Lamborghini introduces Android for the moneyed set

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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36 Comments

1. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

What a waste of money

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Excellent choice for iPhone lovers!

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because, it's Russia.

24. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

37. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, it is stupid.

4. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

34. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Rolls Royce with cupcake..

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Doesn't even look good in my opinion.

25. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

6. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

7. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 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

10. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Your Apple rant/segment was completely irrelevant.

8. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

apple boys say sgs3 is cheap not me just clarification

26. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

27. Tadoya

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Have you actually held a GSIII?

35. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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..

9. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

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

15. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Maybe that explains the absolutely horrible specs...

20. infernal88

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

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

11. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

12. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

13. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Stupid!

16. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

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

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!"

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

18. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

28. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

rich kids are rich because their daddies are rich,

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