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A 2-Way Watch-Phone Dick Tracy Would Love (from April 8, 1999 New York Times)

         Science fiction writers may have to come up with
         some other symbol of the future: the watch-phone
         actually exists.

         Putting on the market the first timepiece that can
         literally give you a wake-up call, Samsung
         Electronics has combined a wristwatch and a
         cellular telephone into a single gadget.

         On the side of the watch-phone, called the
         SPH-WP10, is a tiny speaker that broadcasts incoming calls, while a
         microphone on the front of the watch permits the user to talk back. The
         company said the phone's features would include voice-activated dialing, a
         phone directory and a vibration alert.

         The gadget comes with a super-small processor chip and tiny fixed
         antenna. Samsung said other companies had come up with similar
         products but that none had come to market. It plans to begin selling the
         watch-phone in April in South Korea.

         Will it now become fashionable for your voice mail to say, "You've
         reached my watch. I'm not in right now so please leave a message?" Alas,
         the answer may come more readily when the phone is eventually
         introduced in the United States; that release date has not been set yet.

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