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Report: Microsoft working on smartwatch to rival Samsung, Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Apr 2013 21:07 User comments (6)

Report: Microsoft working on smartwatch to rival Samsung, Apple According to the WSJ, Microsoft is working on a touch-enabled smartwatch to rival Samsung and Apple's supposed devices.
In 2004, the company created a smartwatch product called "Spot" that used FM radio signals to stream news headlines, stock quotes, weather and instant messages from Windows Messenger.

The watch was ahead of its time, however, and was discontinued in 2008.

Wearable designs are the new "hot" industry, with Nike offering fitness bands, Google offering augmented reality eye wear and Samsung and Apple expected to offer watches later this year (or early 2014) built on Android or iOS.

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6 user comments

116.4.2013 9:29

If you have to depend on a damn WATCH to tell ya the weather, your a damn retard.

Me.. I go outside, Lets see, sunny, warm as hell. THATS ALL I NEED TO KNOW!!!

Or snowing Cold and ice. i know im not going anywhere.

smart watch my ass.
its a smart watch for dumb ass people.

216.4.2013 13:28

Just seems like it'll be doing some of the stuff our phones are already doing but not nearly as well. What's their point? I'm sure a few mega nerds will buy it...Then again I'm a pretty big nerd of have absolutely no interest in this or any smart watch.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

317.4.2013 0:02

Useless!

417.4.2013 19:10

Originally posted by snaketus:
Useless!
agreed, we all have a mini pc in our pockets now that can #1 tell the time #2 set an alarm ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and #3 have internet access be it wifi or your carriers internet. FAIL on the watch.

518.4.2013 6:10

Originally posted by tongs007:
Originally posted by snaketus:
Useless!
agreed, we all have a mini pc in our pockets now that can #1 tell the time #2 set an alarm ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and #3 have internet access be it wifi or your carriers internet. FAIL on the watch.
The watch will sync with your phone. But I'm not much impressed... what would Dick Tracy think?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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619.4.2013 10:05

I'll but that Apple started the watch rumor to see if MS would copy a product that doesn't exist.
It looks like it worked

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