Lamborghini unveils £1,480 Android tablet, gold-plated phone

Trimmed in gold and crocodile skin, the new line of Lamborghini Android phones isn't exactly understated -- and neither are the prices.

These are some seriously fast phones -- and we're not talking processor speeds. Check out the new line of luxury phones from Lamborghini, with supercar styling -- and supercar prices.

Russian site Mail.ru reports that Lamborgini has revved up two new feature phones, and an Android smart phone and tablet. And when we say supercar styling, we're not talking understated. Read on for the details of these ostentatious Androids.

The smart phone is the TL700, pictured above. It sports a 3.7-inch, 800x480-pixel screen faced with sapphire glass. It runs Android 2.3 and is trimmed in crocodile skin, all for just £1,776.

The tablet is the Lamborghini L2800 tablet, which offers a 9.7-inch high-definition screen, a 1.2GHz processor and 512MB RAM for the price of four iPads: £1,480. It will get Ice Cream Sandwich at some stage however, which is surely priceless.

Lamborghini has for many years lent its name to a line of Asus laptops, including last year's Asus-Automobili Lamborghini VX7 and Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 . The Lambo laptops are a bit more affordable, thankfully.

Lamborghini isn't the only car manufacturer looking to hit the road with its own mobile phone. My other phone's a Porsche Design P'9981 , sold in Harrods for £1,275.

Even more expensive is watch brand Tag Heuer's Racer luxury Android phone for £2,300. Then there's Nokia's plutocratic brand Vertu, including the £17,300 Vertu Constellation Quest .

But even that's dwarfed by the price tag on the AEsir AE + Y . This solid-gold phone is a solid-gold bargain at just £36,000 -- a mere trifle for your average movie star or second-division oil oligarch.

Lamborghini phones are released in Russia this August, whch means they'll probably be in Chelsea not long after. Are the Lambo blowers the height of cool or the depths of crass? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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