Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri: A $6,000 telephone for individuals with cash to burn
Know-how can remedy the best issues dealing with humanity. However it could additionally reveal man’s weak spot for gaudy and ineffective icons of luxurious. Enter the 88 Tauri, the newest smartphone for wealthy people from Lamborghini. For $6,000 you get a telephone that is all leather-based and metal, toting a 5-inch display and a quad-core Qualcomm 801 processor. Its hardware would not be misplaced in units launched earlier this yr, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a step up from what different ridiculous luxurious entries supply, just like the Porsche-designed BlackBerry P’9883 or Vertu’s inexplicably profitable lineup. Just one,947 models will probably be made, which provides yet one more tempting layer of exclusivity. Anticipate it to be on each wealthy previous dude’s want listing when it goes on sale later this month.
Clearly, then, this is not a gadget aimed toward most individuals. However it makes us marvel if we’ll ever see luxurious units that provide one thing really fascinating past an ostentatious model identify. Would not true opulence be extra akin to having a smartphone that lasts for days, when the plebes are fiddling for his or her chargers? Or maybe gaining access to the quickest processors months earlier than they attain shopper units? If wealthy people actually need to throw their cash round, would not it’s value spending it on one thing that appears yanked from the longer term, slightly than on costly cosmetic surgery atop previous tech?