Samsung Smartwatch? How about SmartphoneWatch?
You can say a lot of things about Samsung, but the company is never afraid of experimenting with new products and new factors. Some of them work, some of them, not so much. The Wall Street Journal reports that something very interesting is in the pipeline: a smartwatch that will also be a smartphone.
Quoting the article:
Samsung’s watch-phone will be able to make and receive calls without being tethered to a smartphone, something most smartwatches on the market now can’t do, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. It will also take photos, send email and come with GPS, Bluetooth and a heart monitor, the people said—a suite of features that would make the gadget-toting James Bond proud. (The fictional British spy used a wrist walkie-talkie in the movie “For Your Eyes Only.”)
The South Korean technology company—currently the top seller of smartphones—is in talks with telecommunications carriers in the U.S., South Korea and Europe about the watch-phone, and hopes to unveil the gadget between June and July, the people said. It will run on Samsung’s homegrown operating system, Tizen, which was co-developed with Intel Corp.
The people declined to say what the device will be called, or whether a user will make calls by holding the watch up to his or her mouth.
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