Although we already got our first look at it back in August, the Android-powered I’m Watch smartphone/wristwatch hybrid is another step closer to hitting the market. The company has announced we will get our first hands on look at the device during ARM TechCon on October 25th in Santa Clara.
Other than the 249 € (~$340) price tag, we don’t learn much new info. The app will come with a selection of apps specifically optimized for the smaller screen. All the usual suspects will be included– weather, stocks, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Of course the company will be urging developers to get their apps ready when the I’m Watch SDK is eventually released.
Included in the device, which sports a 1.54” (240×240) TFT display, is an ARM IMX233 processor, 64MB RAM, 4GB Flash memory, built-in speaker and mic, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 2.1. It also packs in a rechargeable Li-Po 400 MAh battery which provides up to 30 hours standby and 3 hours talk time on speaker phone.
We’re still curious to find out how the device interacts with iPhone, which the company claims it supports. The company is obviously hoping the device will make an impact when it eventually becomes available, although we’re unsure how the market will react to the price tag and lack of support from developers.
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