Jun 28 AT 10:49 AM Edgar Cervantes 15 Comments

Video: Tag Heuer Link Phone; the first luxurious, rugged device

This $6,700 device is the first to mix luxury with toughness in an Android smartphone. The device itself is fairly good, but it’s definitely not designed for the average tech nerd. Most of us can’t afford its price, so it’ll probably be directed towards rich/powerful/famous people. The popular watch maker, Tag Heuer, has decided to make this a device that looks nice and fancy, while enduring all the rough conditions you may put it through.

As Android fans, we like options, and Tag Heuer’s Link Phone has some! The device comes in three flavorful designs:  Steel, 18k rose gold (now you can say you have a gold phone!) and titanium. While these metals are great, Tag Heuer has also mixed in other fancy materials, including rubber, leather, alligator skin to match your boots and even diamonds. Check out the designs below!

TAG-Heuer-LINK_Perspective TAG-Heuer-Link-Full-Rose-Gold-Black-Alligator TAG-Heuer-Link-Stainless-Steel-Black-Alligator- TAG-Heuer-Link-Stainless-Steel-Brown-Alligator

Now that we’ve accessorized your wardrobe, let’s get down to business. The specs aren’t too bad compared to other devices out there, but they’re definitely not $6,700 good.

Tag Heuer Link Phone Specifications:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 5 MP camera with auto focus
  • 3.5-inch display (800×480)
  • 256 MB Internal Memory, with 8 GB micro SD card
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • Stereo bluetooth, AGPS, WiFi, WAPI
  • SIM card unlocked
  • Edge & HSUPA (3G)
  • 4 Band GSM/Tri Band WCDMA

Those who purchase this device probably won’t care too much about specs. What really matters about these phones is the design and the exclusivity. Check out the dramatic video below, and let us know if you’d be interested in one of these bad boys! I’d personally go with the stainless steel and black alligator skin, if I was rich and didn’t care about specs. What’s your pick?

Show Press Release
Unlike anything else on the luxury market, the TAG Heuer LINK is a high-performance machine of unprecedented functionality. Extreme reliability and robustness are guaranteed through a battery of quality tests well exceeding industry standards.

Stand out features include lightning-fast connectivity, 16-million color screen resolution, a large 3.5’’ display, a high-definition 5-mega-pixel auto-focus camera, 11 hours of music play time, and, through its avant-garde Android operating system, download access to over 250,000 applications. It also comes fully loaded with a host of TAG Heuer add-ons: customized screen designs,widgets, animations, wallpapers, icons and ring tones.

Swiss Watchmaking tradition allied with the latest in high-tech telephony

The TAG Heuer LINK is instantly recognizable as a top-end TAG Heuer product, avant-gardeboth for its ergonomic design and its very contemporary elegance. Motion, purity, curve, precision, a shimmering dynamism in its form and silhouette – these are its signature values.

The luxury handset is composed of classic watch components and cutting-edge technology. Fully shockproof, the body is engineered like the case of a TAG Heuer watch. As airtight and locked-down as a strong box, it provides full protection of the precious contents – your videos, photos, files and data – sealed in its interior.

Other signature TAG Heuer references include the screws on the handset’s reinforced chassis, which echo those on the casebacks of TAG Heuer chronographs. The unique autolock system on the side, which gives quick access to the SIM card, the connection port and the memory card, sports the TAG Heuer’s shield in black lacquer and looks like a classic TAG Heuer timepiece crown.

A luxury design object of ultimate prestige and performance

Luxuriously crafted and detailed, the TAG Heuer LINK incorporates the most prestigious materials and advanced components in the watchmaking and automotive worlds, including black PVD, diamonds and rose gold. The mirror-polished and fine-brushed stainless steel is premium grade surgical 316L, corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic. The big display front is made from visually stunning, lightweight, and highly damage-resistant Gorilla glass®. The exclusive, hand-worked coverings are in calfskin, alligator or lizard. Every material, precious stone and exotic skin or leather is sourced within the strictest industry standards.

Exclusively launched in TAG Heuer retailers in July 2011, the TAG Heuer LINK is the essential work hard/play instrument, ideal for business and entertainment. Like thewatchmaking heritage that inspires it, it delivers avant-garde luxury with uncompromisingstrength, precision and reliability. A communications instrument of uncompromised calibreand capabilities, it shares the pinnacle of high-performance engineering and innovation with its partner, the MERIDIIST.

The TAG Heuer LINK seriously upgrades the way the world connects.

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

Price
An entry price of 4700€.

Via: Engadget

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Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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