Tag Heuer readies €4700 Froyo phone
Ferrari price, Vauxhall spec
Would you pay €4700 (£4222) for a smartphone running Android 2.2 Froyo?
Posh watchmaker Tag Heuer hopes you will - it's working on just such a beast. There's a teaser on Tag Heuer's own website, but watch blog A Blog To Read has been mailed some snaps of the gadget and the specs.
Tag has gone OTT with the rubber-backed design, attempting to make its phone actually look like a watch - as opposed to a phone that look like a watch.
So it's all shiny stainless steel - and there's even a winder-style button on the side.
The display is a 3.5in, 480 x 800 touchscreen. There's 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi. It has a 5Mp camera on the back.
In short, there's nothing special in the spec - it's the looks that count here. The casing materials too: in addition to steel, you'll be able to get it in gold or titanium, with calfskin, alligator, carbon or lizard leather on the back.
The Link goes on sale next month. ®
Tah Heuer aren't posh, they're the sort of watch you'd expect to find in Cash Converters. Pure chav material. You wouldn't see a Blancpain branded phone.
Paris, because there's not Kerry Katona icon.
triumph of style over substance, form over function or whatever.
The only thing to be said is I hope that plenty of people have the money and the stupidity to buy them and hopefully subsidise the better but less bling products for the rest of us.
Does it come preloaded with an "I am rich (and stupid)" app?
Is it just me
or does it seem to be the case that the more expensive something is, the tackier it is? This looks shite.
I'd buy a coconut phone.