LG teams up with Prada for 'LG Prada 3.0' Android smartphone

Third time's the charm, right? LG and Prada are once again riding into the sunset with a co-designed cellphone. It's the third LG Prada in the line and naturally, it's the beefiest one yet. If the devil wears Prada, I might just have two pointy red ears and a spade-shaped tail.

Released in 2007, the original LG Prada was a sexy slab of touchscreen goodness, but as BGR kindly recounts, the iPhone destroyed it before it had a real chance to storm the industry.

Then in 2008, LG and Prada tacked on a larger screen and added a QWERTY keyboard into the LG Prada II. Still, it wasn't enough to win back the lion's pie that Apple was already beginning to take with its iPhone.

The LG Prada 3.0 is kind of like a reboot. It has an even larger 4.3-inch NOVA display (fancy definition for "super bright") with an 800x480 resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread (upgradeable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 8GB of internal storage (expandable via micro SD cards) and an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED and autofocus.

It's unclear what direction LG is taking with Android in this phone; is the entire OS black and white? But at least the LG Prada 3.0 looks still has handsome looks. For a smartphone with a designer brand on it, it had better look and feel good. How it performs is a different story.

Bestboyz.de says that the LG Prada 3.0 will launch in January. No official LG announcements have been ad eyet, but hey, if you want a Prada-branded smartphone, the wait might soon be over.

Bestboyz.de (German), via BGR

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