TAG Heuer is iconic brand that is synonymous with time pieces, but phones, now that’s a different story. However, the watch manufacturer has plans for a high end, virtually indestructible phone called the LINK.
It will ship with Android 2.2 and sport a 3.5-inch touchscreen covered in that ultra tough Gorilla Glass we saw at CES. Storage is just 256MBs, but it does ship with an 8GB microSD card, which of course can be upgraded to 32GB if you so choose. The camera capture 5 megapixel photos and we assume 720p video.
TAG says that the phone is virtually impregnable to water/dust and damage from drops, though we’re skeptical until someone takes this thing to the gun range, or a derivation there of. You’ll have your choice of finishes, of course depending on what you wanna spend, which includes steel, 18k rose gold, and titanium. Trim options include leather, rubber, alligator, leather and a variety of other materials.
So what does a phone of this breadth cost? Well, it starts at 4,700 Euros, and you can bet your ass that doesn’t include the gold finish.
Full spec list after the ‘leap’
Size: 118mm (H) x 67mm (W) x 16.6mm (D)
OS: Android 2.2
Form factor: Bar type touch screen
Weight: 200 grams (battery included)
3G Talk time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Stand by time: up to 330hrs (~14 days)
Battery included: Li-lon 1400mAh
SMS / MMS / Email (Predictive Text Input XT9)
Image formats supported: JPEG / GIF / BMP
Sound formats supported: MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / RA / WMA
AGPS, Wifi, WAPI
Compatible with any SIM card
Edge & HSUPA (3G)
4 Band GSM/Tri Band WCDMA
Music / Photo & Video
Internal memory: 256 MB
Memory card: 8GB
Music play time: 11 hours
Photo & Video
LCM Screen: TFT 3.5”
Screen resolution: 800*480 pixels – 16 millions of colors
5 Mega Pixel Camera Auto Focus
Video player and recorder
Android Market with up to 250 000 applications such as:
Adobe Flash Reader
Google Search, Google Maps
GMail , You Tube , E-Blogger
316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather,
Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard
An entry price of 4700€.