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July 11, 2003

Dick Tracy wrist phone is latest cool gadget

  • In Japan, the $310 device inspired by TV action heroes is a hit with trend-conscious youngsters and nostalgic Baby Boomers.
    AP Business Writer

    TOKYO -- It's cool to play Dick Tracy with a watch-shaped phone. But it turns out the thrill wears off pretty quickly, especially if you like to keep your phone conversations private.

    That's why the $310 Wristomo from Japan's leading mobile carrier, NTT DoCoMo, snaps off and straightens into a handset to be used more like a regular cell phone.

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