Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE[10]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Dec 2012 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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Don't worry about your English, it's fine!

My assumption is that we all carry phones anyway and I don't think a watch is a very good replacement for a cell phone. I've seen them advertised, but I've never seen anyone use one or even claim to own one.

A phone needs to be held against an ear and smart phones need to surf the web, do email and run apps.

When you already have a phone I don't think it makes sense to duplicate any of its functions in another device, because you'd pay to have something you already have twice. Things 3/4G, GPS.

As the watch and phone are always close by you don't need WiFi, just Bluetooth. For me such a watch is a display to view information from the phone so you don't need to take it out.

If it's a stand alone watch it would be a poor experience, unless it had a big screen, which would be like wearing your phone on your wrist. A way around this would be if it had a small screen, but could make it bigger, projection or stream it to a TV, but then it would be still difficult to have any controls on the small screen.

I recently saw this keyboard that was projected on the desk. So it was a small device that projected a keyboard on to a surface and you typed on this surface (like a desk or table). Probably not as good as a real keyboard, but very interesting and it would save space. Turn it off and it's gone.

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