Ulysse Nardin Chairman luxury phone now runs Android, costs up to $49,500

Officially announced one year ago, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman will be launched with Android on board – not with Windows Mobile, as initially planned.

As far as I know, this will be the world’s first luxury smartphone to run Google’s OS.

Manufactured by Swiss watch maker Ulysse Nardin in collaboration with SCI Innovations, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman has five color versions and integrates a Ulysse Nardin Rotor kinetic power system that can generate additional electrical power for the battery (which can provide up to 8 hours of talk time, or up to 30 days of stand-by time).

Ulysse Nardin has also updated the Chairman’s features (which are now better than the ones presented last year): 3.2 capacitive touchscreen display, fingerprint recognition, 3G, “extensive gaming ability”, preloaded Facebook app, 8MP camera, HD video playback, 32GB of internal memory, and an ARM-based Freescale i.MX processor.

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Interested customers can pre-order the Ulysse Nardin Chairman smartphone as of now here. According to this PDF file, the phone will have prices ranging from $12,800 to $49,500, depending on the model you choose.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Vijay C

    It's an amazing handset. The manufacturer is following the whole industry in ditching Microsoft's Windows Mobile and moving to Google's Android. The device would probably be unsellable if it ran WinMo.

    Funny, but at the other end of the handset market is the “ruggedized” market, which is a class of rugged handsets and devices for industrial use, and some are very ugly (but very tough) devices. The ruggedized market is also switching from Windows Mobile to Android.

  • Vijay C

    It's an amazing handset. The manufacturer is following the whole industry in ditching Microsoft's Windows Mobile and moving to Google's Android. The device would probably be unsellable if it ran WinMo.

    Funny, but at the other end of the handset market is the “ruggedized” market, which is a class of rugged handsets and devices for industrial use, and some are very ugly (but very tough) devices. The ruggedized market is also switching from Windows Mobile to Android.