BlackBerry watch to be released

CrackBerry.com reports the rumours regarding a Bluetooth BlackBerry Watch accessory have finally come to fruition.

Named the inPulse, the watch is not being made by RIM, and instead by a company specializing in BlackBerry accessories. According to CrackBerry an official annoucement is just around the corner.

Crackberry reports the watch features an OLED screen making the screen bright and easily readable. The OLED display also increases battery life over the more traditional LCD displays used in other mobile devices. The watch is designed to show notifications, incoming calls, and previews of messages arriving on your BlackBerry.

The inPulse clearly was designed for a specific demographic in mind, a user on the go. It is not designed to replace the BlackBerry entirely. Instead, it can be used for occasions where the BlackBerry is tucked away - driving, meetings, or perhaps wherever else it is not appropriate to use your phone. Instead of having to stop and check their BlackBerry, one can quickly glance over at the inPulse and decide whether the call or message is important enough to pick up.

Crackberry also suggests that eventually API's may become available, enough to where app developers can ultlize the watch to display notifications from third party apps.


Image credit: Crackberry.com

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We've gotten to the point that even on our watches are going to be connected on the internet. Is somewhat incredible, we are being slaved even more and more

wow, this is a pretty dumb idea. I work for a company that has BBs and while I'm an on call SA, this is not practical at all. I pretty much have my BB on me 24/7, so having something like this is overkill.

Although, about the only use I could see would be wearing this if I'm downstairs ion the basement and my phone is upstairs....still, it's not very practical

I dunno. If you're driving it's a lot easier to just turn your wrist to see an incoming message than to dig out your phone.

If I can hit a button on this thing to answer a call via a BT headset, I'm TOTALLY in.

Thunderbuck said,
I dunno. If you're driving it's a lot easier to just turn your wrist to see an incoming message than to dig out your phone.

If I can hit a button on this thing to answer a call via a BT headset, I'm TOTALLY in.


But, we get called for tickets after hours and pretty much ignore emails at that time, so a Bluetooth headset is better than looking at a watch while driving.

briangw said,
But, we get called for tickets after hours and pretty much ignore emails at that time, so a Bluetooth headset is better than looking at a watch while driving.


a bluetooth headset doesnt give any visual information... flick your wrist and see who's calling, that's gotta be useful, unless you have to answer every incoming call anyway....
or how about text messages? its probably not big enough to show too much at once, and you cant really do it while your driving, but the same could be said of the phone itself...

Do people even wear watches anymore? I haven't worn a watch in about 10 years. I just use my cell phone to check time.

Yeah, I wear one 24/7 so that I can still tell the time when my phone is on charge or I don't have it with me. On top of that, watches make for cool jewellery if you get a decent one, which is also nice :).

daz411 said,
Do people even wear watches anymore? I haven't worn a watch in about 10 years. I just use my cell phone to check time.

I think it is more for fashion these days than utility.

I got mine as a gift from my girlfriend. :)

I just like not having to dig for my cell whenever I'm out and about. Also gives me something to look at when you walk by those crazy people that stare at you for some reason or another. D:

My friend has a watch though that makes a buzz or noise whenever he gets a call on his cell... Not sure if it shows messages though, but I always thought this all to be a bit... weird.

No it's not. Well only for time yeah.

I stopped using my watch since the metal under my watch started getting rusted and discolored my skin. I prefer my phone now.

You know what I love about my watch I have now that's so different from the rest of my huge gadget collection? I never have to charge it. I like that.

I've always wanted tech to eventually be these cool wrist gadgets you see in movies instead of a phone in your pocket. Untapped at the moment with technology not quite there yet. Batteries and heat especially.