If you’ve been following us, you will know we recently featured a gallery of the new LG flagship, the LG Prada II KF900 and it’s new sidekick bluetooth watch. Here’s now another gallery from Electricpig featuring them getting hands on with some of the cool functionalities of the new Prada phone. And don’t forget, that really cool bluetooth watch.
Also, let’s not forget, the new LG Prada II KF900 have also learnt some new tricks which makes it far more superior than its predecessor and probably a number of touchscreen phones that are currently available on the high streets…
It’s not heavily advertised, and if we’re honest, it came as a bit of a surprise, but the new Prada Phone will react to more than one finger at a time… well, two fingers, anyway.
Delve into the photo viewer, web browser or document editor, and you’ll be able to pinch pictures, web pages and text to zoom in and out. Take that iPhone!
As well as an accelerometer to rotate its screen, the Prada Phone measures G-force when you fling it about. It’s demonstrated in the built-in Flying Dices game, which ‘challenges’ you to roll a pair of dice, and although its name is grammatically incorrect, the way it measures force, not just orientation, is pretty neat.
Work with Prada Link
OK, it’s not such a big hidden talent, but it’s one that can’t be copied by any other phone. LG says the Prada Link Bluetooth watch will only function if it’s paired with a Prada Phone. A touch snobbish, if you ask us.
It’ll open almost anything
Considering it’s a fashion phone, the new Prada has an impressive set of codecs on board. As well as chewing up DivX movies, it’ll happily play MP3, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WAV, 3GP, AMR-NB, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, RA, RV, PDF, Text and Microsoft Office files. We reckon that’s more than any other ‘dumb’ handsets around, and puts the Prada on a level playing field with a lot of full-blown smartphones.
While the iPhone resolutely refuses to run more than one application at a time, the Prada Phone will mull over seven of them at once. OK, you’re going to struggle to find that many worth running simultaneously, since it lacks 3rd party app support, but still, it’s nice to have the option.
As you will know, along with the launch of the LG Prada II also known as KF900 last week. LG also unveiled a very cool bluetooth watch which links with the phone, making the Prada II much more manly-er phone than its predecessor.
If you perhaps by any chance missed this news, we recommend you visit our friends at TechChee who have thoroughly described the news regarding its launch.
For now, we’d just like to showcase you some further images of both these new gizmos from LG:
LG Electronics and PRADA today announced that the partnership that created the PRADA Phone by LG will release its second handset later this year. Almost identical to the highly successful original, the new very stylish mobile has a hidden secret. An ultra-thin keyboard which slides out from under the handset! As serenely as it appears it slides invisibly, effortlessly away – a modern icon of mobile style and design with an extra competitive edge.
The new Prada phone by LG is the highly anticipated successor to the original Prada phone, which first brought Prada together with LG, one of the most advanced technology companies in the world.
The Prada phone made history as the first full touch-screen phone to reach the market. With all the characteristics of the most digitally enhanced phones it was also a powerful aesthetic pioneer and quickly established its hold on the industry with over 1 million design-conscious users demanding handsets.
Its elegant good looks combined with a digitally sophisticated interface made it instantly appealing. The culmination of Prada research and development in the complete interior as well as exterior design and functionality of the phone and accessories was key to this success.
The unique QWERTY keyboard available only with the new mobile is designed for maximum ease of use. The metallic feel makes it a pleasure to touch and type, complimenting the slick design aesthetic. The silver keyboard along with the additional on-screen, call and hang-up buttons gives fresh tactility to the original minimal concept.
Other major enhanced features include 3G compatibility with video calling, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, full HTML browser, the 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens, and Wi-Fi accessibility.
This second generation of Prada handset if you like by LG is not just for pleasure, as you may already have realised, this is a luxury design accessory that sports some major improvements in comparison to its predecessor. This will allow it to compete on every level with some of the latest mobiles, hand held devices and smartphones currently in or coming into the market.
The latest, new Prada mobile will be available with a starting price of 600 Euros through major mobile dealerships in Italy, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands in the 4Q of 2008.
We don’t know exactly what the evidence is to this rumor, then again, nor do most rumors. LG might soon be launching the PRADA II (or 2), and it looks like it will feature a fancy slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Though I don’t own a LG PRADA, I did have the chance to play around with my mates sometime ago and I didn’t like the way the touch screen responds, it was abit jerky, especially when you’re in a hurry and need to type a quick text message. So this new speculated PRADA II which might feature a slide-out keyboard is definitely something that I would support and like to see. Let’s hope this is not just a photoshopped picture false rumor.
As for other info, well, there isn’t any, but here’s what Boy Genius Report assumes its specs will be…
We can assume the PRADA II will have 3G, a 2 megapixel or better camera, and probably some nice internal memory.
As for myself, I would probably wait and see if there will even be a LG PRADA 2, so don’t get too excited just yet!
[via Boy Genius Report]