updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon October 5, 2009
Kempler reveals W PhoneWatch
Relative newcomer Kempler & Strauss this morning made official the W PhoneWatch. It provides similar functionality to a watch phone like the LG GD910 but should be even smaller; despite the size, it doesn't require a stylus for its touchscreen interface. It serves as a full media phone with 4GB of built-in storage as well as a microSD card slot and the option of playing videos as well as music; it can even use its camera for video recording.
A matching Bluetooth headset, the Communicator, comes bundled with the W PhoneWatch and gives owners a private means of taking calls or listening to music (in mono).
The phone is a quad-band GSM device and should work on AT&T and T-Mobile for voice, although neither EDGE nor 3G are mentioned for data. This network limit contributes to the low cost of the device, which should sell for $199 unlocked starting from today.
W PhoneWatch (left), Communicator (right)