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Vertu is Dead

Postby sonofscrotum » July 25th, 2017, 3:58 pm


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https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/14/vertus-dead-jim/

Can't blame anyone for not noticing Vertu is gone, most of us probably don't know anyone who owns one. :(

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Postby yo » July 25th, 2017, 4:28 pm

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Honestly, I was surprised they made it this long!

Re: Vertu is Dead

Postby Mr-914 » July 26th, 2017, 6:50 am

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I remember a NBA player, Jalen Rose, saying that he bought a Vertu to show off but kept using his iPhone. It's hard to build a luxury device when the core technology is changing so often.
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Postby NURB » July 26th, 2017, 7:45 am

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It's always felt like a relic of the "The Fabulous Life Of..." era on VH1. I specifically remember them talking up those phones as what you HAD to have to be like Brittany Spears, or Lindsay Lohan.

They made some cool stuff, and certainly pushed the limit of materials on personal electronics, but when the experience became more important than the device itself, Vertu was lost forever.
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Re: Vertu is Dead

Postby Mr-914 » July 26th, 2017, 11:29 am

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It makes me wonder why haven't I seen someone take an iPhone apart and put it into a diamond encrusted 18 karat gold cover.
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Postby rkuchinsky » July 26th, 2017, 11:43 am

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Mr-914 wrote:It makes me wonder why haven't I seen someone take an iPhone apart and put it into a diamond encrusted 18 karat gold cover.



You aren't looking hard enough.

$15million, please. iPhone 5, but whatever.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417769,00.asp

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Re: Vertu is Dead

Postby luke007 » October 3rd, 2017, 6:38 am


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Instead of the epitome of luxury mobile phone brand it would have been great jewelry brand. Fate of Vertu was already decided earlier as the brand was sheer build quality driven as contrary to core technology driven.


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