Turns out the BlackBerry Watch that caused a web stir yesterday isn't all it's cracked up to be; that is to say, it's not a standalone device that will enable you to ditch your 'Berry, it's "for use with BlackBerry Smartphones:"
The intent of the watch isn't to replace using your BlackBerry to view messages. Rather, it's for those occassions when your BlackBerry is tucked away - while in a meeting, while driving, or while you're out for a bike ride and you feel it vibrating in your camelback. When you get that impulse to stop what you're doing and pull out your BlackBerry, now you can quickly glance over at your inPulse and decide if you need to pull out your BlackBerry to address that message now or if it can wait fifteen minutes [until] you're free.
We find that last line ironic--this thing, and CrackBerries in general, make you the very opposite of "free." Never mind the wristwatch, RIM should make ankle bracelets.