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In a lengthy article about Vertu’s new Android phone, the company claimed it went Android because of “the complexity of building for Windows Phone.” Given Windows Phone’s rather standardized specs, and that we have already seen Windows Phone 8 running on the same hardware the Android handset is using one has to wonder what they are on about. Unwiredview speculates…

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Ex-Nokia subsidiary Vertu has chosen to release their first smartphone running Android rather than the Windows Phone prototypes we have seen in the past running on the same device. Chief executive Perry Oosting told the BBC Vertu had chosen Android over Windows as an operating system because it was more established. "You need to be part of an ecosystem," he…

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In a short press release Nokia has confirmed that it has completed the sale of Vertu, their luxury phone division to EQT VI, a large investment firm. As part of the transaction, approximately 1,000 employees have transferred with Vertu, and according to TechCrunch a long time Nokia veteran Anssi Vanjoki, who recently resigned from Nokia, will be taking over the…

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Sometimes when projects get cancelled the prototypes associated with that project become abandoned and leak out.  We saw that repeatedly with the Sony Ericsson Julie and also with the LG Fantasy. Now with the impending sale of Nokia’s Vertu subsidiary, it seems an early prototype of a Vertu Windows Phone 8 handset has leaked on Chinese Windows Phone forum WinXAP.com…

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Bloomberg reports Nokia may be close to finalizing the sale of their luxury phone brand Vertu. According to reports out late Tuesday, Nokia might strike a deal with Swedish private-equity firm EQT Partners to divest its Vertu phone unit. The deal may be valued as much as €200 million (about $250 million). Nokia’s Vertu jewel-encrusted handsets have been selling for…

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Much like Lexus is the luxury Toyota brand, Vertu is Nokia’s luxury phone brand, where the leather and platinum of the phone is much more important than the OS or features. Vertu makes some of the most expensive cellphones in the world by hand, which can feature crystal displays and sapphire keys and can cost more than 200,000 pounds. While…

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Vertu is Nokia’s luxury brand, much like Lexus is Toyota’s.  In August Eldar told us Vertu Windows Phones were on the way. It seems the old sage is wrong, as Nokia appears to be in the process of selling off their Vertu subsidiary. ZDNet reports that Goldman Sachs has been tasked with selling the subsidiary, with keen interest from private…

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It probably goes without saying and is not really unexpected, but it is still nice to have Eldar ‘confirm’ Nokia Vertu handsets running Windows Phone 7 are coming. Vertu handsets tend to be covered in gold and jewels, but still run the creaky Symbian OS inside. Would any of out readers be tempted to splash out on a Vertu if…