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Lamborghini introduces Android for the moneyed set

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Lamborghini introduces Android for the moneyed set
Late last year, we saw Porsche and RIM get together to offer the Porsche branded BlackBerry P'9981 in the U.K. for the equivalent of $1,998. Now, another luxury car maker is introducing some new mobile devices for the wealthy. Lamborghini is introducing three new luxury handsets and an Android tablet in Russia. Two of the handsets are feature phones while the third is an Android powered smartphone.

Porche and RIM's BlackBerry P9981

Porche and RIM's BlackBerry P9981

The Lamborghini TL688 is also known as the Spyder. Featuring a 2 inch QVGA display, a 3MP camera on back that captures video, and a front-facing camera. The handset is equipped with 4GB of native storage and has GPRS/EDGE connectivity. The device has a hand-made leather body and back and will cost you 60,000 - 70,000 Russian rubles ($1,829 - $2,134 U.S. dollars). The Lamborghini TL 820 Spyder 2 has a 2.4 inch VGA screen, 1GB of internal storage that can be expanded to as much as 16GB, and a 1,200mAh battery. The phone has a 5MP rear facing camera and a VGA shooter in front. Like the first Spyder, the handset is made of gold and leather. The Lamborghini Spyder 2 is priced at 80,000 ruble ($2,438 U.S. dollars)

The Lamborghini TL700 smartphone costs 90,000 RUB, equivalent to $2,750 USD. For that sum you get a device equipped with a 3.7 inch WVGA Sapphire Crystal display, with an unknown Qualcomm processor under the hood. 4GB of native memory is on board and on back is a 5MP camera with a front-facing VGA shooter for self-portraits and video chat. A 1400mAh battery powers the phone. For the price, you might expect at least Android 4.0 to come installed out of the box, but instead Android 2.3 is powering the phone. Where the expense comes in is with the casing for the unit, which is made of gold plating and crocodile skin.

Last, but not least, is the Lamborghini L2800 tablet. The device offers a 9.7″ 1024 x 768 scratch-proof sapphire crystal display, with a 1.2GHz unknown Qualcomm processor under the hood. 512MB RAM and 4GB of native memory are on board and there is both a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing one. While the tablet is not made of Gold, it does have the Lamborghini name on it which of course is worth a pretty penny. While Gingerbread is running the show now, an update to Android 4.0 is expected.

There are no launch dates yet for the devices. 

sources: Hi-Tech@mail.ru (translated) via GSMArena



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posted on 09 Jun 2012, 00:57 14

1. quakan (Posts: 1156; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


What a waste of money

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 09:55 9

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Excellent choice for iPhone lovers!

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 00:59 7

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why get a good-looking phone that is impractical,when you can get a good-looking phone (while not having luxury materials)like the htc one x or s that are also practical at much lower prices?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:17 4

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3945; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because, it's Russia.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:40 1

24. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


My grandparents came from there, and to this day they laught at the idiocy of some of the people there, mostly the elite crowd. It's no different than the U.S., just that the Russian elite don't mind showing wealth and are not scared to do it. I saw some correspondence a while back from over there from some relatives and I laughed, as every 16-32 year old male is driving a Japanese import, and they all have dragons and wild Asian graphics on them, like it was "Fast and Furious" or something. Chicks like gaudiness over there, though, LOL.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:06

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, it is stupid.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:26 5

4. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I'm waiting for the Ferrari edition with android 2.2 Froyo

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 06:06

34. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Rolls Royce with cupcake..

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:30 1

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Doesn't even look good in my opinion.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:41

25. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


The smartphone looks like a gold-plated Casio Commando.

And just like it, I'm sure the build is great, but the UI is garbage.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:39 5

6. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


..........wow. those specs are bad by most standards.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:40 2

7. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


outdated but certainly high class I guess this solves the premium feel problem that apple sheep's talk about android calling stuff like the sgs3 plasticity and cheap. I hope Lamborghini have a quad core in mind for the future Lol

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:54 1

10. quakan (Posts: 1156; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Your Apple rant/segment was completely irrelevant.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:41

8. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


apple boys say sgs3 is cheap not me just clarification

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:43 1

26. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I'm not an Apple guy, but my opinion is the SGIII feels cheap for the price.

I just don't understand what it is all you guys see in Samsung.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 13:46 4

27. Tadoya (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Have you actually held a GSIII?

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 06:11 1

35. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i was quite surprised that the SGS3 feels premium, having been a fan of HTC, i wasn't really that impressed by samsung's finishes, the SGS2 feels rather too plasticky, but when i held the SGS3 for the first time, i was pleasantly surprised.. i even like it more than the One X..

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 01:51 1

9. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I guess that these phones are hiding to middle east since these pics show they has Arabic letters printed over the keys....

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 03:54 2

15. Luuthian (Posts: 205; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Maybe that explains the absolutely horrible specs...

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 08:47

20. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


*heading .....and Luuthian :how is that ?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 02:04 2

11. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It's gotta have a hexacore and other overkill specs to get priced that high.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 02:39 3

12. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Waste of Technology!!! they should invest this money on some Cellphone company to make better cellphones!

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 03:37 2

13. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Stupid!

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 03:55

16. Luuthian (Posts: 205; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I bet Lamborghini customers can hardly wait to part with $3000 for two year old tech.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 04:29 2

17. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i will never understand how they make these "ultra expencive" phones with really shiity internal components.

"look at me! i have a gold plated brand new phone that has parts from 2006!! Im special!!"

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 10:55 1

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


The same as Apple and customers are the same as iPhone users just with bigger budget.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:01

30. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the insides of these phones make an iphone look down right high tech. thats saaaaaad.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 07:52

18. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Oh come on, who would people spend that much money just for a luxury phone? This is insane, rich people are rich because they know how to save.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:34

23. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Yeah, but in Russia, they don't. Gaudy excess is HUGE. And, the class system is now seperating more rapidly there. The old guard and the elite in Russia just keep pocketing more. Plus, a big status symbol over there is women. Some of these cats might be sideloading money in the bank account, but they still got a lot, and some of it goes to keep their ten-year-plus younger "sidekicks" happy. Trust me.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 15:32

28. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


rich kids are rich because their daddies are rich,

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:02

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


true.

their parents knew how to save because they built the empire. the kids grew up with the golden spoon and just know how to spend... well most of them anyways. some actually are good at the business.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 08:03 1

19. JunitoNH (Posts: 864; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Wow!!! I never thought I would ever see the day of an Android device not made of plastic, keep up the good work Sammy.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 17:15

29. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Beautiful phone, looks like something that would come from a Stargate SG1 show.

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 21:06

32. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


All of that money and Lamborghini is incapable of creating a more high-end smartphone and tablet. That's excluding how terrible those products look.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 02:15

33. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Its too poshy and too elegant for me. Not my type. i Would prefer something simple yet good looking like my adorable Wildfire S.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 13:31

36. Mazdajdavis (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


People act like just because its pricey it should have a quad core processor and 5 gigs of ram, while i agree the specs are just sad and its point less to have those kind of specs in a phone like that. In the sceam of things Prossers and ram from china are cheap compared to safire crystal screens and hand made gold and crocodile cell phone body's nothing like that is coming out of china thats what your paying for. Plus if you got the pockets for that i dont think it would be much of a problem to have one made up with just about whatever specs you wanted.

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