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CES 2010: K&S shows off $200 GSM PhoneWatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2010 12:45 User comments (6)

CES 2010: K&S shows off $200 GSM PhoneWatch Kempler & Strauss have made available their W PhoneWatch this week, a touchscreen GSM device that will retail for $200 USD unlocked.
In the U.S., the PhoneWatch will work with T-Mobile and AT&T but will not include any 3G or Wi-Fi support. The watch has a speaker and a microphone but the company has recommended that all users also purchase a Bluetooth headset to pair to the device.

The PhoneWatch is quad-band GSM (supporting 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz), has a 1.5-inch TFT LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 128 x 128. The watch measures 57 x 45 x 18mm and weighs only 2.5 ounces.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the watch has a 1.4MP camera that can take pics at 640 x 480 resolution. The built in video camera can make AVI files at 128 x 104. The watch can support video playback and MP3, WMA and WAV files.

The company says the PhoneWatch can be charged via USB or wall adapter and has "up to 150 minutes talk time, up to 150 minutes of music playback, and up to 100 hours of standby time."

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6 user comments

18.1.2010 15:59

I think it actually looks pretty nice, but maybe a little thick though?

I like.

28.1.2010 17:20

How do you dial a phone number if you have thick fingers

38.1.2010 18:03

Originally posted by TypeRice:
How do you dial a phone number if you have thick fingers
The fingers you have used to dial are too fat, to obtain a special dialing wand please mash the keypad with your palm...now!!!

48.1.2010 23:42

That's a big watch...

Why don't they skip the middle and just make a headset with the phone built in?

59.1.2010 8:51

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Why don't they skip the middle and just make a headset with the phone built in?
Exactly.

69.1.2010 9:17
scum101
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With voice recognition XD .. now that would be very cool.. we could all be FBI talking up our sleeves.

Coming next.. phones the size of a bluetooth earpiece. I might consider getting one of those. It's always a hassle digging in my bag because my phone bleeps.


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