Samsung Smartwatch Steals Spotlight From Apple’s iWatch

The heat is on as Samsung tries to steal spotlight from Apple by planning to launch its own version of iWatch-like smartwatch. This wearable computer, dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Gear, is expected to be unveiled together with Galaxy Note III on September 4, 2013 at Berlin Road Show.

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The buzz began when Samsung announced last March that it was developing a watch device. Then, recently, news firm BBC reported a patent and trademark filing that reveals Samsung has registered the names Samsung Gear in South Korea and Samsung Galaxy Gear in the US.

Samsung Galaxy Gear is said to be a partner device for Galaxy series of smartphones. But it is rumored to have  an additional feature where it can function independently – access the internet, send messages and make calls. The company has not released details of the product except for some drawings taken from patent files.  The sketch shows a flexible screen, power and control buttons seen in Galaxy phones.

If all the rumors are true, it’s certainly an interesting year end face-off between two tech giants with their array of products: Samsung with Note III and Galaxy Gear; Apple with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 5,  and iPad Mini. .

Some analysts, however, have raised doubts as to whether the smartwatch device  will be available this soon. Industry experts say it will take at least a couple of years  to mass produce flexible screens. Another challenge is making the batteries.  It would take three or four years to manufacture a battery that can be bent freely and then flattened out.

Which of these rumors you think are true ? Stay tuned for latest updates.

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