LG and Prada To Release Android-Powered Collaboration Next Year

LG and Prada have announced to the world that they’re still the best of friends and are already collaborating on a new mobile phone. The unlikely partnership began in 2006 and the fruits of their love appeared a year later in the shape of the KE850, one of the very first touchscreen phones.

While the original LG Prada may have earned its place in a couple of design museums around the world, for techies at least, it’ll be remembered for its awful resistive screen which made operation almost impossible. A year or so later saw the release of the KF900 Prada 2, which added new features such as 3G along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Since then, times have obviously been difficult for the loved-up pair, as this week they’ve felt the need to hold a special ‘signing ceremony’ (yes, really) in Seoul to renew their vows…or something equally as daft. With the ink still drying, talk turned to the chance of a new phone and sure enough, the Prada 3.0 will be coming out early next year.

The press release was accompanied by an artist’s impression of the handset, where it looks dark and mysterious, and it was difficult to ascertain whether it was the Prada K2 spotted earlier in the year. If it is the same device it promises to have a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera and Android Gingerbread.

Sounds good, but if LG and Prada really want it to standout, Gingerbread needs to be swapped for Ice Cream Sandwich. Another one for Mobile World Congress, perhaps?

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