Sunday, March 25, 2012

Step Aside Vertu, There's a New Most Expensive Cell Phone In The Game

This is the "Chairman" phone by renown Swiss watch company Ulysse Nardin. The company is named after Ulysse Nardin a man who began making marine chronometers in the late 1800's which allowed for accurate time keeping for military ships prior to the invention of quartz movement and current digital technologies controlled by computers.
The company today specializes in complication watches. A complication is a term mostly referring to mechanical watches with no electrical or digital components. It's any function of  these watches that goes further than just keeping track of hours, minutes, and seconds.The Chairman Phone takes it one step further incorporating the many years of building mechanically superior time wear with  amazing advances in cellular technology.

Generally we just whip out our Centurion or Visa Black card and say "Take my money" and dont question the price when we find stuff like this, we did however over hear someone say the base model Chairman phone went for around $14K and the diamond version about $130,000.  

    ulysse nardin chairman smart cell phone11 Ulysse Nardin Chairman Smart Phone: Hybrid Phone + Watch
  • 3.2″ capacitive touch screen
  • Full on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Physical numeric keys with T9 text entry
  • Fingerprint reader for owner identification
  • 8 megapixel camera with video recording capability
  • High definition video replay capability
  • Android™ mobile phone platform
  • Qualcomm 3G GSM/WCDMA
  • 2G Bands 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G Bands 900/2100MHz
  • Platform powered by the Freescale i.MX processor
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Extensive gaming ability
  • Ulysse Nardin Rotor (kinetic power system)