Vertu says Windows Phone 8 was too difficult to work with.
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.