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Tag Heuer launches carbon fiber Android phone with huge price tag

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Mar 2012 12:14 User comments (9)

Tag Heuer launches carbon fiber Android phone with huge price tag Popular Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced the launch of their $3600 "The Racer" Android smartphone.
The phone's design is inspired by Formula 1 and GT racing, and has "unparalleled torsional strength."

Racer handsets will be built with carbon fiber and titanium elements and have a shockproof rubber chassis.

Tag did not provide any specs on the device but does say it will run on the "latest Android software," implying Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The device will hit luxury stores in July.

More info here: Racer Heuer collection

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9 user comments

113.3.2012 12:37

When your penis just can't be small enough.

The economy is still in the shitter & people still design the crap like it's going to fly off the shelf.

Hey! I've got a phone coming out too! I got my inspiration from the neighboring pig farms... It's not exactly sleek, but it does all the exact same functions. Your friends will recognize it immediately. It gets the same reception & you don't have to worry about tearing it up. Why? Because it's a peace of shit.

No, I'm not jealous because I can't have one. I wouldn't have this thing. Most people would be turned off if I showed up flashing the thing around. If it's made to military specs, then the military should have it. Those boys need them. But it's still a waste at that price.


213.3.2012 13:01

All I can say is WOW.......lmao

313.3.2012 15:54

now days the phones are getting thinner and less bulkier, this, is not evolution.


Being nice always has its own consequences

413.3.2012 19:10

I replace my phone an average of 1 to 2 times a year.
Trowing away 3.6K every +6 months or live with an outdated phone forever is not my cup of tea.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Mar 2012 @ 1:09

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

513.3.2012 20:16

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
now days the phones are getting thinner and less bulkier, this, is not evolution.
was thinking the exact same

614.3.2012 01:03

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Mar 2012 @ 1:06

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

715.3.2012 14:39

Frankly, I don't even like their watches. Why the @#$% would I want to pay $4k for one of their phones? And, HELLO, rich people don't have mobile phones -- their assistants do, so they can't even claim that it's only for the elite wealthy. This is quite possibly the dumbest overpriced gadget I've heard of since...since...since...well, since Tag Heuer started putting out dumb overpriced watches.

815.3.2012 15:29

I guess just about everything's been said.

916.3.2012 09:41

Why don't they show it being run over by a car or something?

@LordRuss, HAHAHAHA! Gave me a nice laugh.

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