Erin’s Blog

Finally, a humongous cell phone attached to your wrist!

Dick Tracy had a “two-way wrist radio”…aka, a cell phone watch. Yeah, that was way back when, they wouldn’t bother making one now…would they?

Oh, wait, they have!

The U200i's pretty ridiculous...

The U200i's pretty ridiculous...

A lot of tech companies are jumping on board with the idea that a cell phone watch is a good idea this day and age. Screw the iPhone which, literally, can do anything and everything, let’s backtrack and make a ridiculously large and clunky watch that can make calls!

GeekAlerts had info on this GSM cell phone watch. Although it’s wholesale price is only around $155, it certainly can do a lot:



Network: GSM 900/1800MHz
Interface language: Chinese, English, French, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese
SIM card: unlocked
Screen: 1.3-inch touch screen
Camera: 1.3MP
Multimedia: MP3/MP4 file playback
GPRS support
Bluetooth: A2DP
Color: Black/White
Product dimension: 64 x 45 x 18mm
Product weight: 56g

Package Includes:
Cell phone x 1
Stylus x 1
Battery x 2
Micro SD card x 1
Headset x 1
Data transfer cable x 1
Watch band x 1
User manual x 1
Bluetooth headset x 1
Bluetooth charger cable x 1
Charger x 1

LG has its own version, the LG GH910. The phone-watch has “a 1.43 inch touchscreen, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA compatibility and a camera to capture both still shots and video. It also has a MP3 player, Bluetooth capability and can support text-to-speech commands.” LG representative Martin Valdez unveils the LG Cell Phone Watch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas here.

Thankfully LG and its representatives are honest enough to say that they aren’t done yet, that the technology isn’t perfect yet, and that they don’t know when or how they will actually market this ridiculous product. I’m all for bringing hip and nifty electronics to the Las Vegas show, why not show what technology can do (Microsoft Surface’s live-action puzzle pieces, anyone? AMAZING!)? But come on, a cell phone watch?

It’s clunky, the battery doesn’t last long, you’re likely to hit someone in the face with it, it’s awkward to use…what does this remind me of…OH, I KNOW:

Woah, ladies, there's enough Michael Douglas, and enough phone, for all of you!

Woah, ladies, there's enough Michael Douglas, and enough phone, for all of you!

Wow, technology, thanks so much for bringing us back to the time of Dick Tracy and Zack Morris. Breathless Mahoney and Kelly Kapowski are really grateful!