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Samsung trademarks Gear Blink, a possible face mounted wearable

Samsung Gear Blink

Samsung Gear Blink

A trademark filing in South Korea has revealed a new Samsung device called the ‘Gear Blink‘. As the name indicates, this could probably be a head mounted wearable, something similar to Google Glass, although there’s no confirmation of that yet.

Samsung recently filed a trademark for something know as the Gear Glass, so this is nothing new to us. It is possible that the company is looking at multiple names for its upcoming Google Glass competitor, with a launch expected to commence in late 2014 or early next year.

Hints like these are certainly giving us a better idea of what the future holds for head/face mounted displays. And it’s only logical for Samsung to swoop in with its offering, given all the hype generated by the expensive yet revolutionary Google Glass. We are yet to hear anything from Samsung on its plans for face mounted wearables, but we expect to know a lot more in the coming days.

Source: The Guardian

Via: Android Central

Samsung rumored to be launching Gear Glass in late 2014

Samsung Gear Blink

Samsung Gear Glass

We’ve heard rumors of Samsung launching its very own Google Glass competitor, with patent filings confirming the company’s plans to venture into the segment. A new report now claims that this wearable could launch as the Gear Glass this year, possibly with the Galaxy Note 4 phablet at the annual IFA event in September.

If these rumors are true, it would essentially mean that Samsung is beating Google to the punch by launching a commercial version of a Google Glass like wearable. Until very recently, Glass was only a developer product and still costs a hefty $1,500, so maybe Samsung can try to one-up Google with its new offering. The Gear Glass will be reportedly running Tizen like the company’s new breed of Gear smartwatches.

Business Korea cites an undisclosed Samsung associate who is believed to have said the following – “The Gear Glass design combines an ear piece and display, enabling people to listen to music with the right ear while looking at the display with the right eye.” This is what the patent filing from last year indicated as well, so it could well be true.

But since it’s still too early in the day, we suggest you to take the report with a grain of salt until we have confirmation to prove its legitimacy. That said, this doesn’t seem like a long shot for a company like Samsung which has always wanted to bring unique and niche devices to the market.

Source: Business Korea

Via: Android Central