March 19, 2009 The idea has been with us for more than half a century and numerous examples have made it to market, so why aren't we all wearing watch phones? Maybe it's a question of usability, maybe the watch phone is just that bit too geeky or maybe it's simply that the right product hasn't yet emerged. Hyundai Mobile is throwing its hat into the ring by announcing of the imminent release of the Hyundai MB-910 watch phone in the UK. The MB-910 is already selling in mainland Europe and features a Bluetooth headset, email client, video playback, music player and touchscreen control.
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The concept of a watch phone is not new and Gizmag has featured the Cellwatch M500, the LG3G Touchwatch video phone, the W100 Watchphone and the Samsung Class 10 GPRS Watchphone to name a few. They Hyundi MB-900 is the latest to cross our desk and while it packs some some very modern technological essentials, we don't expect to see the format put a dent in the conventional mobile handset market anytime soon.
The MB-910 watch phone weighs 58g and enables talk-time of up to three hours and up to 70 hours on standby. A Bluetooth headset enables users to talk hands-free and the phone is Tri-Band enabling it to work internationally.
Summary of feature set:
- Band: Triband 900/1800/1900 MHz
- Display: Type TFT Touch Display
- Resolution 132 x 176 Pixel
- Colour 65.000 Colours
- Technology: GPRS Class 12
- Browser: WAP 2.0
- Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 / USB Data Cable
- Messaging: MMS / SMS
- Ringtones: 64 Polyphonic
- Battery : 400 mAh
- Talking-Time: up to * 3 h
- Standby-Time: up to * 70 h
- Color: Silver
- Dimensions: 58 x 44 x 16 mm
- Weight : 58g (with Standard-Battery)
Hyundai says that operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
The launch of the MB-910 is set for the late 2nd Quarter '09. Hyundai Mobile UK expects the MB-910 to retail for: £200 SIM free.