Microsoft is about to release his version of “smart” watches




Microsoft is about to release his version of “smart” watches

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Microsoft is considering entering the market of wearable electronics . The company has already reached an agreement with Asian component suppliers for the supply of components for intelligent clock with a touch screen.

The head of one of the Asian companies met with representatives of the Department of Research and Development Microsoft in Redmond, in order to discuss the possibility of cooperation in the direction of smartwatch, writes American business newspaper The Wall Street Journal. Assess the seriousness of the Microsoft is still difficult.

The company has some experience in this area. Previously, Microsoft has developed a technology Smart Personal Object (SPOT), which was later implemented in devices such watch brands as Fossil, Suunto, Tissot, Swatch and Melitta (manufacturer of coffee machines). After infusion of a huge quantity of money in the development of software for touchscreen watches costing $ 800 Microsoft abandoned the further development of technology. In 2008, the project was canceled.

If Microsoft decides to join the race of ‘smart’ hours, it would have to withstand competition from other manufacturers of portable electronic devices. Previously, we reported that on his version of the smart watch works by Apple. According to the publication Bloomberg, this project involved about 100 people.

Last month, in an interview with Bloomberg CEO of Samsung said that the South Korean company has long been working on a similar device. Meanwhile, in a patent application that Google sent to the U.S. Patent Office, illustrates how you can look “smart” watches from the search engine giant, already had time to shake up the market of portable electronic devices augmented reality glasses Google Glass .

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Regardless of the decisions of the leading technology companies, today wearable electronics market is extremely attractive because promises huge profits.

Earlier it was reported that in 2014, Microsoft plans to release a similar Google Glass .
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