The talking timepiece
Time, pictures, satnav, storage
In days gone by, a cutting-edge watch was one that could change TV channels or that had a built-in calculator. But now the world’s first quad-band Windows Mobile watch-phone has been unveiled.
The watch operates over 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 bands. Although the watch is barely bigger than a SIM card itself, one slides into the watch in an unspecified location to enable users to make calls from the phone through a Bluetooth headset.
Windows Mobile watch: become a walking and talking timepiece
At 1.4in, the phone’s display is pretty pathetic, but it’s claimed the screen supports handwriting recognition too. The wrist-mate also has an integrated 1.3-megpixel camera to reinforce that James Bond feel, although the watch probably can’t pull boats towards it with a super-strong magnet.
Still images, MP3 audio and MP4 video content can be stored on the bundled 512MB Micro SD memory card. Specifications also state that the phone supports Wi-Fi connections and includes a GPS chip to turn the timepiece into a miniature satnav.
The watch-cum-phone will be available online next week for around $630 (£315/€340). Register Hardware hasn’t clocked onto a UK release date or price yet.
GPS and WiFi? So you have to charge your watch up every night aswell now...along with your quad core, 10 megapixel, 250GB mobile phone with nvidia graphics and 4inch 1080p hi-definition screen.
At the third stroke...
it will be "0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED"