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Nokia close to selling Vertu for 200 million euro

30 April, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia close to selling Vertu for 200 million euro - read the full textAt the end of last year, Nokia was reportedly looking into selling Vertu to raise funds and help focus the company, which is still in transition. Now, the Financial Times says that the deal is nearing completion. The purported buyer is Permira, a British private equity group, who are reportedly...

 

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> In reply to tic.file @ 2012-05-01 16:36 from nmtH - click to readxactly , i really dono why nokia is neglecting android..
nokia+android wud hav been a kick ass combo

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  • 2012-05-02 11:10
  • 9A@F

Elop * WP7 + Nokia = Ride to Hell

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  • 2012-05-01 16:36
  • nmtH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-30 14:45 from mc6Y - click to readMaybe they're not compensating, maybe they just actually use the handset to a higher degree of its' ability. I do get tired of people who want cutting edge handsets being lumped in as spec-hungry fanboys. Not all of us look at the handset as a toy or a status symbol, for many it is a necessary tool.

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  • 2012-05-01 10:21
  • Iaa7

> In reply to Tizen Takeover @ 2012-04-30 17:31 from RbqJ - click to readBetter to be a small fish in the ocean than a whale on the beach.

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  • 2012-05-01 08:20
  • SgvH

Cooked by Elop and swallowed by Gates.
RIP MicroNokia

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  • 2012-05-01 05:05
  • Spx{

> In reply to TSH @ 2012-05-01 01:05 from X3tj - click to readWell well, even common brands like Toyota can deliver things like the Lexus LFA, isn't that quite worthy of any lux car shows? One shouldn't segregate brands, but models.

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  • 2012-05-01 04:28
  • XMJP

> In reply to Tizen Takeover @ 2012-04-30 17:31 from RbqJ - click to readCorrection: Those people that stated Nokia should have chosen Android are really thinking for Nokia. They don't want to see Nokia further sink with WP. Its the obvious choice for any Nokia fans isn't it? Those that side Nokia every decision are not fanboys: They are worship of Nokia.

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  • 2012-05-01 04:26
  • XMJP

Vertu phones have always been the best example of the old adage that you can dip a turd in gold, but it'll still be a turd.

Not that s40 is shit, but you don't enter a Toyota into a luxury car show.

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  • 2012-05-01 01:05
  • X3tj

Samsung can't make this deal, the company work with sheap materiels (plastics..)and they dont have the market for this kind of products ,and samusnug still sufer from crises wich confirm that vertu will goes for prima or an other british company

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  • 2012-04-30 23:42
  • rXD9

this company needs to die

very expensive phones with sub-standard specs.

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  • 2012-04-30 22:56
  • Lay6

> In reply to Tizen Takeover @ 2012-04-30 17:31 from RbqJ - click to readOh come on MEEGO is a history OS and not even launched properly and talk about current OS and not RIP OS !!

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  • 2012-04-30 21:07
  • vG0J

Weren't they doing that already?!

(READ: Vertu phones cost a fortune...)

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  • 2012-04-30 20:37
  • vI7Q

i hope samsung would buy it. And if it does buy it, i am pretty sure its gonna be the most high tech and the most luxurious ones. Moreover it would be world's most luxurious super hi tech android and galaxies.............................

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  • 2012-04-30 18:48
  • 6p8r

> In reply to Rox @ 2012-04-30 16:46 from mxfA - click to readAnonymous is right, you are wrong in this case.

Every nokia article released on here has Android fanboys crying that Nokia should've used Android and while I do think that would be a nice combination as well,

1. it wouldn't have seperated Nokia from the other Android Manufacturers

2. Nokia had MeeGo which was a better Open Source OS than Android due to it being the full linux, not just Linux Based. The MeeGo on the N9 is not the full MeeGo either. The issue there is, Nokia swept it under the rug which in turn was a very bad decision but its what they (not just Elop) wanted so if it ends up destroying them then thats what they chose.

Go and look at any nokia article posted on here after the Microkia merge and you'll see that all of them have Android fanboys making the statements that Nokia shouldv'e used Android.

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  • 2012-04-30 17:31
  • RbqJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-30 13:58 from mc6Y - click to readEr,, no,,,what gives you that idea?.its good to have a variety in operating systems, if you think android lovers cry over nokia articles, you are very much mistaken,,,,,,,,,,or a very sad person.

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  • 2012-04-30 16:46
  • mxfA

nokia is eaten by bill gates!!!

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  • 2012-04-30 15:15
  • uNVD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-30 13:58 from mc6Y - click to readAgree. It's in every Nokia thread. Some fanboy crying that Nokia shouldv'e used Android. MeeGo is better but they pushed it behind the rug.

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  • 2012-04-30 15:09
  • jxxN

Nokia after failing in technology market now entering in Jewelry shopping. Since nokia is known for its miserliness in giving to its customers for its Hardware and software that's why they have chosen this new business.

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  • 2012-04-30 15:01
  • NaUk

> In reply to [deleted post]Walk into a phone store and ask the first customer you see if ICS added anything relevant over Gingerbread. There is an extremely good chance they won't know what your talking about. . . That is if there phone was even offered an upgrade by the manufacturer in the first place. You know how android fragmentation is these days :).

Most people won't take advantage of what their phone can do. As long as they can text, talk and surf facebook you've got 90% of the people covered. Only fanboys who have to "compensate" care about TEH SPECZZZ.

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  • 2012-04-30 14:45
  • mc6Y

You Android fanboys were really hurt about when nokia didn't choose android huh? Every time there's a Nokia article you have to cry about it.

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  • 2012-04-30 13:58
  • mc6Y

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