LG Electronics formally announced (after pre-announcing it in September) that it will release its second Prada handset (model LG KF900) by the end of the year. The biggest difference with its predecessor is the addition of a new slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Almost identical to the highly successful original, the new telephone has a hidden secret. In one smooth movement the ultra-thin keyboard slides 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.
While the press release is light on specifications, earlier leaks and Unwired View have provided a great number of details. The LG KF900 Prada II will come with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band (900/2100MHz) 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity, a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 5MP camera, front-facing camera, an FM radio, TV-out, a microSDHC card slot (up to 8GB), and a 950mAh battery.
The Prada II handset will be available in Italy, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands by the end of the year and will sell for €600 (about USD$800).