look around and you’d will be hard pressed to find anyone using a feature phone today, let alone one that cost four figures. however, for the select few who have the means to do so and has no desire to dive into the world of smartphones, there’s the TAG Heuer MERIDIIST II Luxury Phone to fill the luxury feature phone void. with luxe phone makers moving into smartphone territory, we must say feature phone, luxury or not, is fast becoming a rarity, so perhaps it is one way for the richie rich to stand out from the average joes? in any case, luxury watchmaker Tag HEUER has updated the MERIDIIST, first introduced in 2010, making the second generation MERIDIIST thinner, lighter and even more luxurious.
like its predecessor, the MERIDIIST II also sports a dual LCD screen setup that comprises of a 2.4″ TFT QVGA display (shielded by a super tough sapphire crystal) and a secondary OLED monochrome display, located at the handset’s top, for displaying the second time zone. other features include 8GB onboard storage, 5MP autofocus camera, Bluetooth connectivity, dual SIM support and an excessive 1,000 mAh lithium-ion battery for up to 28 days standby, 7 hours of chattering, and 15 hours of non-stop music playback. the MERIDIIST II may not be a ‘smart’ mobile device, but it has a 24/7 exclusive worldwide personal concierge service to more than make up for it. well, after all, you’d still be expecting some form of ‘smartness’ out of a phone that cost €3,900 (about US$5,295) or more, don’t you?