Your watch not do enough stuff? This one might.


The Dick Tracy watch dream appears to be alive and well, and the SpecialOPS watch by Phenom is the latest incarnation.  It’s a fully functional GSM cell phone with touch screen display and external keypad integrated into the wrist strap.  Also plays MP3/MP4 files and has FM radio, microphone and speakers, digital 1.3Mp still and video camera, Micro SD slot and Bluetooth.  Even has an itty-bitty stylus along with headset, data cable and USB charger.  Word on the street is that it even tells time.  Check out Phenom‘s other models too.  It might be a bit pricey at $395, but hey…it’s a Dick Tracey watch, right?

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  • Ben Udkow February 1, 2010, 11:33 pm

    That’s freaking awesome! 🙂

  • Gio A February 2, 2010, 2:27 am

    Got to try one of these watch-phones (One of the China-made ones) in one the cellphone shops here in the Philippines.

    Performance is so-so, signal reception is a bit weak indoors, though it might be the fault of the particular unit I was testing. Voice quality was inconsistent. SMS is possible but not practical. It looks cool/geeky depending on how you see it. I’ve never been a fan of the calculator watch look…. and definitely not a fan of this watch-phone

    I’d say they’re better off as novelty items, or maybe as a secondary phone. I wouldn’t ditch my iPhone or Blackberry just yet.

  • Sandee Cohen February 2, 2010, 7:16 am

    Back in the 80’s, I created ads for a phone manufacturer. The client explained that it was completely possible to create a wrist phone like Dick Tracy had. The problem was that it was impossible for the customer to press the buttons on such a small phone.

    It was only with the creation of voice dialing that such a device makes sense.

    However, yesterday my iPhone insisted on calling Sharon Stone when I kept saying Elizabeth Carson!

    I hope this phone has voice activation that works better than the iPhone.

  • MartinN February 2, 2010, 7:36 am

    Re: Sandee Cohen

    Sharon Stone?!? Oh, yeah. I have a similar problem. My phones commonly mistake me and try to dial Queen Elizabeth from my phone book, when I try to get through to Pope Benedict 😛

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