Luxury smartphone maker Vertu, chooses Android over Windows for its OS
According to the BBC, exclusive smartphone maker, Vertu, has chosen Android over Windows for the operating system on its new luxury smartphone costing almost £7,000.
The device comes with a titanium frame and sapphire screen. However, the designer told the BBC that it was not 4G enabled, which is not exactly a long-term investment.
The company told the Beeb that it had chosen Windows over Android as it had a more established ecosystem.
"Your device will have to integrate with other devices. I think the Windows phone will have success but it is still a relatively small market share. At the moment it doesn't have the global reach of Android - which is about 60% of the market," said chief executive Perry Oosting.
However, 7,900 euros (£6,994), is small change compared the Vertu Signature Cobra at £167,567. No camera, no touchscreen and only 1MB of internal memory. Not a good start. The Signature Cobra was designed by French jeweller Boucheron and only 8 were made. The phone features one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies, although if you aren't particularly fond of rubies, Vertu also offer a ruby free handset for £62,162.
The Vertu Diamond is another luxury phone from the company, which would have set you back around £63,620.
Inspect-a-Gadget has previously investigated the world's most expensive mobile phones ranging from the Diamond Crypto Smartphone costing a whopping £827,060 to the much more reasonably prices BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 at £1275.
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