Luxury brands should be recognizable to most people. However, one does not usually see them in the electronics crowd. This is mostly because gadgets are bought for their effectiveness and not their luxury quality or exclusivity. Well, Tag Heuer seems to want to change that by introducing their own Link Phone.
It looks pretty impressive on the outside, right? Well, it should look impressive considering that the thing has a $6,000 price tag. So what do you get for all that money? A fully tricked out qHD display-packing, dual-core processor-running, feature bursting phone? If that’s what you expected, well, I’m sorry to disappoint.
People who buy Tag Heuer aren’t after the tech specs, they’re after the brand. And the fact that that it looks good. What the Link Phone does have is a steel, 18 karat rose gold, or titanium chassis, that is furbished by leather, whether it be alligator- and lizard-skin, and accented with rubber and diamond. It looks real pretty.
The big problem is that it’s quite lacking in the specs department. Running on Android 2.2, it features a 3.5-inch (800 x 480) display, a 5 MP autofocus camera, 256MB internal memory, and an 8GB memory card. Yeah, not exactly top-of-the-line there. However, it’s supposed to be a rugged piece of equipment – which is no surprise considering how much steel there is in the chassis.
It should be noted that this isn’t exactly the best there is on the market – but Android does give it a lot more functionality that was probably intended. So if you’re in need of some bling, you can do worse.