Samsung’s SIM card equipped smartwatch launching in a couple of months

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We have heard rumors about the Samsung Gear Solo, which was reported to be a standalone smartphone on your wrist, thus removing the reliance on a bulky smartphone. The Wall Street Journal now claims that this smartwatch is not too long away from launch with a Summer announcement being hinted at. This should mean the smartwatch will land in the markets by June or July.

Earlier reports have suggested that Samsung is having an exclusive deal with a couple of Korean carriers for this smartwatch, so it will be interesting to see if it will be sold elsewhere as well. The idea certainly sounds interesting, although it’s unlikely to be a hit considering that users are leaning towards devices with bigger displays these days and a smartwatch can only do so much with its display real estate.

So it’s going to be yet another niche product from Samsung, which will certainly be talked about for quite some time. Much like the company’s current crop of smartwatches, this upcoming smartwatch will also be running Tizen, according to the report.

Although it will be a unique product in the market, it certainly won’t be the first time we’ll see a device like this. The Omate TrueSmart is a wearable smartwatch with moderate popularity, so Samsung won’t be lauded for its ingenuity like it was with the Galaxy Note series back in 2011.

Source: WSJ

Via: Android and Me

2 Replies to “Samsung’s SIM card equipped smartwatch launching in a couple of months”

  1. Samsung still try to throw everything to the wall to see what sticks. Who the f wants this damn watch-phone? Samsung just don’t get it. The reason for having a smartphone with big screen because of everything else, not only for calling. What about texts, emails, media, games, social networks, browsing? Do Samsung think people will give up their smartphone for this phone-watch thing? Damn, another fugly product which DOA.

  2. There is no way in hell i’m paying a monthly subscription fee to a carrier for my watch.

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