Quadband GSM Wristphone from Epoq Charges Kinetically

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The EGP-WP88 from Epoq is the first GSM wristphone that actually looks like a watch. Waterproof to 50 meters, the WP88 has a kinetic recharge system, meaning you can charge it just by walking around, and boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera, OLED display, plays MP3 and MP4 files and can transfer data via either USB or Bluetooth. You get between two and two-and-a-half-hours' talk time, and 70 to 100 hours' standby. Costing $530, the Epoq WP88 goes on sale on March 1. [GadgetCraver via UberGizmo]

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actually, if this thing were real, it would be truly amazing. It unfortunetly can't be real though. The amount of electronics needed to allow for voice dialing, and all of the other features, just couldn't be packed into such a small device. BTW, if it's kinetically charged, then the battery limitations mentioned in the article are meaningless, since it uses a constant renewable energy source. I don't understand why this article is written as though this is a real device.