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4:46 am on May 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-895707.html?legacy=zdnn

The version on sale now is compatible with Palm OS devices like the m500, Handspring Visor or Sony Clie. Fossil will sell a Pocket PC-compatible model later this year. It sells for $145 (about 100) at various retail outlets, Fossil's own retail shops or Fossil's Web site.

2:58 pm on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"It seems a little bit redundant," she added. "The market doesn't need to think about another gadget to carry around with them."

I have to agree with this. If you have a laptop, a PDA and a cell phone, do you need a wristwatch with appointment information?

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Well, now that they're integrating your PDA and your cellphone... will they make your PDA/cellphone small enough to fit on your wrist?

Personally, I forsee as much success for wristwatch PDAs as wristwatch calculators enjoyed in their brief heyday. ;) The PDA/cellphone hybrids make much more sense.

1:59 pm on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yep. Soon enough you will carry an "appliance" like a wallet. It will pay for things, communicate over phone and internet, keep all of your notes and contact information, AND be extremely quick and easy to use.

... If they could only figure that last part out. Maybe a fold-out keyboard? voice recognition?

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Maybe a fold-out keyboard? voice recognition?
They have folding keyboards, mini thumb keyboards, silicone flexible/roll-up keyboards... That part is already well under development.

I don't know about voice recognition for a handheld type device. It would take people a while to get over the "dork taboo" of walking around talking to an inanimate object.

Then again, if it were a Treo/Nokia type cellphone based device, you could just pretend you were talking on the phone while you gave your dictation, I suppose...

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Travoli...why not carry a wellet then? It will pay for things, keep all of your notes and contact information, AND be extremely quick and easy to use.

If you have a wap phone, then you can communicate over the internet and by phone.

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>They have folding keyboards

Yeah, those are very cool. But they are still not convenient. Not the ones I am familiar with, anyway.

>Carry a wallet

I already do. It is great for paying for things, and keeping limited notes. But it cannot communicate with anyone in the world and display any piece of information I could find on the WWW. Oh, and putting a pen inside to write additional notes is a bad idea.

I'm talking about a "grab this and go" device, instead of remembering to get 3 different appliances.

You are right about the voice recognition, Mivox. I take that back :)