Wrist Watch to be Replaced by Hybrid Phone

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Somewhere amidst the latest technology revolution, watches became impractical and irrelevant. At least that's the opinion of Allison Elliott, a 27-year-old University of Kentucky employee.

Sure, Elliott still wears her grandmother's classic gold watch -- but she considers it jewelry more than an actual timepiece. She says she's more apt to get the time from her car, the cable TV box, her computer -- or, yes, her cell phone.

Paul Dryden, a 21-year-old senior at Connecticut College, is in the same boat. "To be honest, I can't remember the last time I wore a watch -- I'm guessing early in high school." In fact, he even uses his cell phone as an alarm clock, because "it goes everywhere I go."

"When I was little, I took off my socks because they were constraining," said 27-year-old Ottawa, Ontario native Sean MacPhedran. "I think I take my watch off for the same reason."

By World War I, people started wearing watches on their wrists because that was an easier and more efficient method of checking the time. (Source: yahoo.com)

Will this war end up being remembered as the period when people started wearing cell phones on their wrists?

Yes, you read that correctly.

The M300 from SMS Technology is a cell phone that goes around your wrist -- or a wristwatch that's a cell phone -- or however you want to describe it.

But this newfangled tech won't come cheap. If you want the latest and greatest in wrist wear, expect to shell out $500 for the honor.

The M300 is expected to launch in March. (Source: scifi.com)

To see pictures of the M300 cell phone watch (courtesy of i4u.com), click on the following links: Image 1 | Image 2.

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