Ideas Matter

Loading..

Navigation
Syndication

« ars technica: Developers expect iOS and Mac OS to merge over time | Main | Bluetooth/Wifi Display Client »
Thursday
May202010

Bluetooth Watch Phone Companion

 

 

This Buzz post by Robert Scoble reminded me of more old stuff done around the same time as the Bluetooth Companion device.  This guy would connect to your phone over bluetooth & serve as a push to talk speakerphone, or provide limited calendar/txt access through an App(didnt call them Apps back then, more like a 'Conduit' Service) running on the phone. There was concern with these phone satellite terminal-like devices of cannibalizing phone sales. My argument was that somebody else could always build support for such devices, might as well have been us.

A lot of screen area would have been lost had there actually been a Tag Huer round face watch with an LCD(the analog watch face would have been a screen saver). What I did not know back then was that most folks would stop wearing watches when phones provided the time. 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>