Android chosen as OS for $10,000 handset

Mar 04, 2013, 11:29 AM EST
General view of the atmosphere at Vertu and Gelila and Wolfgang Puck Celebrate the Oscars and Dream for Africa Foundation at CUT on February 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
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The Vertu TI costs USD $10,000, and is obviously for consumers with money to burn. The company is looking to Asia and Europe for successful sales, and chose Android because of the flexibility in software development, application availability, and device integration. Vertu's choice highlights the relevance of Google's operating system over Microsoft's Windows Phone.