Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TAG LINK smartphone - yours for $6,400

Announced in July, TAG's entry into the pricey-smartphone market, the LINK, has just been relased in Australia with a starting price of a whopping $6400 and yes, one has been 'sold'. The presence of TAG brand ambassador Di Caprio in town on the set of "The Great Gatsby" has lead to the inevitable rumour that he might be the phone's owner. Nothing like a free bit of publicity, is there?


Size: 118mm (H) x 67mm (W) x 16.6mm (D)
OS: Android 2.2
Weight: 200 grams (including battery)
3G Talk time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Standby time: up to 330hrs 

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

Stereo Bluetooth
Compatible with any SIM card

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

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 it's AUD6,400, but its entry price is listed as 4700 Euros.

If you want to look at the 1007 2.53 carat diamond encrusted version, you can see it at this link. Or if you only want to spend six and a half thousand, here's a video for the entry level version :

The phone comes with built-in mobile security by Kaspersky Lab, which keeps GPS tabs on your expensive phone and both stores and backs up everything in encrypted folders.

This is all very well and good, but does it survive the odd fall? For that much money, I'd hope so.


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