Despite the watch phone craze that's sweeping through the technical circles, I've always had a hard time rationalizing the purchase of one. I rely on my device for e-mailing, text messaging, and other keyboard-intensive tasks, and the watch phone idea is far too small for my needs. I see it as being a niche market, and that's about it.
That being said, Research In Motion has taken the concept, and developed it into a very interesting idea. According to Crackberry, the company is working with inPulse to create a BlackBerry-centric watch phone. No, the device isn't going to replace your trusty messaging tool, rather, it's going to supplement it. Marketing the device as the perfect tool for when you're in a meeting, on a jog, or in any other situation where you can't pull out your device, the unit is expected to be branded as the inPulse smartwatch.
There you have it! A brilliant idea in my book, provided that the price is set to a reasonable level. Now, I'll have an excuse to "check the time" more often.