Lamborghini probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of phones, but apparently they are releasing a new range of luxury phones and tablets aimed at the Russian market. There are two feature phones in the line, the TL 688 Spyder and the TL 820 Spyder 2. Both of these are just basic feature phones and look about the same, with the top picture here being the Spyder and the one right below this text being the TL 820. What’s the difference? The TL 688 has a 2-inch QVGA display, 3MP camera with video recording, 4GB internal memory and GPRS/EDGE connectivity. The TL 820, on the other hand, has a 2.4-inch VGA display, a 4MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, 1GB expandable memory up to 16GB, and 1,200 mAh battery. Both have gold and leather around them.
What’s not surprising is that these are expensive, but what is at least a little surprising to me is that people are still willing to pay around $1800-$2,500 for ‘dumb phones’ just because they are luxury devices.
The third phone revealed is the TL700, which at $2,743 US dollars is at least a smartphone. The TL700 has Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a Qualcomm Processor, 3.7-inch 800×480 display, 5MP camera on back, VGA on front, and 4GB internal memory with a 1,400mAh battery. The phone’s design is gold plated with a sapphire glass coating for the display and crocodile skin backing.
Want a Lamborghini tablet instead? No problem, if you have $2,286 US dollars you can get your hands on the L2800 which features a 9.7-inch 1024×768 display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable internal memory, and Android 2.3 (though a 4.0 update is planned).
Official release dates have yet to hit the net, and while I can’t help but wonder why people would pay these kind of prices, I will admit that all of these devices look absolutely stunning.
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