Luxury phone maker Vertu ditches Windows Phone 8 plans, will focus on Android
posted by Victor H. / Feb 14, 2013, 9:07 AM
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.
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Android is the future....
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:13 AM 18
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Symbian is still better than android...
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:15 AM 8
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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 Feb 14, 2013, 9:46 AM 10
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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 Feb 14, 2013, 1:07 PM 2
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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 Feb 14, 2013, 7:25 PM 1
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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 Feb 14, 2013, 8:48 PM 4
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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 Feb 14, 2013, 9:56 AM 1
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
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 11:53 PM 0
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