The Hyundai MB 910 was a great concept for a watch cross phone that never made it out of the garage.
South Korean car manufacturer showed a prototype of a James Bond type wrist phone in 2009, but the MB 910 was never released for retail sale. At the time, Hyundai Mobile was in charge of the design, technical implementation and distribution, but they went bankrupt a few months into the project. This stopped all work that had gone into the design of the wearable tech gear.
When the concept of the Hyundai phone watch was first introduced, it featured an oversized 1.5 inch touch screen, with 132 x 176 pixels. The watch was encased in plastic and was shown with a black rubber band.
Among the promised features was a multimedia player for music and video and WAP 2.0 browser for navigating the internet. With 128MB of internal memory, the watch would have only been able to save up to 300 various items. It was Bluetooth capable but the battery could only support three hours of phone use.
A similar phone watch, the W100, was released by Hyundai later that year. It had all of the same functions as promised with the MB 910, but due to problems with the battery was eventually discontinued.
It is of up most importance to research these new wearable tech devices thoroughly before making any type of decision. As some of the technology needed to make a smartwatch is still new, there is much room for error. Developers are continually working on ways of making wearable tech user friendly and intuitive, much like they have been doing with cell phones since those were first introduced.
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