Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Computer clock to IFA: Samsung confirms SmartWatch Premiere - ABC Online

Samsung will be unveiling at the IFA in Berlin on Wednesday its new computer clock Galaxy Gear. This was confirmed by the company on Wednesday, the news agency dpa. Was confirmed also the name of the SmartWatch. In addition to Berlin on 4 September, the new “Galaxy Note 3″ will be presented.

div Unlike many in the industry expected, the Galaxy Gear will have no flexible display, Samsung said manager Lee Young-hee of “Korean time”. The company had decided already more advanced devices (“wearable gadgets”) in planning, she said on the question of whether Samsung mobile devices with flexible display in the pipeline have. “We are sure that the” Gear “in the mobile industry will be a majo r boost,” said Lee.

Unconfirmed reports, the clock will have a touch screen about the size of 2.5 inches and integrated speakers and a camera . Perhaps they will also have an accelerometer, over which it may be automatically activated as soon as it is passed to the eyes of the user, market observers suggest.

Samsung currently supplies a race with Apple, who will be the first to penetrate into the relatively new market of computer clocks. Apple’s long time such a product was already been expected. The company is on 10 September to present news in California. Expected new iPhone. Whether the team Apple CEO Tim Cook will unveil a iWatch remains to be seen.

Market with computer watches is currently considered the most potential for growth. The market researcher Canalys recently about expected that the milestone of 5 million units sold is achieved in the coming year. Among other vendors, Sony has already can show a SmartWatch in the second version on offer, the information of the smartphone. The Dutch navigation specialist TomTom brought under the two GPS watches on the market to record their activities with the athletes and evaluate.

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