Neowin News Feed for: Vertu Neowin News Feed for: Vertu en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Vertu auctioning off 105 devices from its museum dating back to 2002 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If a gold plated or genuine leather iPhone or Galaxy S8 device cover doesn&#039;t suit your exquisite tastes; then an upcoming auction for 105 older Vertu devices might get you excited. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:10:01 +0000 Vertu shuts down its UK manufacturing arm after it failed to pay $165 million debt <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation as a result of its Turkish exile owner&#039;s offer to pay creditors just $2.4 million of the company&#039;s $165 million debt. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:42:01 +0000 Luxury smartphone maker Vertu said to be struggling, as staff wages reportedly go unpaid <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vertu - maker of gaudy smartphones, priced at up to $50,000 each - is reportedly struggling, as suppliers and staff await payment, amid a legal struggle between the firm&#039;s current and former owners. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:18:01 +0000 Turkish exile buys luxury smartphone maker Vertu <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Luxury smartphone maker, Vertu, has been sold to Baferton, a company registered in Cyprus. Baferton is owned by Turkish exile Hakan Uzan, who has been involved with a number of legal controversies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Esapa) Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:06:01 +0000 Vertu's 'Signature Touch' starts at $9000 - offers Qualcomm 810, 4GB RAM in an elegant package <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vertu has introduced a new handset to their line that offers some of the best specifications to date. The &#039;Signature Touch&#039; will start at $9000 and offer a Snapdragon 810, 4GB RAM and a 21MP camera. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 25 Sep 2015 22:31:44 +0000 Vertu chose Android for $10,000 handset as Windows Phone is ‘too complex' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/741071378vertu-logo.png" alt="" /></div>Having unveiled its first new handset since its split from Nokia, an Android 4.0 device, Vertu has confirmed that it considered using Windows Phone 8, but rejected it due to issues of &#039;complexity&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:03:53 +0000 Vertu's horrendous Android smartphone costs $10,000+ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/176185699vertuti_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you happen to be absolutely rolling in money, perhaps the new $10,000 Vertu Ti will tickle your fancy: it&#039;s an Android device with a 3.7-inch sapphire-protected screen and titanium body. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:16:29 +0000 Vertu's first Android phone spotted; styling still an acquired taste <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/741071378vertu-logo.png" alt="" /></div>Vertu&#039;s first post-Nokia device has been spotted: an Android 4.0.4 handset sporting typically divisive styling. But will the Vertu Ti be worth the thousands of dollars it&#039;s expected to cost? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:16:10 +0000 Nokia completes Vertu sale - but will Vertu go Android? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia has completed the sale of Vertu, the luxury phone brand that became a byword for mobile bling. But will it switch from Symbian to Android, or could there yet be a Vertu Windows Phone? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:01:23 +0000 Nokia announces 10,000 job cuts, sale of Vertu and change in strategy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a stock exchange release, Nokia announced it will eliminate 10,000 positions and make several key changes to its overall strategy, including an emphasis on location-based services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:35:58 +0000 Nokia rumored to be close to selling Vertu division <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new report claims that Nokia is close to announcing that its Vertu luxury phone division will be sold off to Swedish private-equity firm EQT Partners AB for about $250 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:40:28 +0000 Nokia pushing for sale of Vertu luxury phone division <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia is said to be in advanced talks with a private equity group to sell its Vertu luxury handset division, as the company continues to restructure and offload its non-core assets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:44:55 +0000