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tyree 102 Jul 17, 2013 at 12:30

for those that stopped dealing with the pc or web players and consoles and now focus solely on mobile. will you now shift focus to watches. if watches get the same functions of cell phones. when the first lcd for the computer came out. my first thought was this would be great on watches. and the screen could be projected out. well that time isnt far off. It took longer than I expected.

but will you now shift focus, if watches become popular and offer the same functions as mobile

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Vilem_Otte 117 Jul 17, 2013 at 23:30

I absolutely second this! But just, why just watches - why not also pagers (once they get LCD with 1 GHz CPU), sport testers (you know, playing 3D action games while training), car HUDs (play the game while driving), etc. etc.

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Reedbeta 167 Jul 17, 2013 at 23:48

The possibilities for input on a watch are even more limited than on a phone. You can have a few tiny buttons, or a touchscreen, but your finger will cover half the screen. I don’t even like playing games on my phone because of the small screen; I sure as hell wouldn’t play any on a watch.

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fireside 141 Jul 18, 2013 at 00:02

For me, it’s the surround experience for a game. I like to feel like I’m there. I know you can do the distraction type, which I play also, but it’s not a game I would care to write.

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Stainless 151 Jul 18, 2013 at 10:13

So if you had a watch with a composite out connector that linked to a HUD system, would you then play it?

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fireside 141 Jul 18, 2013 at 15:47

Yeah. Microprocessors keep getting smaller and lower power and I think that’s great. I’m just not expecting anything like that for a while yet. Probably not a good use for a watch, either. I picture something mostly voice activated like Dick Tracey with a tiny screen, or talks back like Siri. I haven’t carried a watch in ages. They’re uncomfortable and who needs them when you don’t work a 9 to 5? I don’t even have a cell phone. I wouldn’t mind having one for emergencies and may eventually keep one in the car for that. Games and surfing are for laying back in the living room for me. I have a desk in my living room that gets used more than the couch. Using a 17 inch laptop was a big step into the future for me.

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TheNut 179 Jul 19, 2013 at 02:09

People still wear watches? :) Unless they project a holographic user interface, I don’t think they’ll ever make a comeback in that way. At most, it will just be a set of gimmicks to make a quick buck off it. I think cellphones have a very powerful future given their size and capabilities. As long as they remain pocket sized and become more powerful, the possibilities of integrating them into all our daily activities will become predominant. From acting as a TV remote, to remote controlling your car, to turning your appliances on and off, etc.

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Stainless 151 Jul 19, 2013 at 07:15

I always wear a watch when I’m out of the house.

I need to have an accurate time as I use trains as my primary form of transport, without accurate timing travelling by train can be a nightmare.

You can fit all the key hardware for a mobile phone in a watch now, tie that in with a bluetooth headset and AS A PHONE, you would have an attractive product for me.

I don’t play games on my phone, I write them, but I don’t play them.
I don’t listen to music on my phone, I personally think anybody who walks around with a pair of headphones on is an idiot. The world is too dangerous to cut off your primary defensive sensor system just for the sake of a bit of music.
I don’t surf the web on my phone, I have a laptop for that

So for me, most of the features of a modern mobile are a waste of space.

During the winter, I don’t mind carrying around a phone. It goes in my jacket pocket and is there if needed.

In the summer, I hate it. I have to wear a shirt with a breast pocket, it goes in there and I’m constantly aware of it’s weight and the possibility of it falling out of my pocket.

A phone in a watch would be great for me, I would just need some easy way of storing the headset so I wouldn’t need to wear it all the time.

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tyree 102 Jul 19, 2013 at 08:51

to the nut, I believe its the internet that gives the phone its value. without the internet, what can it do. besides make calls. controlling another device or appliance could be done with anything that can send a signal. and phones are getting bigger not smaller. because of the screen size.

I wouldnt mind a watch I could make calls from. it would take up far less space than a phone. at the very least its easier to carry

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Reedbeta 167 Jul 19, 2013 at 17:06

Well, if you want to make it easier to carry around, you could always get a phone armband… :lol:

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Stainless 151 Jul 20, 2013 at 08:21

:D Oh man. Almost every time I stand outside the front of a pub, I get mistaken for a doorman.

Doormen in UK now have to wear their identity badge on their arm, it’s about the same size and shape as those phones.

http://fmj-militaria.co.uk/product/viper-security-armband-id-badge-holder-doorman-sia-card-pass-permit-holder-new/

NO WAY AM I GOING TO PUT MY PHONE THERE

:lol:

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tyree 102 Jul 20, 2013 at 08:43

an armband doesnt make the phone any smaller. phones were criticized for being too big. in the past, now its the bigger the better