Fancy a ‘Lamborghini’ for less than £1,500? Well now’s your chance. They’re not cars, though — the Lambo goodies in question are trio of mobile phones and an Android tablet. Sorry to get your hopes up.
The devices are created by Tonino Lamborghini — a company created by the son of Automobili Lamborghini founder Ferrucio.
The first of these devices, according to mail.ru, is the Lamborghini TL688 Spyder. It’s a feature phone (aka a dumb phone) with a 2-inch screen with a resolution of 240×320 pixels. It records video and images via a 3 megapixel camera, stores data on 4GB of internal memory and packs a front-facing camera, though whether this is for video calling or applying make-up has yet to be confirmed. It’ll set you back a quite unreasonable £1,380.
Tonino Lamborghini is putting its name to a second dumb phone known as the TL820 Spyder 2. This is a 3G model with a slightly larger 2.4-inch screen running at 640×480 pixels. It boasts twin cameras with 0.3 and 5 megapixel resolutions, 1GB of upgradeable storage, a 2.5mm audio jack (ordinary 3.5mm headphones won’t fit) and a 1,200mAh battery. It’s yours for a measly £1,578.
Next up is an Android smartphone known as the TL700. This bad boy uses a Qualcomm processor pumping visuals through a 3.7-inch display. It doesn’t run Android so geeks with Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets will laugh at you, but they’ll eat their guffaws when you tell them the TL700 is finished in crocodile skin. They may, however, begin sniggering again when you tell them you’ve paid £1,771 for it.
Last but not least is the L2800, a full-size Lambo-badged Android tablet. It uses a large 9.7-inch screen with an impressive 1,024×768-pixel resolution, has twin cameras — a 2-megapixel snapper on the front and a 5-megapixel unit on the rear — and uses a 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU. Initially, the L2800 will use an older version of Android, 2.3 to be specific, but this is upgradeable to the latest Android 4.0 in the future. It’s yours for £1,478.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Lamborghini name attached to consumer tech. Automobili Lamborghini has teamed up with Asus several times, lending its name to the a range of laptops.
What do you think, would you rock a gaudy, gold Lambo phone? Are you feeling the crocodile skin exterior? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.
Update: This article has been edited to clarify the relationship between Tonino Lamborghini and Automobili Lamborghini.