LG Electronics recently announced it has teamed up with the always chic Prada to develop "an innovative and iconic mobile phone." LG previously collaborated with Roberto Cavalli to create an Ultra Slim UMTS Phone (shown at right).
Apparently, the first LG Prada phone will combine high-end technology with avant-garde design. LG claims the joint effort focused on the key elements inside the phone, such as software, user interface and music as well as its look, for example design and packaging. Photos of the gadget have not been released.
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The initial launch is planned for early 2007, with distribution starting in Europe (first in Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany), followed by countries in Asia such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. I'm still on the fence when it comes to designer phones, but when I hear Marc Jacobs wants to team up with Blackberry I might change my mind.
Update: Check out the leaked Prada phone pictures.