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Musician Will.i.am is building a smart.phone.watch

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  1. twitter.followers

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    ?I don?t carry my phone anymore. This is my phone,? he said.

    The artist also revealed that he had funded the company with his own money. In addition to calls, the watch supports music playback, Bluetooth headphones, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. There?s no word, however, on whether you?ll need to wear two of them at once just like will.i.am.

    The project definitely has our attention. Wearables certainly have the potential to replace our phones if the issues of input and display size can be addressed, so we?re keen to see what will.i.am has up his sleeve?or rather, on his wrist.

    What do you guys think? Can this beat the Moto 360 or the other watches in the market?
     
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  2. clovers

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    This will definitely be a hot commodity when it reaches the market. Wonder how much one of these will go for.
     
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    I dont think it will replace phones because the screen will be small and everything is about a big screen but it will be interesting to watch how it develops.
     
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    Smart Phone Watch Is not a new concept many Big companies are spending big money on that i dont think will can compete them best thing he can do is get a patent before them on a technology n then make millions by going in courts
     
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    I guess it should be somewhere around $300-$500 range. As the features don't really look tempting enough to make the price any higher.

    That's true but a lot of companies have already patented a lot of stuff related to Smart watches so I believe he's already a lot late.
     
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    The reason why I love my smartphone is because of the size of the screen. The watch probably suits more for people who only need it for the basic uses.
     
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    IMO...

    The idea of this smart watch concept nothing more than a gimmik. It may be popular for a while purely for the "Look at what I have.." factor but unless peoples wrists get a lot bigger this idea will die out soon and fail to replace the mobile phone.

    How many of you still use mp3 players ?

    Again, just my opinion.
     
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    OP - Did you not know Will I am is a member of BHW? :-S
     
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    Dre has beats

    Will i Am has smart watches
     
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    Well if Will i am:s watch sucks as much as Dre:s beats, I certainly won't buy it.

    Interesting concept though. :)
     
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    It's all marketing bro!

    Dre couldn't sponsor the olympics, so how he got around it was too give everyone who participated in the olympics free dre beats..

    So all the Olympians, soccer players, everyone was wearing dre beats... advertising his product to millions of people who where watching globally!

    If I join a thread such as this and had an agenda knowing I was going to sell a service of my, I would get integrated and known in the community for providing quality content....

    If Will i am is going to promote smart watches...

    He got himself on a talent show in the UK called the voice... giving him free publicity and a nice wage to fund his project...

    then also he wore his smart watch... gets tv interviews such as OP posted and then is showing off his smart watch...

    it's all clever marketing :)
     
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    Theres a member of this forum called Matthew, who has got this down to a tee and last month made $15, 000

    providing quality content, forum provided him traffic..


    same as will i am & dre who had TV ... which is again is a provider of huuugggee traffic...

    marketing 101
     
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    OOOOOOHHH, this watch will go perfectly with my Will.I.Am designed DeLorean car from his most successful auto company that everyone has heard of, I.Am.Auto.

    [​IMG]

    Look at that magnificent machine. I honestly can't see how anyone would want a Porsche or Lamborghini over this beauty.
     
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    LOL You can make calls and do twitter, instagram, faceboook. WOW those are some cool features! :D
     
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    i like this better, notice the japanese guys standing close? probs from Nissan or Mitsubishi ...


    Will_i_Am_1715833a.jpg
     
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    'facebook, twitter, instagram' ... i laughed on the inside.
     
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    my gawd.........
     
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    LOL. True, those are the most basic things one smartwatch could have right now. He should plan to add something more better to beat the competition.
     
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    Maybe one day he'll start building his own music! lol