By Andrew Liszewski
It’s hard to say if having your phone strapped to your wrist will one day be the norm, but when it comes to features the Epoq EGP-WP98B can give a lot of larger cellphones a run for their money. Besides running Windows Mobile 5.0, the watchphone has a 1.4 inch OLED touch screen display and features a quad-band GSM radio with GPRS. It includes support for WMV, AVI, 3GP, MP4 and MP3 media files with full screen playback and while the 128MB of internal memory is limited, it can be expanded with a trans-flash memory card. (It includes a 1GB t-flash card.)
The phone also features a WAP and web browser, and if you don’t feel like paying GPRS fees, it even has wifi b & g. Other software includes calendar functions, a voice recorder, e-book reader, handwriting input, MMS, calculator, memo and world clock. Since it’s running Windows Mobile you can probably install other apps as well, but you’ll want to make sure they’re compatible with a 1.4 inch display. As for battery life, it’s claimed the Epoq EGP-WP98B has 100-180 minutes of talk time per charge, with 80-100 hours of standby. Unfortunately I have no details on pricing, availability or whether or not this is an April Fool’s prank that slipped under the radar.