Android Wrist Smartphones

Android Wrist Smartphones

In 1946, industrialist Diet Smith gave his detective pal Dick Tracy the gift of cutting-edge mobile technology, the two-way wrist radio, and the square-jawed crimebuster became a one-man radio patrol car. In 1964 Tracy got an upgrade, a two-way wrist TV, and another in 1986, the two-way wrist computer. Today’s personal electronics companies have taken a page out of the Crimestoppers Textbook by introducing Android Smartwatches.

Diet Smith Industries got along without “branding” and “marketing, ” but that was then. This is now:

“Android for Your Wrist: WIMM Unveils Wearable Computing Modules,” Harry McCracken, Technologizer

“Blue Sky Launches Android OS Based Wrist Watch,” by Zainab, TechStalky

“i’mWatch – A Smart Watch Powered With Google Android OS,” BlazoMania

For extra credit, compare and contrast:

“WRIST RADIO (Dec, 1953),” Modern Mechanix

“Dick Tracy Two-Way Wrist Radio,” 1952 advertisement via Tom Zjaba, Tomorrow’s Heroes blog

Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-bpc

Image (“Crimebuster Foiled, after Chester Gould”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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