Neptune, the company behind the Neptune Pine, has unveiled the Duo, a new smartwatch and dumb phone combo. There's the Hub, the smartwatch come smartphone-tied-to-your-wrist, and the Pocket, which is shaped like a mobile phone, acts like a mobile phone but is simply an interface for the Hub.
So it's essentially a smartwatch paired with a dumb phone. No, that's not us hating on the design or the idea, it's how Neptune themselves describe the Pocket. But that's the beauty of the Pocket too. It means should you happen to misplace it, no problem. Your "phone" is actually tied to your wrist. Simply continue using the Hub until you either find it again or get a replacement. Should you lose the Hub and have the Pocket, well... that's when you're going to have a bad day.
If you're sick of watches and bands that require a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone to be "smart", this may well be the answer to your prayers. The Hub itself sports a quad-core processor, LTE support, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 64GB internal storage, speaker, microphone, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 1,000mAh battery and comes in three available sizes (small, medium and large).
Before you freak out about the small battery, the Pocket doubles as a battery pack for the Hub, should you need to top it up. This brings the total capacity to 3,800mAh. The dumb phone comes with a 5-inch capacitive touch display (720p), an 8MP rear shooter (with 2MP front facing camera) and has the ability to be used as a phone (connecting a call through the Hub).
The Neptune Duo is slated to be released in late 2015, but reservations are now available with some light discounts for early birds.
Alternatively, you can pledge nothing now and pay the full price of $798 when released.
Source: Get Neptune