Luxury Android Phone Maker: Win Phone 8 is 'Too Complex'

Luxury Android phone maker Vertu, which recently announced a $9,600 to $19,900 smartphone, has said that Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform is too complex.

Android handset Vertu Ti was intended to have a Windows Phone 8 counterpart, but plans to make such a device were abandoned due to "the complexity of building for Windows Phone," according to the head of concept and design, Hutch Hutchinson.

Vertu will be using Android "for the foreseeable future," Hutchinson said. Vertu's former parent company was Nokia, which uses Windows Phone for its mobile platform.

Despite its high price tag, the Vertu Ti runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other specifications include a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and NFC.

 

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  • dvo
    so they can charge $20k for an average phone because it sparkles a bit, but they cant be bothered to make a WP8 version because its 'too hard'? lol...
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  • sixdegree
    They can just buy the cheapest lumia, make the casing from solid gold, and sold them for $20k.
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  • esrever
    they can't even learn the latest android...
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  • dvo
    so they can charge $20k for an average phone because it sparkles a bit, but they cant be bothered to make a WP8 version because its 'too hard'? lol...
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  • Anonymous
    I guess they're just as lazy and spoiled as the people they cater to... #WP8Domination2014
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  • mrmez
    Not surprising, really.

    The last stats I could find show "Windows phone" with ~2.5% market share, vs. nearly 70% for Android.

    Obvious business decision is obvious.
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