It's been about 18 months since we started seeing heavy Chinese blog buzz on wristwatch cell phones, and about 75 years since Dick Tracy first had one. So...where the heck are they? Do Chinese consumers get to bandy these things about while we Westerners are stuck with mere iPhones?
Anyways, for those of you who missed 'em the first time around, let's have a look at some of the form factors.
Hyundai's Personal Mobile Gateway takes SD cards, plays MP3s and videos, and runs GSM.
This is the Van Der Led MW2, purportedly from the Netherlands. We say "purportedly" because the Dutch have an excellent grasp of English, yet the product copy for this dual-antenna, MP3-playing phone says it's "little bit waterproof."
The CECT Yami W100 ain't winning any beauty contests, but it does come in a crapload of different colors.
The follow-up CECT Yami II won China's Consumer Electronics Appliances -- Best Industrial Design Innovation Award, despite what looks like a complete failure to hire a professional photographer.
The Australian M300 only has five buttons and is supposed to be the world's smallest wristphone; the screen appears to be about the size of a postage stamp.
The Chinese M810 boasts a camera and the disturbing disclaimer that the product's beauty shot "may vary slightly from the actual product."
Lastly, we've always wondered: Do you think Dick Tracy went for the 5,000 unlimited, or the 450 with evenings and weekends free?