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SAMSUNG Electronics Showcases the World’s First GPRS Wrist Watch Phone On Sale in Europe Q4 2003

SAMSUNG Electronics, a world leader in consumer electronics, introduces the first “Dick Tracy” style GPRS wristwatch phone at CeBIT 2003.

The GPRS Class 10 watch phone, offers one and a half hours of continuous talk time and 80 hours of stand-by time at the flick of a wrist. The handset also supports voice activated dialling and includes a built-in phone book and 40 different polyphonic ring tones.

Sang Jin Park, Senior Vice President & General Manager for Mobile Communication Division, Telecommunication Network Business of SAMSUNG Electronics said: “Consumer research tells us that people want lightweight phone solutions, as part of the need to stay in touch wherever they go and whatever they are doing.”

The phone, which weighs under 80 grams including battery and measures just 37.8 x 64 x 17.7 mm. The phone supports WAP 1.2, Bluetooth and Speakerphone technologies.

To maximize users’ experience, the watch phone comes with a bright, easy to read 256 OLED (Organic Light Emitting Display) colour screen that features generous 96 x 64 pixel resolution.

The phone will go on sale across Europe in Q4 2003 as the world’s smallest GPRS phone.

General Specifications

Band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
GPRS Class 10, PBCCH support

Display 94 x 64 pixels, OLED colour

Melody 40 Polyphonic Ring Tone

Dimension 37.8 x 64 x 17.7 mm

Weight Under 80g (including battery)

Battery Li-ion: 400mAh (Slim)
1h30m talk time; 80h standby

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