By Stephen Schenck | January 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Of all the special “boutique” smartphones we’ve seen recently, the Prada phone by LG 3.0 is arguably one of the best-looking (right up there with LG’s Jil Sander phone). After hearing about it for a while, LG finally made things official mid-last-month, formally announcing the coming availability of the dual-core Android. While these types of phones can end up being quite eye-catching, we’ve learned to tread carefully around them when it comes to subject of cost. Some end up priced quite reasonably, with just a small premium over a mass-market phone, but there are always exceptions, like the Porsche Design BlackBerry we just saw get a $2000 price tag. Details on the Prada phone’s launch have now landed, and it’s thankfully going to be quite affordable.
Smartphone users in the UK will have the opportunity to buy the Prada phone by LG 3.0 starting the second week of February. For this stylish handset, they’ll have to shell-out the equivalent of about $660. That’s off-contract, though, so it’s really no more expensive than many of the regular smartphones we see.
The Prada phone features a 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and supports high-speed 21Mbps HSPA+ communications.