New toys – Watch phones coming/already here.

Guys, watch phones are here. Just another device we’re going to have to manage.

What brought me to thinking about this, I found out Samsung is bringing out their watch phone in June 2014 possibly. I don’t think you’ll want to look at Facebook or even watch a movie since the screens are so small. But they are cool non the less.

There are lot of these out on amazon.

Here are just a few I picked.

  • Screen Size: 1.55″, 26 million color TFT,240 × 320 resolution, high-definition display;
  • Support band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz;
  • MP3 ring tones, audio tones. Singing personality, master fashion;
  • MP3, MP4 players; supports MP3 lyrics synchronized display;
  • Waterproof: Grade IP67 QVGA High Definition Touch Screen
  • Support JAVA and Bluetooth,GPRS download
  • Built in 2.0MP Camera.QVGA videocall camera
  • 1000 phonebook, WAP 2.0, MP3,MP4
  • MTK6523 CPU ,MMS,SMS MSN,QQ,Facebook, Twitter

Samsung may unveil ‘watch-phone’ as early as June


Posted at 05/26/2014 9:18 AM | Updated as of 05/26/2014 9:18 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is developing a smartwatch that can make or receive calls without having to be tethered to a mobile phone, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Samsung, the world’s largest maker of smartphones, is in discussions with unidentified U.S., Korean and European telecommunications carriers about a so-called “watch-phone” that it hopes to unveil between June and July, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company’s plans.

The current crop of smartwatches, such as Samsung’s own Galaxy Gear, have to be linked to a phone to receive and send messages and perform other basic functions.

But the proposed watch-phone, which will run on Samsung’s Tizen operating software, can take photos and handle email independently and will come equipped with a heart monitor, the newspaper reported.

Samsung was not immediately available for comment.

Major technology companies such as Apple Inc, Google Inc and Samsung are expected to be in a race to market wearable computing devices, like watches, to consumers this year.

It is unclear how much demand there is for gadgets such as smart glasses or watches, but industry insiders consider them to be the next phase in an increasingly saturated mobile device market.