Have you heard of Goophone? Well if you haven’t we can’t blame you, but as a refresher, Goophone is a manufacturer who has copied the designs of other manufacturers in the past, such as Apple’s iPhone and the HTC One S. While we’re not sure how well their products actually perform, it seems that the company has recently expanded its offerings and will now start to offer smartwatches as well, which we guess is understandable given all the hype these days about wearable computing.
As you can see in the photo above, the device in question is Goophone’s smartwatch offering and although it looks like it might be running the Windows Phone operating system, it’s actually running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under the hood with full access to Google Play. Unlike other smartwatches that rely on Bluetooth connectivity to pair with smartphones, Goophone’s offering is completely independent. It will rely on a 3G connection meaning that you might not even need to bother with a smartphone at all.
Other specs of the phone include a 1.54” 240×240 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, a 2MP camera, and will come with 512MB of RAM with 4GB of onboard storage. The Goophone smartwatch is available for pre-order via their website for $300.: