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Hands-On Video With Phaeton's Android-Powered Smartwatch; Only $200 MSRP

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    We are a big step closer to a useful and enjoyable to use Android powered smartwatch. In fact, there will be one available this year for only $200 bucks! And, this isn't one of those add-on devices that requires you to synch up with your other Android phone. This is a fully functional Froyo powered smartwatch from Shenzhen Phaeton Nice Electronic High-Tech Manufacturing Co. Ltd.. It currently runs on a MTK6516 chip, but they are working on a 3G-enabled MTK6573 version that will likely run Ice Cream Sandwich in the future. The current design includes a camera, microSD slot, speaker and microphone, and a 2-inch 320×240 capacitive display.

    Although this current generation is a bit on the "thick" side, they may be close to one that would make Dick Tracey and James Bond proud! Check out the video above!

    Source: Phandroid
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    make it 5mm thick with a lithium ion battery and it could be nice....add cm9 to it and you got a winner!
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    “The name’s Bond. James Bond.”
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    Not that thick I have a Nixon 5130 and its the same size looking. Pretty cool I would say. 200 is not to bad of a price.

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    I can bet we see Woz wearing one of these at some point *LOL* Probably running a Nixie clock app to make it appear all the geekier!
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    That's pretty sweet! I wonder if the $200 price is the price with a phone plan.
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    That's pretty cool i like this a lot honestly :)
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    That's what I'm wondering, cause I'm not playing for another line just to have a watch lol.
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    We can finally buy the Dick Tracy watch we all wanted when we were kids.
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    ok. i've got my $200. where can i get one?
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    A bit to big for my taste.
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    The one on his wrist looks better to me - something to look forward to Christmas 2012 :big smile:
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