In 1999, Samsung made a watch that could make calls

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Inspired by wrist-worn communication devices seen in sci-fi flicks, Samsung announced the SPH-WP10 in 1999. At the time, this was the smallest and lightest “wireless terminal” ever produced, and its design truly reminisced of something pulled out of Star Trek. By today’s smartwatch standards, however, Samsung’s watch phone was neither light, nor thin – it weighed 50 grams (1.78 ounces) and had a thickness of 2 centimeters (0.78 inches), not to mention that an antenna was sticking out of its side… More at phone arena.

So there you go.

Categories: Wareable

2 replies

  1. Right out of an early sci fi flic. I can see Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers wearing this. And I’ll tell, you, if this was available in my teens, I’d have been all over it.

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