updated 11:55 am EST, Wed December 20, 2006
LG/Prada phone revealed?
Though the announcement of the LG/Prada collaboration was only made last week, Dial-a-Phone claims to have already acquired information and pictures (click below). It's reportedly based on the Korean KE850, which uses a touchscreen system to control all functions, displaying different interfaces as users navigate menus. The Prada version renders these interfaces in black-and-white, and actually strips the LG branding entirely in favor of the Prada name. The same applies to the candybar shell and the custom leather case. In spite of these luxury elements, the phone should still be priced in a reasonable range, nowhere near as expensive as the Dolce and Gabbana MOTORAZR. Dial estimates a cost closer to the Nokia N80 or the Sony Ericsson W950i. The product should initially ship to five European countries, starting in late March or early April.