Samsung Executives Confirm Development of Smartwatch

03-19-2013, 09:17 PM
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With the rumor mill working overtime on Apple's iOS smartwatch, Samsung is determined not to get left behind in the fledgling wearable smartphone market. Lee Young Hee, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile business, told Bloomberg: “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long. We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”

Just last month, it was reported that Apple had assembled a team of about 100 people to develop its own wristwatch iOS device, a move that presumably may have had an impact on the timing of Lee's disclosure. While it isn't the first time Samsung has dipped its toe in the waters of the wearable phone pool, this announcement does mark a potentially more viable entry into the market, which is currently blossoming with the news Apple's smartwatch developments and the success of Pebble's Kickstarter campaign.

The hurdle facing Samsung - and Apple - is balancing functionality, price, and design. Affordability will no doubt be a considerable factor in the success or failure of forthcoming smartwatches and in order for a device to succeed, people will actually want to be seen wearing it. The look of Samsung's S9910, which debuted in 2009, met with generally positive reviews, but the exorbitant price made it inaccessible to most consumers.

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03-19-2013, 10:11 PM
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Probably will but the pictures from 2009 they have already made a couple

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s9110-2885.php

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out

03-19-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Teknikal View Post
Probably will but the pictures from 2009 they have already made a couple

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s9110-2885.php
I'm drunk.

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03-19-2013, 10:17 PM
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OK i've really screwed this thread up, the title won't change lol

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03-19-2013, 10:19 PM
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...wtf.

It's a forum game disguised as an article for smartwatches?
03-19-2013, 10:20 PM
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...wtf.

It's a forum game disguised as an article for smartwatches?
I have no idea what i'm doing. I think i'll just make a new thread.
03-19-2013, 11:19 PM
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That is a super ugly watch. I thought the iwatch looked bad, but this one looks even worse.
03-20-2013, 12:34 AM
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That is a super ugly watch. I thought the iwatch looked bad, but this one looks even worse.
I've seen worse but I would never buy one of these smart watches anyway no matter who actually made it, I do think the one cool thing about the Samsung pictured is it's actually a complete standalone phone dick tracy style and not just a bluetooth link to one like most are now.

Kinda funny how they managed to get phones so small and now their getting bigger and bigger instead.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
03-20-2013, 12:38 AM
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What's worse, you can't even tell the time from the screenshot!
03-20-2013, 12:41 AM
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This is... the most important story ever to hit a forum.

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