Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Epoq watch phones

Titan Global Commerce, the marketer of Epoq brand TVs and portable media players, has announced two new quad-band unlocked-GSM cellular watch phones. Both feature touchscreen dialing keypad, stereo Bluetooth, embedded microphone and speaker, MP3 and MPEG-4 playback, and digital image storage. They operate in the US 850/1900MHz bands and foreign 900/1800MHz bands.

One of the new phones, the $599 EGP-WP88, features stainless-steel band and an OLED display that switches among displays of an analog clock, MP3/MPEG-4 player, alarm, and cellphone. It has a more watch-like appearance than other models from the company.

The unit comes with Bluetooth headset, stereo Bluetooth, and built-in kinetic recharging systems to recharge two lithium-ion batteries that deliver 120-150 minutes of talk time or 70-100 hours of standby time. It also features a speakerphone, a voice recorder, GSM/GPRS data, handwriting input, and a Web browser. It should be available in late February at and

The other new phone, the $449 EGP-WP-54-S, features a 1.5-inch rectangular touchscreen in a slightly larger form. It has many of the same features as the WP88 but includes a smart stylus and lacks kinetic recharging. Talk time is quoted as 100-180 minutes, with standby time of 80-100 hours. It will be available with a leather strap or stainless-steel band. (info from TWICE)
This is a preview, not a review.

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