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Australian company NV Phones has unveiled a range of smartphones that can be worn as watches.
Although a range of styles and designs are currently available, most are large. The company promises that less chunky models will soon be available. According to Cook, the second generation will be entirely Australian-designed.
The touch screens are small and can be difficult to use, but a stylus is included to make selections. Each device comes with two batteries. The cheapest model, called the Motch and costing $399, has an estimated standard talk time of 2.5 hours. The most expensive model, known as the Sapphire and costing $999, is expected to last 3 hours.
All the watches are made in China and will come with a 12 month warranty against manufacturer faults. NV Phones is selling the products directly through its Web site.
This model is designed with a keypad in the wristband to make dialling easier.
Music and movies can be played, with some models offering 800x600 LCDs and up to 4GB of storage via a microSD/TransFlash slot. Apart from using Bluetooth to connect to wireless headphones, owners can use the watches' speakers or connect headphones via a mini-USB port.
Australian company NV Phones has unveiled a range of smartphones that can be worn as watches. The company is launching 10 smart watches and six smart-phones. Pictured: NV Phones CEO Anthony Cook.
Cook expects to launch a dual-sim card version of the product within the next few weeks. Most of the watches are quad-band phones with 3G capabilities, but some are only tri-band.
Although users can talk directly into their phone (Dick Tracy-style) or via a speaker, most will probably opt for using the more conventional Bluetooth headphones.
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