BlackBerry priming Bluetooth Watch
RIM watch is not going to be a standalone device, it is a bluetooth paired accessory to accompany the Blackberry phones, but hang on, that doesn’t mean you should rule it out completely, because not only is it likely to mean a significantly lower price tag, it also means that it is far less likely to suffer from software bugs and other issues that may arise when trying to include all of the features of a phone into a watch that isn’t the size of that worn by Flavor Flav.
In addition to this Blackberry has promised to build in what is being called a “solid selection of features.” Quite what this means, we don’t know. But from the rumours and what RIM have released, we can assume that it includes the ability to check messages (we assume that will include text messages, e-mail and Blackberry Messenger,) as well as displaying Facebook and Twitter posts.
LG GD910 Watchphone
LG GD910 watchphone which we have all seen pictures of since it debuted at the CES show earlier in the year? Well, Orange have gained exclusivity over this gadget and will be launching it at their Bond Street Station store in London at 9am on the 27th August. Sounds exciting, right?
Orange are now promoting the GD910 as a ‘handmade’ luxury gadget and will be making it available for a limited time only – although they don’t state just how long this ‘limited time’ will be. But we all know the drawback with luxury gadgets, they wear a luxury price tag, and the watch phone is no exception. We reported the rumour of a £1000 price tag a while back, and although it hasn’t reached that dizzy height, it’s still going to cost £500 on
Sony Ericsson bluetooth watch
There’s a straight-up analog watch face, which keeps this thing classy, while a small OLED display below helps you manage the Bluetooth functions, shows incoming caller and notifies you of new SMS messages. If receiving a call, you can tap a button to silence the phone ringer, twice to reject the call, while another button handles play/pause and track skipping on your music player.
The stainless steel watches will come in the silver color pictured, along with a limited-edition black version, and Sony Ericsson hopes to be shipping these globally Q4 2006 for around 300 Euros ($382 US).