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Luxury phone maker Vertu ditches Windows Phone 8 plans, will focus on Android

0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2013, 09:07 posted on

Luxury phone maker Vertu has dropped its plans to make Windows Phone 8 devices quoting “complexities” in adopting the platform, and it will instead focus on Android…

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posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:13 18

1. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Android is the future....

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:32 11

4. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


btw only rich people will buy this phone....XD

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 13:43 1

15. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Gee, should I file that under "no sh*t"?

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 11:53 3

11. Johnnokia (Posts: 463; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Ditching !!!!

WHEN they announced they were making a Phone with WP8 onboard?

Again, Anti-Windows Article from Victor.H

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:15 8

2. Kriksis (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Symbian is still better than android...

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:35 7

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1300; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


in a parallel world :D

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:46 10

6. Kriksis (Posts: 78; 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?

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 13:07 2

14. MistB (Posts: 550; 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 17:39 1

17. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


yes yes...and maybe wildfire is as fast as the rest?

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 17:39

16. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


good points

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 19:25 1

19. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Really...

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?

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 20:48 4

20. a_tumiwa (Posts: 214; 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!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:00 1

22. Kriksis (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


no, I am not a fanboy

I am FANATIC...

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:29 3

3. nikenturd (unregistered)


Microsoft doesn't get a lotta love these days......poor Baldmer

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:49 4

7. papss (unregistered)


Seriously who cares.. They should focus on one imo

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 09:56 1

8. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; 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

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 10:12 1

9. nlbates66 (Posts: 277; 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.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 11:01 2

10. pookiewood (Posts: 550; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Ditched? Really? I'd like to see WHEN they announced they were making a Phone with WP8 onboard. Thanks.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 11:54 1

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6122; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They should drop their over price phones period

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 12:09 1

13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 769; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Yes! Good on them, wonder why they even bothered to consider that dud of an OS.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 17:42 2

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.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 23:53

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

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