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Tonino Lamborghini to launch luxury phones in Russia this summer

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Lamborghini is launching a line of luxury mobile devices in Russia, including two gold-plated feature phones, a tablet, and an Android smartphone.

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As if the Porsche Design BlackBerry weren't enough to satiate the desires of those seeking exorbitant smartphones, Tonino Lamborghini is here to help out those of a more Italian persuasion. Russian site Mail has the first details on the new Lamborghini lineup, which includes two gold-plated feature phones, a tablet, and an Android smartphone. The devices are expected to be released in Russia this August.

The TL700 smartphone has a body made of metal and crocodile skin with sapphire glass protecting the display, which might go some way to explaining why Lamborghini is asking 90,000 rubles ($2,758) for an Android 2.3 device with a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 display and a 5-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, the L2800 tablet has the same tempting blend of high price and middling specs, with a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 display, a 1.2GHz processor, and 512MB RAM.

The design isn't quite as ostentatious as the phones, without a hint of gold in sight, but the price of 75,000 rubles ($2,298) should at least give you something to mention at dinner parties. There's also the promise of an Android 4.0 update. No word on whether any of these products are set to ever leave Russia, but we'll let you know if so — with Vertu's future in doubt, there may well be a gap in the market.