This Is the Dick Tracy Watch I Want
by Bruce Stewart
Slashdot is running a story about a new line of bluetooth watches that vibrate when a call comes in on your cell phone, display the caller's number, and allow you to press a button to send the call to voicemail. Now that's a cool use of Bluetooth! As someone who is often fumbling for my cell phone when it's ringing, and just about as often finding myself not wanting to take that particular call at that moment - this device would be great. The watches are being made through a partnership of Fossil and Sony Ericsson, will cost between $200 and $250, and should be available by the end of October. That's a little rich for my blood, but if those come down a bit...
|Another cool use of Bluetooth that I want for my cell phone is for it to know when I come home, and forward my cell to the landline, and when there are no cell phones in the house, to forward the landline to my cell phone. So far, this is only a pipe dream, but with open phones I could probably hack something together.|