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World Pablo Escobar's brother launches smartphone - and vows to sue Apple

17:53  05 december  2019
17:53  05 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Roberto Escobar , brother of notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo , is taking the family business in a new direction with a foldable smartphone . Launched with a bevy of glamorous Russian models, the device was met with hilarity online. The ‘ Escobar Fold 1’ is Escobar Inc’ s flagship smartphone device

However, Roberto Escobar , brother of deceased Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar , is offering his own take on the folding phone for just 9. Speaking to Digital Trends, Escobar commented, "I have told many people that I would beat Apple and I will.

The brother of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has launched a rather unexpected product: a foldable gold smartphone.

Pablo Escobar's grinning mugshot is a default background on the Escobar Fold 1. Pics: Escobar Inc© Other Pablo Escobar's grinning mugshot is a default background on the Escobar Fold 1. Pics: Escobar Inc

Roberto Escobar claims the $349 (AU$511) device - which is similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X - is unbreakable.

Promotional stills of the Escobar Fold 1 feature Pablo's grinning mugshot as a default background, and an advert for the phone features scantily dressed models in heels.

In an interview with Digital Trends, Mr Escobar said: "My phone cannot break, because I did not have to make a glass screen like Samsung.

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PABLO Escobar ' s brother has ' launched ' a gold smartphone with the help of a bevvy of naked models. Publicity-mad Roberto Escobar unveiled the 9 It comes just weeks after Roberto vowed to "take down" Elon Musk, claiming the tech billionaire stole his idea for a novelty flamethrower.

It seems Escobar has his sights set on beating Apple rather than Samsung—he plans to file a class-action lawsuit against Cupertino next year. Between the bizarre ad filled with women in lingerie, the image of Pablo being used as a background, and the whole Apple thing, it does appear quite shady.

"Our screen is made of a special type of plastic, and we still have the best resolution. Our special plastic is very difficult to break."

Mr Escobar says he is determined to take on major tech giants - and he has the bold ambition of "beating Apple" and achieving dominance in the competitive smartphone market.

Roberto Escobar claims the Escobar Fold 1 is unbreakable© Getty Roberto Escobar claims the Escobar Fold 1 is unbreakable

He has also revealed plans to sue Apple next month, and the entrepreneur says his lawyers are preparing a "$30bn class-action lawsuit for being "scammers" and "cheating the people and selling worthless phones".

a group of people posing for the camera: The advert for the Escobar Fold 1 gold folding smartphone features scantily clad models© Other The advert for the Escobar Fold 1 gold folding smartphone features scantily clad models

Pablo Escobar, who led the Medellin Cartel in Colombia, was 44 when he was shot dead by police 25 years ago.

Often called "The King of Cocaine", he was one of the wealthiest criminals in history.

The drug lord's cartel supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the US at the height of his career - making $21.9bn  a year.

Forbes listed him as the world's seventh-richest man in 1989 with an estimated net worth of $9bn.

He donated 443 houses to formerly homeless people, and among locals, he was referred to as the "Colombian Robin Hood".

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