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The Chairman Phone Gets Official

The Chairman Phone Gets Official


by Shane McGlaun

I am a big fan of cool gadgets as you might imagine, but when it comes to smartphones the most money I am willing to pony up is the $300 or so the iPhone costs. There are a few phones on the market that are designed for those with wallets fatter than mine though and perhaps one of the most expensive was announced today.

Earlier this month we talked a bit about the Chairman phone from Ulysse Nardin, but at the time there were few hard specs for the device. Today a bit more on the specification side has been announced for the handset. The Chairman can be had in a few different styles including a solid gold version, a steel/gold version, and a solid steel version.

The device features a 2.8-inch touchscreen and oversized numeric buttons for fast typing. The only other spec offered is that the phone has fingerprint security allowing only the owner to use the device. A service plan is included with the phone that provides repairs to the exterior and inner components at any time. The biggest design element is the watch rotor built-in to the phone that when wound provides alternative power to the internal battery. Exactly how much power isn’t specified, which likely means it’s miniscule. Pricing is still unannounced, but you can be sure it’s more than your wallet can support.

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