For $300, the Goophone Smartwatch with 3G can now be pre-ordered (black or white) and given the form factor versus what it costs, it is not that bad of a deal. Unlike other leading watch accessories, the Goophone Smartwatch is a fully functional smartphone on the wrist.
As you can see from the video below, the device is not exactly small, but what you trade in size, you exchange for functionality. The Goophone Smartwatch features a 1.54-inch 240x240 pixel display, equating to an acceptable pixel density of 220ppi. Running the show is a dual-core MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.2GHz.
On board is 512MB of RAM with 4GB of storage, a 2MP camera and a battery that is rated at 48 hours of stand-by time. We take that to mean that it would require nightly charging. It works on the common global GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and WCDMA (850/1900/2100 MHz) frequency bands, so you can expect it to work wherever you want.
The Goophone Smartwatch weighs 72 grams (just over 2.5 ounces) and measures 41.9 x 47.5 x 13.5 millimeters (1.6 x 1.85 x .53 inches) not including the wrist band. Maybe it is just us, perhaps the person’s hands in the video are just small, but the watch looks massive by comparison.
$300 for an SIM free smartphone is a pretty good deal in itself, what do you think about one that sits on your wrist and does the job?
sources: Goophone via Gizchina.com