Link SmartphoneThose of us griping about the prices of our iPhones, Blackberries, or Android smartphones might feel a little more relieved after reading this post.  In a recent article by PC Mag, Swiss luxury watchmaker, TAG Heuer, has announced their Link Smartphone.

The phone runs on the older Android 2.2 operating system, though it may be able to upgrade.  The phone is highly customizable, allowing the user to choose from calfskin, alligator, or lizard covers to pair with a steel, 18-karat rose gold, or titanium case.  The Link also features an autolock system on the side, decorated with the TAG Heuer crown and black lacquer shield, which cover the phone’s SIM card, microUSB port, and memory card.  In addition to its luxurious physical features, the phone also boasts 256MB of internal memory, an 8GB memory card, a 5 megapixel camera, and 11 hours of music playback.  PC Mag also notes that it comes with custom screen designs, widgets, animations, wallpapers, ringtones, and other icons.  With a base price in the thousands, TAG Heuer ensures the same durability for its phone that its watches have been recognized for.  The 3.5″ touchscreen display is protected by strong, scratch resistant Gorilla Glass.

The phone is set to go on sale at TAG Heuer stores in August, starting at $4,700.