We’ve seen watch phones before, but the Cool G108 watch phone has much more of an Inspector Gadget kind of feel to it, seeing how you can flip it open like a clamshell. Developed by some Chinese phone manufacturer, the G108 really is a clamshell with its round shape and flip open configuration.
The external display handles basic stuff like telling the time and displaying the signal strength. Flip the sucker open and you discover a RAZR-like metallic keypad and a 1.5-inch color display. Interestingly, the keypad is circular, hearkening back to the days of rotary. Other features include Bluetooth (you don’t want to hold this thing up to your ear do you?), a 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, quad-band GSM/GPRS, media player, 0.5MB internal storage, memory card slot, and a USB connection.
Between all the clones and knockoffs that Chinese manufacturers are known for, it’s nice to see a fresh new design from time to time. The Cool G108 seems to live up to its name; it’s pretty cool.