Tag Heuer Link Smart Phone: A $6,800 Android 2.2 (Froyo) Smartphone Debut

Tag Heuer is a division of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy luxury goods conglomerate, debuts its "Link Smartphone," another device in the very small "Luxury Android" category that carries an almost $7,000 pricetag.The chassis of this devic comes in 316L Stainless steel, 18k gold or titanium with trim in rubber, alligator, lizard or calfskin/carbon leather, […]

Tag Heuer is a division of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy luxury goods conglomerate, debuts its "Link Smartphone," another device in the very small "Luxury Android" category that carries an almost $7,000 pricetag.

The chassis of this devic comes in 316L Stainless steel, 18k gold or titanium with trim in rubber, alligator, lizard or calfskin/carbon leather, and the 3.5" screen is made of Corning's Gorilla Glass.

Link Smartphone runs on Android 2.2 with what appears to be a custom Tag Heuer skin, has 256 MB of RAM and an 8GB SD card, a single 5 Megapixel camera, and an undisclosed applications processor speed. The Tag Heuer Link comes in quad-band GSM and tri-band CDMA models, and has Bluetooth 2.1, AGPS, and "wi-fi" (presumably 802.11 b/g.)

Main characteristics
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

Messaging
SMS / MMS / Email (Predictive Text Input XT9)
Image formats supported: JPEG / GIF / BMP
Sound formats supported: MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / RA / WMA

Connectivity
Stereo Bluetooth
AGPS, Wifi, WAPI
Compatible with any SIM card

Radio
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

Applications
Android Market with up to 250 000 applications such as:
Adobe Flash Reader
Google Search, Google Maps
GMail , You Tube , E-Blogger

Phone Materials
316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather,
Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard

Here're few more pictures of Link Smartphone:

The starting price on this smartphone is expected to be €4700, and Tag Heuer has not announced international availability or regional pricing.

Though it's pricey, but it's certainly not the most expensive Android phone. That honor goes to the Ulysse Nardin Chairman, a custom-built Android smartphone which first appeared last year in various combinations that cost upwards of $130,000.

[Via:ablogtoread]