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Dick Tracy uber-watch tipped for ARM TechCon launch

9/29/2011 04:14 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   9/29/2011 4:51:55 PM
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Very cool! I wonder what it costs and how it compares to the iPod Nano watches 3rd parties have created. Any iPod Nano watch wearers out there?

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docdivakar   9/30/2011 8:41:54 PM
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@rick.merritt: I am one of those who likes to wear an iPod Nano whenever I am flying. Other times I don't see any need for a Dick Tracy-like watch. @ReneCardenas: ditto, it has been years since I wore a watch. I don't feel the need for one any more with local time available from so many sources. On the color-coordinating side, this may be a God-send for my wife, she can easily change the background to match! MP Divakar

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Peter Clarke   9/29/2011 5:16:11 PM
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Rick Looking over the I'm Watch website I see you can pre-order for delivery before the end of November 2011. I see it costs 249 euro (about $350) in color finish aluminum plus something for shipment OR it costs 14,999 euro (about $20,000) in white gold and diamonds. For the more expensive option I would hope they would deliver to the door by hand with no extra charge!

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yalanand   10/1/2011 5:13:40 PM
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@peter, $350 sounds reasonable for this gadget. I hope innovative products like this will improve the sales this festive season which will help the economy to recover.

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Peter Clarke   10/3/2011 12:05:07 PM
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To me $350 sounds expensive. Remember i have to a smartphone as well. This is a funky wrist-based display. A $35 price might tempt me. But maybe the price will come down after the company has taken money off all the people prepared to pay $350.

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mcgrathdylan   9/29/2011 6:08:16 PM
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Way cool. I'm going to pass on the $20,000 version, but I may be able to swing the aluminum version.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/29/2011 6:55:54 PM
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oh really a cool gadget, I'm waiting for a day if a cell phone can be completely put onto such a device.

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George.FreasII   9/29/2011 7:37:01 PM
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Actually I used to have a Cell Phone watch a couple years ago. Visit http://www.cellphonewatch.com/ to get a flavor for what is available. They are coming along, but not with Android yet, so I am waiting patiently.

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selinz   9/29/2011 9:57:07 PM
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Well, I guess I'll wait until they have a quarter 1080p display. Perhaps if it wrapped around my wrist and then could open up...

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plmcguire   9/29/2011 11:25:40 PM
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It's not ARM based; it's WRIST based. Sorry. ;-)

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daleste   9/30/2011 12:59:19 AM
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They will have to change the name of the device from wrist watch to arm watch. Looks pretty cool, but I don't know if I want to recharge my watch every night.

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Duane Benson   9/30/2011 12:46:37 AM
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Very cool. Given that I just got off of a flight back from ESC Boston, my mind jumps to that context. I can see one of two things happening. Either, we'll now all have a way to keep ourselves digitally entertained even take off and landing, or the FAA will end up making us all take off and turn off our wrist watches at take off and landing.

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Dave.Dykstra   9/30/2011 3:47:40 AM
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Hopefully it will live up to the advance billing. Even though it needs to be linked to a smartphone, it still appears very useful. It would be much cooler to just check your watch (arm) during a meeting rather than pulling out your cell phone (which should be banned for all, including managers and executives, at meetings).

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lesiu74   9/30/2011 4:23:30 PM
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cool idea & look , but .. the only tech data available now (web page): "rock-solid stability and amazing functionalities" .. and the 50% advance pre-order for a device that hasn't been reviewed and from a company that has no market history ? ... keep my fingers crossed however

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ReneCardenas   9/30/2011 6:53:11 PM
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I am not sure that I want to wear anything in my arm or wrist again!. It has been years that I stopped wearing any item strapped to my body. So I am not sure that I would make the exception just for coordinated color or ID style. But again, maybe many others would not mind, just MHO.

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EREBUS0   9/30/2011 9:28:53 PM
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My eye sight is way too far gone to even think that this might be a good idea. I even think the 7" tablets are too small to see. The younger generation my take to these, but I do not think it will become a must have item.

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nicolas.mokhoff   10/1/2011 5:08:59 PM
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I agree, not because of the sight problems or because the young ones take to everything new, but because of diminishing returns of cramming too much in too little space; to what end?

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yalanand   10/1/2011 5:09:16 PM
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Wow this is pretty cool stuff. How much this device costs and will it be launched globally ?

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Peter Clarke   10/3/2011 12:08:15 PM
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@yalanland As was discussed earlier in the thread; about $350 over the Internet and the company will take your money now..

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old account Frank Eory   10/3/2011 6:49:15 PM
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The creator of the Dick Tracy comic did not foresee the day when everyone would carry a small phone in their pocket, and that this device would be so much more than just a phone. Like others have said, so many of us have long ago abandoned wearing a device on our wrists. The fact that this new product is not a replacement for the smartphone makes it even less appealing.

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GoStripes   10/31/2011 5:45:27 PM
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It says the video is "private" - so there is nothing to see???

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