Strap It On – The AT&T Wrist Phone

Before the merging of mp3 players and cellphones became the hot hybrid, the average american dreamed of a little thing called the wristwatch phone. Maybe it had something to do with James Bond or the uber square-jawed detective Dick Tracy.


Where the dream comes from is not that important, because dream as we might, Holy Grail tech like the wristwatch phone and a video phone you actually use, will always be just a Consumer Electronics Show away. But now that AT&T is AT&T again:

I am sure they will dust off their wristwatch prototypes, buff off the edges and paint them a shiny white. If you can’t wait, check out this cool ad from 1994. I believe its from an issue of OMNI.



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One thought on “Strap It On – The AT&T Wrist Phone

  1. At&T’s “You Will..” ads were great. Hmm, did we ever get the wrist phone? I think I did see it somewhere, but kinda silly in this day. Would have been hot in the 30’s & 40’s!

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