Lamborghini intros luxury Android smartphone (TL700), tablet (L2800)
Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini has unveiled three own-branded phones, and one own-branded tablet in Russia. They’re all luxury devices and, interestingly, the tablet and one of the handsets run Android.
The Android handset is called Lamborghini TL700. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features a 3.7 inch WVGA sapphire crystal display, a Qualcomm processor of unknown speed, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1,400 mAh battery. Its case is made out of expensive materials, including gold and crocodile skin. The TL700 will cost 90,000 RUB (about €2,200, or $2,750), and this is what it looks like:
The Lamborghini tablet – L2800 – disappointingly also runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it reportedly will receive an update to Android 4.0 ICS at some point. The tablet comes with a 9.7 inch, 1024×768 pixels sapphire crystal display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor (probably single-core), 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and an arguably nice pair of speakers on the back. The L2800 will cost 75,000 RUB (about €1,840, or $2,290).
The two other phones that Lamborghini showcased – TL688 Spyder and TL820 Spyder 2 – are just featurephones with a similar design. The TL688 Spyder offers a 2 inch QVGA display, GPRS / EDGE connectivity, 3MP rear camera, and 4GB of internal storage space. The TL820 Spyder 2 sports a 2.4 inch screen with a high 640 x 480 pixel resolution, and features 3G, a 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of internal memory (expandable), and a 1,200 mAh battery. Gold and leather have been used to create the cases of both hadnsets. The TL688 is priced at 60,000 to 70,000 RUB, while the TL820 is more expensive: 80,000 RUB.
All four new Lamborghini products should become available in Russia starting August. There’s no word if any of them will make it to other markets or not.
As some of you may already know, it’s not the first time when Lamborghini ventures into the mobile space. Back in 2008, it collaborated with Asus to launch the ZX1 phone, but the project was cancelled eventually. In 2009, the Italian car maker teamed up with TAG Heuer, and introduced the Meridiist Lamborghini – a limited edition luxury handset.