that with a single core CPU, wit no problems.
So which of the two is the smart one?
14. MistB (Posts: 509; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The problem is that Symbian has been left for dead and abandoned by both Nokia and consumers whilst Android has been adopted by almost billions of people around the globe and that number isn't about to slow down anytime soon. I own various Symbian (E7/N8 and yes, the 808 pureview running Belle) devices and that lag you speak of does exist in Symbian also. Granted it's improved a lot since the 5800 days running series 60 5th edition but it's still awkward when required for web browsing and scrolling and Android does not require Quad Cores to run smooth, hell even my single core Desire S stuck on Gingerbread can outperform any Nokia Symbian device with a higher clock frequency in any given task.
17. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
yes yes...and maybe wildfire is as fast as the rest?
19. jroc74 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I have used my Android phones to check the schedules for public transportation.....pdf reader.
I used it to connect to my home PC while at work to move files back n forth. One time to show some ppl pics of my kids...
I have Quick Office, Documents to Go....ya know productivity software?
I used a few remote desktop apps.
I used the eTrade app to do transactions.
There is a terminal app to run command line prompts. How many ppl even know what the command line is?
The HTC Droid Incredible was probably first smoothest Android phone out....running a single core cpu ad 512MB ram in 2010. Maybe the Nexus One was too, dont know, didnt use a Nexus One.
Most smartphones can be for both work and play. Whether its iOS, Android, WP, etc.
Any more questions?
20. a_tumiwa (Posts: 125; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Cool, we still have Symbian fansboy,
Welcome to the club!!
here u will see, meet, and chitchat with Apple Fansboy, BB fansboy, WP/nokia fansboy, Android/samsung/sony fansboy
hey... we need WebOS fansboy!
3. nikenturd (unregistered)
Microsoft doesn't get a lotta love these days......poor Baldmer
7. papss (Posts: 2182; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Seriously who cares.. They should focus on one imo
8. BadAssAbe (Posts: 433; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Why dont they charge $500 more and give the phone really high end Specs. It wont make much of a price difference to the super rich.
5in FHD IPS Screen
QuadCore Snapdragon Pro
2 GB Ram
32GB internal Storge with sd slot
9. nlbates66 (Posts: 133; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
lol these "luxury" phone companies only ever release garbage hardware anyway, i'd consider it a benefit if they decided not to release any products with my OS on it.
10. pookiewood (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Ditched? Really? I'd like to see WHEN they announced they were making a Phone with WP8 onboard. Thanks.
12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5177; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
They should drop their over price phones period
13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 572; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Yes! Good on them, wonder why they even bothered to consider that dud of an OS.
18. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Perhaps Vertu is the new test bed for Android; if it does well, it could easily be migrated over to Nokia, without compromising Nokia's agreement with Microsoft.
21. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I think they should use windows phone 8 as it requires higher specs to run
Outdated specs on a 10k android phone is just riduculous and besides they are already several luxury android phones maker
While luxury windows phone 8 is an untapped territory