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Ulysse Nardin Chairman Smartphone – sheer Android luxury on a stick

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This Ulysse Nardin Chairman Smartphone runs Android, features a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen, a fingerprint reader for security, 8 megapixel camera, quad band plus 3G, 32 GB of internal memory and a cool kinetic battery charging system for topping up the battery life while in use. The interface is a very cool amalgam of useful application type keys as you would find on any smartphone, and a top of the range timepiece a la Breitling style. Which is appropriate when you remember that most people use their phone as a watch nowadays.

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The thing comes in a number of different colour and finish variations, but the most important thing to remember when you’re plunking down the readies is the fact that you will own one of only 1840 of said devices, because that’s the total number of each variant being made. Exclusive right?

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The idea of a hybrid high end smartphone like this isn’t new, of course, we all know of the Vertu’s reputation, but it’s probably the first time that a luxury smartphone has been launched which actually looks like it might be useful, and not just a poser toy. Hopefully it will run Android 2.x, rather than older variants, and will zing along. Perfect for relaxation in the Lear. Dear. Expect to cough over $10,000 for the privilege, Sir.

 A first for the mobile phone industry, the Chairman features a functioning mechanical watch rotor that is also incorporated into its aesthetic design. This crucial component was specially designed for the Ulysse Nardin Chairman smart phone. Similar to an automatic watch that receives power from the force of a rotor, the Chairman does the same: charging a built-in battery using the kinetic energy of the moving rotor to supply supplemental power to the Chairman.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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