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Luxury phone-maker Vertu find no buyers for its high-end devices

IANS  |  London 

Britain-based luxury phone-maker Vertu, which rolled out jewel encrusted smartphones costing as much as $46,600 is not finding buyers for its devices, setting the stage for its collapse, the media reported.

The company recently faced financial difficulties and will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed, BBC reported.

Nearly 200 jobs will be lost as a result of the company's liquidation.

"Well it's gone into liquidation and I'm not being paid by them any more," a spokesman for the firm was quoted as saying.

Vertu phones carry hefty price tags and one model featuring 18-carat red gold could cost as much as $46,600.

Vertu was founded by Nokia in 1998, but it was sold in 2012. The following year, Vertu switched from using Nokia's Symbian operating system to Google's Android.



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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 11:54 IST