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$99 WiMe NanoWatch is Both a Massive Watch And a Tiny Phone

WiMe (pronounced “Why Me?”), a Taiwanese company, showcased an Android watch that can also be used as a phone (a Nanophone as the company calls it) at CES 2013. The NanoWatch runs embedded Linux, and features a 1.54″ Touch screen display, 256 Mb ROM, a 4 GB internal microSD card, and a SIM card slot.
WiME NanoWatch

NanoWatch Specifications:

  • Processor – Unknown
  • System Memory – Unknown
  • Storage – 256 MB ROM, 4 GB internal microSD
  • Display – 1.54″ resistive touch display – Resolution 240×240
  • Network – GSM/GPRS Quad Band: GSM 850/900/DCS 1800/PCS 1900 MHZ. Data :GPRS
  • SIM/UIM – One standard SIM card
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB connection – micro 5pin USB, USB 1.1
  • Video, photo and audio formats – AVI/MP4/3GP, jpg/gif/bmp, and MP3
  • Battery – 300 mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.┬áTalking time: Approx. 4 hours. Standby time: Approx. 120 hours
  • Misc – FM Radio, Voice recorder
  • Dimensions – 51.6 mm x 38 mm x 10.2 mm

The package contains the NanoWatch, a headset, a wristband, a micro USB cable and a clipper. The device can be worn as a watch, but you could also hang it on your neck, or clip it on your shirt.

This is rather a low-end phone, but if you mainly listen to music (via a Bluetooth headset) and make/answer phone calls, this is less cumbersome than handling your phone. Alternatively, it can also be paired to your Android smartphone to sync emails and contacts, and make / received phone calls.

You can watch Charbax’s video shot at CES 2013 to get a bit more information and see the device.

The product is available now, and should sell for $99 retail. You can find more information on WiMe NanoWatch page.

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Categories: Hardware, Video Tags: Android, ces 2013, smartphone, watch, wime
  1. January 28th, 2013 at 22:21 | #1

    256MB RAM, you mean? >_>

  2. onebir
    January 28th, 2013 at 23:30 | #2

    “Alternatively, it can also be paired to your Android smartphone to sync emails and contacts, and make / received phone calls.”
    Now even an Android phone can have a phone ;)
    Does this actually run Android though? It doesn’t seem to mention it on the manufacturer’s page.

  3. Javi
    January 29th, 2013 at 02:40 | #3

    I sold “watch phones” 3 years ago… the main problem is the size. It’s really difficult to sell because this.

  4. Javi
    January 29th, 2013 at 02:43 | #4

    By the way… I saw the “Android watch” (not this one) maybe one year ago. I did not try because big (again). I found some models 2-3 years ago with the battery built in the strap, maybe that is a good way to make it smaller.

  5. January 29th, 2013 at 09:08 | #5

    @rm
    Their website and package mentions 256 MB ROM.

    @Javi
    Maybe that one: http://www.cnx-software.com/2011/10/28/im-watch-freescale-i-mx233-based-android-watch/
    Charbax interviewed I’m Watch again at CES 2013 this year. They’ve apparently sold 30,000 pieces last year. This is much more expensive than the NanoWatch though.

  6. January 29th, 2013 at 10:25 | #6

    @onebir
    It does not run Android, it runs a version of embedded Linux according to Charbax.

  7. joker
    January 29th, 2013 at 17:33 | #7

    @cnxsoft

    hi, ho’re You guy !! :)

    I’m searching for an equivalent of the ipod nano6g powered by LINUX (this watch seems to be good but the batteries is to low :( )

    http://www.lesnumeriques.com/lecteur-mp3/apple-ipod-nano-6g-8-go-p9760.html

  8. dc
    January 29th, 2013 at 18:09 | #8

    Anybody know the reason why companies don’t make a landscape watch?

  9. Michael
    January 31st, 2013 at 17:27 | #9

    Is it readable in bright sunlight? What kind of display technology does it use?

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