Lamborghini Now Making Android Tablets And SmartphonesBy: Zach Walton - June 11, 2012
When you hear the word Lamborghini, what do you think of? Luxury cars? Tractors? SUVs? How about crappy Android devices? You wouldn’t think that the manufacturer of luxury cars would make luxury Android devices, but they do. What’s even better is that these so called “luxury Android devices” are absolute trash.
Russian tech site, hi-tech.mail got their hands on some shots of the new Lamborghini luxury Android smartphone and tablet. These are real and they are ridiculously expensive. How expensive? Hi-tech.mail puts the cost at about 90,000 rubles, or $2,760 USD. At that price, the phone should be top of the line, right?
Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Android phone is about the worst possible deal for your money. For one, it’s only running Android 2.3 and has a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm processor. The resolution is only 800×480 at 3.7 inches. It does have two cameras, but the front camera is only 0.3MP while the back is a paltry 5MP. But hey, at least it comes in a nice box.
If you thought the embarrassment couldn’t get any worse, just wait until you see the Lamborghini tablet. It’s processor is even worse than the phone clocking it at only 1.2 GHz. It sports 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. Thankfully, it can be expanded with an SD card slot. It has two terrible cameras again with the front being only 2MP and the back the same as the phone at 5MP. The only decent thing about the display is that it’s 9.7 inches at a resolution of 1024×768. Of course, it ships with Android 2.3, but they claim it can be upgraded to 4.0. With those specs, why even bother?
Just like the phone, the only real appeal of the Lamborghini tablet is that it comes in a nice box. It’s kind of sad when one of the world’s premier automobile manufacturers can’t even get the basics of a decent tablet down. If you still want to get a hold of a Lamborghini tablet, it will set you back 75,000 Rubles, or $2,291 USD.
I will admit, these phones look really nice. Looking nice can only get you so far though. Only the most self-indulgent of people would be willing to pay over $2,000 for a crappy phone in exchange for luxury. I paid $20 for my phone after contract and it’s better than what Lamborghini has cooked up. I think that’s enough evidence for Lamborghini to just stick to making cars.