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N688 watch phone

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China seems to have fallen in love with watchphones, with several available on various sites.

The N688 depicted below is one of the plainer affairs, but still packs in Java games, text input and a media player. Bluetooth is standard on phones of this variety.

Whether the dorkiness of talking on a Bluetooth headset is better or worse than talking to a watch is not explained.

N688 Watchphone

Price $81 (51)
More info Chinabuye

sWaP Nova EC107 – the World's smallest talker

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Shenzhen Hop Industrial claims its EC107 mini Mobile Phone is, at just 40.3g, the planet's lightest handset.

You'll add another couple if you chose to slot in a Micro SD card, which seems to slot into the USB plug that folds out and allows charging.

A two-inch touchscreen drives an on-board FM radio and media player.

Hop Industrial proudly shows off certificates from the Guinness Book of World Records to prove its phone is the planet's least large, and we certainly think it will turn heads in places where Guinness is consumed. If it's possible to focus on the phone after the first pint.

Swap Nova EC107 2012

Price £199
More info Shenzen Hop and Swap

If you purchase any of the phones mentioned - or have done so in the past - do let us know how they went. ®

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