Samsung to unveil ‘smartwatch’ next month

2013-08-17 16:20

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Paris – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics will unveil its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch early next month, ahead of Apple’s iWatch.

The Galaxy Gear, which will allow users to make calls, access email and even surf the internet, will launch on September 4, said the sammobile.com site.

Bloomberg news and a fan site said today the world’s top handset maker will also launch its new Galaxy Note 3 on that day.

Bloomberg said the first version of the smart watch would not have a flexible screen.

Wearable computing, including Google’s Glass eyewear, is considered the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones.

In June, Sony unveiled the latest version of its smartwatch, which links with smartphones to receive alerts about phone calls, emails and updates from social networks and also includes a music function.

Samsung’s US rival Apple has long been rumoured to be working on introducing an iWatch, which would represent the biggest gadget launch by the firm since the iPad mini last year.

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