The brother of the Colombian drug trafficker launched a folding smartphone in honor of Pablo Escobar.
Folding cell in honor of Pablo Escobar. / Photo: escobarinc.com
LatinAmerican Post | Marcela Peñaloza
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Did you know that there is a company called Escobar INC? The company, which exists since 1984, is led by Roberto Escobar, brother of the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, and Olof Kyros, CEO of the company.
According to the website, “Escobar Inc. manages and owns all intellectual property related to Pablo Escobar, such as copyright, registered trademarks and any other rights”. The company has become news in recent days for the recent launch of the smartphone in honor of the Colombian drug lord. This means that Roberto went from being the Medellín Cartel accountant to venturing into the world of technology and mobile devices.
In the past, the company had made headlines because of the lawsuits Roberto Escobar has filed against Netflix and Elon Musk. El Tiempo highlights that Escobar filed a lawsuit against the streaming company for not recognizing the rights it has over the Escobar surname in relation to the series of the same name. As for Musk, Escobar accused him of having copied a flamethrower.
Now, the company and Roberto Escobar are back in the media after the launch of Escobar Fold 1. Here we tell you the characteristics:
- It costs US $ 349
- It can only be purchased through the Escobar Inc page
- Only 100 thousand copies were manufactured
- It is gold and comes with a leather case as a gift
- It is foldable
- It has a 7.8 inch AMOLED HD screen when it is folded
- When it is extended, it looks like a Tablet
- The operating system is Android 9
- It has two cameras one of 16 and the other of 20 megapixels
- Two SIM cards can be inserted
- It has a memory of 128 GB
- There is a US $ 499 version that has a 512 GB memory
- Shipping is free
In the videos in which the smartphone is promoted, women in underwear can be seen holding the device and explaining the attractiveness of the cell phone.
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In an interview with Digital Trends, Roberto Escobar said that “Smartphones” from Apple and Samsung cost thousands of dollars and I will sell a phone that can double for only $ 349. My goal is to beat Apple and do it by myself, as I always have.”
Following its line of denouncing large and renowned companies, Escobar will file a lawsuit against Apple on January 6, 2020. “Apple cheats people with overpriced phones. We want to demand them so that the money is returned to many people who deserve it and I will make sure of this, ”Escobar said.