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As expected, LG's Prada 3.0 handset has reportedly arrived through T-Mobile for customers in the UK. The launch follows equivalent offerings through Vodafone and Orange for £31 per month, though T-Mobile is requiring customers to sign up for a £36-per-month contract for two years.
LG will begin shipping its designer Prada Phone by LG 3.0 Android 2.3 smartphone in South Korea on January 5. LG had officially announced the phone earlier this month. Although not shipping until January, the phone will be available for pre-order on Thursday.
As expected, LG and Prada's upcoming handset has been shown off on Wednesday. The details confirm many of those leaked earlier. Along with its 4.3-inch Nova Plus screen, it gets a Prada-based texture on the back, its own docking station, and a matching Prada bag.
LG will officially show off its fashionista-oriented Prada Phone 3.0 on December 14, the invitation sent to Engadget indicates. The handset is being dubbed the Prada Phone by LG 3.0 in the invitation. The event is due to take place in London, England.
LG gave clues that the Prada K2 was coming soon by sending out a teaser image and early details. Now called hte Prada phone by LG 3.0, the device was shown in sketches with at least a slightly different design than what has leaked out in product renders. Its shape is dominated by the screen and moves the speaker to the top edge, and a slim design recalls the top side of an iPod nano with what looks to be semi-hidden speakers on a textured back.
Apple has lost a bid for an additional store location in Milan, Italy, says Macitynet.it. The company is noted to have been after a former McDonald's in the Galleria del Duomo, situated in the heart of the city. It has been outbid however by fashion vendor Prada, despite the latter already having a two-story outlet on the other side of the Galleria.
Versace today signaled its plans to get into the luxury phone field with a model of its own. The Italian design house isn't yet willing to provide full information but says it has worked with French electronics designers ModeLabs to develop a phone that it hopes will outclass similar offerings from Christian Dior, Prada and other upscale European labels. The phone is expected to cost more than the 3,500 Euros ($4,995) of the Christian Dior clamshell and should use high-end materials.
The Prada II handset from LG may soon be replaced by a third version that may use Android. According to LG, the new Prada will have new hardware to match its improved software, for better overall performance. Since the handset maker's second Android phone is already known to be sporting a QWERTY keyboard, it's believed the Prada III may become LG's first high-end device compared to the budget-ready Eve.
LG is developing a new designer phone that would specifically target the iPhone, the company's wireless chief Ahn Seung-kwon told Korea's Yonhap today. Only providing a teaser, he says the future device would ship in the fall and come within Black Label series that has so far been reserved for LG's best non-smartphones, such as the Arena and Viewty.
Korean electronics giant LG has overtaken Motorola for the third-place spot in world phone shipments this past year, tips reportedly passed on from within the company suggest. While no public tally is available, LG is said to have internally estimated that it has shipped about 100 million phones throughout the course of 2008, putting it just ahead of an estimated 99.9 million from its American rival. The number would also edge out Sony Ericsson's 96.6 million.