Nokia looking to sell luxury arm Vertu
0. phoneArena 08 Dec 2011, 03:51 posted on
Nokia is looking to sell its luxury subsidiary Vertu, maker of some of the most expensive phones in the world, but talks are still at a very early stage…
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1. Today (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
This could be a very bad step.
'The average price of a Vertu handset stood at around $5,800.'
At that price Nokia could make very unique/super_crazy devices, like windowsPhone and android dual boot.
2. GrunT (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
@above post, rich people with loads of money don't care about what OS their phone has and you're talking about dual booting, they want their phones to be made of gold or have sapphire keys.This is just like convincing an Arab that a iPhone or a high end Android is superior to a blackberry.
3. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
s**t.. with that phone price.... i could buy 2 honda civic black, 2 seater cars.... and cuztomize them as race cars..... damn.... does that phone hace a diamond screen???
5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
well vertu handsets come with diamonds on keypad in white gold body and all the other crazy stuff. now that what you call the luxury.
4. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This is sad news, especially if Vertu was generating profit :(
6. hepresearch (unregistered)
The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer... but primarily in Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. Nokia is apparently getting so poor themselves that they cannot hold on to their Vertu unit. Maybe ZTE will buy it!
7. thatdude1 (unregistered)
You really have nothing better to do with your time than bash all things Nokia? Sad, really @hepresearch.
8. hepresearch (unregistered)
I criticize everything fairly equally these days, if you bother to read anything else I ever post...
9. thatdude1 (unregistered)
Nowhere near as much as you criticize Nokia. I can understand if you were offering constructive criticism, but most of the time its not.
10. hepresearch (unregistered)
I have watched Nokia give up the best of what I liked about them, over and over again. I understand that, these days, it is because OEM's are judged by their ability to make their products look like and act like an iPhone, regardless of what extras they might be able to offer... there just has not been an iPhone killer, ever, thus far. Every new OS that comes out just acts more and more like iOS without trying to look exactly like (case-in-point: WP7). Still, none of them have succeeded at matching the smoothness of iOS without sacrificing a more traditional UI appearance. It just bothers me that I cannot seem to find anything that does not act like an iPhone anymore...
So yeah, I'm a bit sour about it. And I pretty much know that I'll end up with an iPhone sooner or later.
11. thatdude1 (unregistered)
True, Nokia has dropped the ball when it comes to certain things, but they are on a come back. And while I can admit that Windows Phone mimics the iPhone in many ways, it does it better than ios. The UI is much smoother, and social integration on the windows platform is nothing short of phenomenal. But Symbian Belle looks nothing like ios. If anything, it takes cues from android, although Symbian has always had more raw functionality than any of the other OS's. Still does. For all the hype surrounding the iPhone, it is still nothing more than a glorified app launcher. Symbian, Android and even Windows offers much more functionality than any ios device.
12. corporateJP (Posts: 2322; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I have to agree that Nokia is s*it.
And I'm a former avid-customer.