Just like the concepts of flying cars zooming through the sky or hand-held lasers that can stun a perp at 100 paces, the idea of a wrist mounted communication device has been just that – an idea. The reality is that "flying" cars can barely get off the ground, "hand-held" lasers need to be coasted around on trolleys and wrist-phones have been either hand-achingly cumbersome or severely lacking in quality and features. How much longer do we have to wait for the future? I expected moon-bases by now!
In regards to the issue of wrist-phones, the wait may be over soon. Qiao Xing Mobile Communication has unveiled the CECT W100 watch-phone which, despite actually being wrist sized, is jam-packed full of all the features you’d expect from todays "bricks". 1GB memory, FM radio, bluetooth, a 1.3 mega pixel camera and audio/video capabilities are all included in this tiny package. However, the clincher for me is that the phone has a built in touch-screen. Move over iPhone.
The future is here. The future is now… although I am still waiting for my Porsche Carrera GT with vertical takeoff.