Windows Phone 8 Nokia Vertu device pictures leaked?

Nokia is not having a good day today as the mobile phone maker announced plans to cut 10,000 team members from the company by the end of 2013. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop also said today that the company will stay the course when it comes to releasing smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS and also stated that Nokia will be releasing smartphones that are cheaper than the current Lumia 610 device.

One of Nokia's other decisions that was revealed today was to sell off its luxury-based Vertu smartphone division. Now one of Nokia's Vertu Windows Phone products may have been revealed, or at least a prototype of that device. The WPXAP site has posted up what it claims are some extreme close-up images of the device, which shows the name "VERTU" as the model number.

One interesting note about the images is that the storage capacity on this phone is shown to be 54.72 GB, which would be a massive amount for most smartphones. Another image shows some kind of "Cloud Storage" feature using Microsoft's SkyDrive service. The post also claims that current Windows Phone products will be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 but without some of WP8's features.

The pictures are so close up that it's hard to see what the actual design of the smartphone looks like. However, with Nokia's announcement that it will sell off Vertu today, it's possible that this model may never be released.

Source: WPXAP.com | Images via WPAXAP.com

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If Nokia are selling off that division, the name will surely change by the time it hits the shelves.

If this phone has PureView and NFC, I'd sell my Lumia 900 in a heartbeat to grab this.
The storage alone is the main reason to buy.

I have never ever seen a Vertu Phone in the wild. I have only ever seen two windows phones in the wild. I am sure that running Windows Phone on NOKIA Vertu hardware will only make things worse for Vertu phones and Nokia. No wonder Nokia is selling the Vertu arm of the business.

The Nokia Windows Phone thing is like watching a train crash in slow motion.

Hmm anyone suspicious about the amount of available storage? Why is the total so close to the available? Shouldnt the OS have a larger footprint or is this because it is a development device?

mattacular said,
Hmm anyone suspicious about the amount of available storage? Why is the total so close to the available? Shouldnt the OS have a larger footprint or is this because it is a development device?

The OS leaves out the space it uses when it's calculating the total space.

mattacular said,
Hmm anyone suspicious about the amount of available storage? Why is the total so close to the available? Shouldnt the OS have a larger footprint or is this because it is a development device?

I'm guessing there's just the base OS installed and none of the extra apps that OEMs put on the final device. 200MB for a mobile OS seems fine to me.

Deliciously_Random said,
I wonder how many of these unsellable bricks they made.

What unsellable bricks ? Vertu phones ? they sell to the market they're aimed at, which isn't volume sales, but that's why they're ridiculously priced to, their regular WP lineup is selling just fine.

Deliciously_Random said,

It's not. Which is part of the problem. Neither is Vertu, which is why they want to get rid of it.

It's kind of hard to say the WP line isn't selling well when we don't have any new sales numbers out. The Lumia 900 is holding strong in the top list of AT&T phones over at Amazon and it's been a month now or something. I'd say at least that has sold just fine.

Really, it seems like if you don't get iPhone like numbers then your phone is selling bad it seems. That's just not the case, out of all the phones that hit the market each year I bet most only sell between 1-2 million till they're replaced by something newer.

GP007 said,

It's kind of hard to say the WP line isn't selling well when we don't have any new sales numbers out. The Lumia 900 is holding strong in the top list of AT&T phones over at Amazon and it's been a month now or something. I'd say at least that has sold just fine.

Really, it seems like if you don't get iPhone like numbers then your phone is selling bad it seems. That's just not the case, out of all the phones that hit the market each year I bet most only sell between 1-2 million till they're replaced by something newer.

If your products sell well................. you brag about, if they do not you remain quite.
Just common sense.............................

Deliciously_Random said,

It's not. Which is part of the problem. Neither is Vertu, which is why they want to get rid of it.


They are however Nokia is in a transition stage and it will take a while for Windows phone sales to catch up to the amount of income Symbian was bringing into Nokia. Just because Nokia is still losing cash doesn't mean their products are selling well, WP marketshare is growing, the OS has a future and Symbian didn't. PS Nokia hasn't been quiet about their sales in Q4 and Q1.

Fritzly said,

If your products sell well................. you brag about, if they do not you remain quite.
Just common sense.............................

Not if it's not something big enough to match the competition for example. REally if the Lumia 900 sells 2 million to 3 million units in the US alone for Q2 is that actually bad though? I mean some may look at it and say yes and others may say no. I really believe the only number that would make everyone happy would be one so large that it's just not possible anyways.

I actually expect that Nokia will sell ~4 million Lumias in Q2 compared to 2 million in Q1. Is that good or bad though? I think it's good since it's higher but you may think it's too low still.

GP007 said,

Really, it seems like if you don't get iPhone like numbers then your phone is selling bad it seems.

Lumia 900 Matched iPhone 4S sales in April on AT&T

The post also claims that current Windows Phone products will be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 but without some of WP8's features.
Why is this not bigger news?! Who gives a **** about the phone when you have this news?