updated 03:55 pm EST, Mon November 2, 2009
TAG Heuer outs ultra-exclusive handset
TAG Heuer on Monday announced the release of a limited-edition cellphone, the design of which was inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago supercar. Only 1963 examples of the MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini cellphone will be made worldwide to signify the founding year of Lamborghini cars. The phone is made of stainless steel coated in black titanium carbide and sports the same signature as the one found on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640's V12 engine block.
The features are not as advanced as some other handsets, and include a two-megapixel camera, media player functionality and Bluetooth. The 1.9-inch display is covered by a 60.5-carat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal panel, however. The phone's battery is said to last for seven hours of talk time and 28 days of standby power.
The MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini handset ships in November, though prices have not been announced.