Canadian Dick Tracy phone coming June 15th


Wrist-phone At this year’s CES, phone watches were a hot topic. Among the offerings was a slick looking model from LG, and a competitor from a local Canadian company called Neutrano. The question that remained was who would bring theirs to market first?

Looks like Neutrano is the winner, announcing yesterday at the CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas that their Nutec WristFone will be hitting the streets this June.

No word yet on which carrier in Canada will carry the two models, which both feature a unique detachable-face design, allowing users to hold their phone normally if they don’t want to shout at their wrists. But given the watch’s specs are GSM-only at this point, it’s likely that Rogers will be the initial carrier.

The watches sport the following dizzying list of features:

  • Full colour touch screen display
  • Internal and external memory via micro-SD cards
  • Full bluetooth support
  • 1.3 megapixel cam capable of still and video capture
  • PDA functions including handwriting recognition (though just how much writing can be done on such a tiny screen remains to be seen)
  • Music, video, photo playback
  • voice recording
  • FM radio
  • email, but only on the resin and leather model for some reason.

You can expect to pay between $300 and $400 for these gadgets when they come out.

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