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The new watchSwiss company Swatch and Microsoft have jointly designed a new computer wristwatch called Paparazzi. The miniature computer tells you what the weather will be like tomorrow, which movies are showing in local cinemas, the sports results and even current stock-exchange prices.

The new watch is developed exclusively for Microsoft's MSN Direct Service, which offers a wireless connection to the internet. Currently the service is delivered across the US and Canada over an extensive network that is based on FM radio broadcast signals.

Like previous smart watches by Citizen, Fossil and Suunto it is based on the Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), a technology platform designed to improve the functionality of everyday objects.

The Swiss model is currently only being marketed in the USA and Canada for $150. In Switzerland and the rest of Europe, MSN Direct will probably introduce its service in the spring of 2005. At this moment, Microsoft's European distribution network is not yet ready. ®

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