updated 05:55 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2011
Designer phone ships with dock and Prada bag
LG will begin shipping its designer Prada Phone by LG 3.0 Android 2.3 smartphone in South Korea on January 5. LG had officially announced the phone earlier this month. Although not shipping until January, the phone will be available for pre-order on Thursday.
In addition to a texture back characteristic of the famed designer, buyers will also will get a special docking station and a matching Prada bag. The phone itself centers on a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, a high-brightness 800-nit 4.3-inch 800x400 Nova display, and an eight-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video. The phone will also be NFC enabled.
Retail price in Korea for the phone is 899,800 won ($783 USD) without a contract. Pricing for the phone on plan is 160,000 to 260,000 won ($139 to $226 USD), depending on the type of two-year plan. Neither LG nor Prada has set a firm date for other countries, but it will most likely go to Europe next.