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Microsoft smartwatch in R&D tip supply sources

Microsoft smartwatch in R&D tip supply sources

Count Microsoft among those on the smartwatch bandwagon, supply chain sources claim, with the company supposedly working on potential smart-timepiece designs as it weighs their market potential. The in-development watch, which follows Kickstarter success Pebble and ongoing chatter of an Apple "iWatch", would be built around a 1.5-inch screen, component sources tell the WSJ, with Microsoft apparently tinkering with possible designs alongside an in-house Windows Phone handset.

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Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

Google Smartwatch is latest in essentially baseless claims of wearables

If you've been waiting for a smartwatch ever since Apple released the super-cute iPod that fit perfectly on a wristwatch strap, you may be in luck - Google is reportedly making one running Android. But then there've been reports of Apple making a smartwatch too. And LG is making one as well, and Samsung, and who knows which other companies - smartwatches from every angle, I tell you! But today's report about Google comes from the Financial Times where they've got an inside contact, so it's best we listen.

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LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

LG rumored to be creating smartwatch contender

First it was Pebble to bring smartwatches to the mainstream, and from the looks of it, several big companies are looking to make a dent in the same market, including Apple, Samsung, Google, and now LG. It's rumored that LG will be joining the three other companies to compete in making a next-generation smartwatch.

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Samsung confirms Smartwatch scheming

Samsung confirms Smartwatch scheming

Samsung is working on a smartwatch, a mobile VP from the company has confirmed, a long-term project to extend its best-selling range to the wrist. Executive vice president of mobile Lee Young Hee would not be drawn on either functionality or release plans for the unnamed wearable, telling Bloomberg only that Samsung has "been preparing the watch product for so long" amid rumors of a rival gadget from Apple.

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Apple iWatch tipped for 2013 launch

Apple iWatch tipped for 2013 launch

We've been hearing about a lot of buzz about a possible new smartwatch coming straight out of Cupertino. While we've certainly heard a lot about what the alleged watch will feature, we've never heard many rumors about when we'd actually be able to buy the thing. It turns out, however, that sources are saying the iWatch will be available to consumers this year.

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i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

Ever since the rumor started floating around that Apple was working on its own smartwatch, companies have been rushing to get competing products to the market ahead of Apple. Some of the smartwatches that had turned up have been very interesting. Another new watch has turned up called the I'm Watch and bills itself as the world's first real smartwatch.

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Apple iWatch wristband patent shows the future of slap bracelets

Apple iWatch wristband patent shows the future of slap bracelets

Apple's iWatch has been making the rounds lately, and we've seen our fair share of mockups and possible ideas going behind the rumored smartwatch. Today, for instance, a new patent filing suggests Apple is working on a slap bracelet of the future, complete with a small AMOLED flexible display. It comes straight out of Apple's R&D labs with the name "bi-stable spring with flexible display."

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SmartFitty touchscreen smartwatch and fitness monitor debuts

SmartFitty touchscreen smartwatch and fitness monitor debuts

I had pretty much counted the watch out since most fans of technology had ditched the traditional watch in favor of using the clock on their mobile phone. The watch is coming back though with a new round of smartwatches that offer all kinds of intriguing features. The latest smartwatch to turn up on Indiegogo is the SmartFitty and it combines two types of products into one device.

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Samsung GALAXY Altius Smartwatch leaked

Samsung GALAXY Altius Smartwatch leaked

Today a collection of screenshots have been revealed of what appears very much to be a Samsung "smartwatch" with the name GALAXY ALtius attached to it. The images shown here come from a Korean messageboard where the main topic of conversation is how well the watch will fit in with the rest of the market rather than if the mysterious device exists. Given the recent fervor created by the idea of an Apple iWatch, could the Samsung smartwatch, indeed, be far behind?

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If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

Apple and Samsung already dominate the smartphone market, but the smartwatch industry could be the next in line for a wrist-worn tech attack, judging by "iWatch" and "Project J" rumors. Talk of an Apple alternative to Pebble and other wearables has surged in the past week, with a 100-person team tipped to be collaborating on a curved glass digital timepiece that would work as a companion to your iPhone. However, the Cupertino smartwatch crew is unlikely to be alone in its second-screen ambitions, with Samsung likely also on the case.

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