Tonino Lamborghini L2800 tablet and TL700 phone rumble in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)

Looks like Russia isn't the only place with an appetite for overly expensive gadgets. Following the original launch last month, two of the four latest Tonino Lamborghini devices have made their way over to Hong Kong. Pictured above is the L2800 tablet which has since been upgraded from Android 2.3 to 4.0.3, but the hardware remains the same: a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm chip, 9.7-inch 1,024 x 768 display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD expansion, along with 3G connectivity, two- and five-megapixel cameras front and back, four obviously redundant capacitive buttons, 7,500mAh battery and, sadly, a proprietary dock connector. All of this plus the nicely crafted titanium chassis weigh 850g, and it'll cost you just HK$13,800 or about US$1,780. Hey, quit moaning -- it's a massive reduction from the US$2,320 price tag in Russia.


On the other hand, the Switzerland-assembled TL700 smartphone is very much the same as before: still Android Gingerbread, 3.7-inch 800 x 480 display with sapphire screen, 0.3- and five-megapixel cameras, 1,400mAh battery, 316L fine stainless steel body and genuine leather back. No word on which Qualcomm processor lies within, but we do know that all of this adds up to 190g in weight. In fact, this phone's been in the area since February this year, which makes us wonder how many of the 650 limited edition phones have actually been sold. Anyhow, Danny Mak from Engadget Chinese used the opportunity to get his hands on one, and he found the grip to be much nicer than that of the more expensive Tag Heuer Link thanks to the texturized sides. Oh, and that SOS button on the right? Hitting it would automatically dial the preset emergency number -- presumably for in case you crash your sports car or, ironically, get robbed. Still interested? Then you'll have to fork out HK$21,800 or US$2,810. For now, enjoy Danny's hands-on video above.