France is home to some of the most iconic fashion designers and artists in the world and Samsung has teamed up with two of them, Free Lance and Jean-Baptiste Rautureau, in order to create a new, exclusive variant of the Galaxy Alpha, entitled the Free Lance Bordeaux.
Gresso is famous for designing elaborate iPhones, dressing them in diamonds or gold. You can get them for around $30,000 a pop, but now the company has an Android phone, and you’ll only have to pay $1,800 to get it!
As part of its LE Radical series, the manufacturer has created the Radical R1, which is made of grade 5 solid titanium. A $2,300 version has a logo plate with white or yellow 18K gold, but the phone still has its titanium design.
The specs aren’t really that nice considering the price— Android 4.1.2, a 4.5-inch qHD screen, dual SIM, an 8MP rear shooter, 36GB internal storage, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz.
There are less than 1000 devices available, so if you have the money to spend, don’t wait too long!
The upcoming Oppo N1 will start shipping internationally this December, and one of its key features is that it will come with support to easily flash the CyanogenMod ROM. News also came in that there would be a limited edition version of the phone that would be pre-installed with CyanogenMod, and will be available at the same time as the regular variant.
A news release sent out today also mentioned that special features such as O-Touch and the O-Click Bluetooth remote will also be included. Elements of Oppo’s ColorOS will also be built in, with the ability to wake the phone by double-tapping its screen, much like LG’s “Knock-On” feature.
The limited edition variant will also come with some CyanogenMod extras, including a special edition case, stickers, and some other things. The best part of all this? The limited edition variant costs exactly the same as the standard version.
Anyone interested in picking one of these bad boys up?
For one week, Google is promoting Collectibles Week, an initiative to drive in-game sales for over 20 games in the Play Store. Using the psychological and persuasive technique known as scarcity, Google hopes to get gamers to buy or unlock limited edition items within these games. After the week is over, those items will no longer be available.
The collectible items range from Android themed clothing for Stardom: The A-List to a special gilded rifle, gold knuckles, and lots of gold for Crime City. Collectibles Week ends this Friday, so get your collectible item now.
Participating games are slightly different between the U.S. and internationally. Click the appropriate source link for your list.
Anyway, Sammy is doing this collaboration in celebration of selling over 5 million Galaxy S II’s in the Korean markets. That being said I must mention that this limited edition model is only available in Korea at this time and there is no word on its availability elsewhere. Sorry if I got your hopes up but if it’s just the pink SGSII you’re after, you can get that in the UK, Sweden and in Taiwan currently. For those who live in Korea and want the Bobbi Brown version, starting today you can get this device at Samsung’s “How To Live Smart” side project through the link below. Anyone getting one, or wish they could get one? Let us know in the comments.
The lucky ducks who work for Verizon will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition Motorola Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX. An employee at Verizon disclosed the details on this limited edition run in an email, including a free dock and a unique black and red pattern. They will also have “Limited Edition” engraved on the front, and a unique number engraved on the back. The employees can score this deal for $99 for a 16GB RAZR or $199 for a 32GB RAZR MAXX. They should be available sometime in April.
Source: Android and Me
I an attempt to dabble in gender specific marketing, Samsung has announced a new pink version of the Galaxy S II for the ladies and a Lions baseball edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the fellas. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such an attempt by a manufacturer, HTC did so with the Rhyme, and Huawei with the Tokidoki edition M835′s.
Sammy will be limiting the production of these new devices and the men will get more of a special treat rather than just a color change. The limited edition Lions tablet will come in special packaging and will include an official Lions jersey and autographed baseball. Sorry ladies, your special gift is the ability to accessorize with the color of pink, no charm dongle included.
Although the exterior of these devices may change, you can still expect the original amazing specs that millions have come to love. Either of these will make for a great new funky piece of mobile technology… if you can get a hold of one.