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.
- 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. Talking 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.