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It's A Phone! It's A Watch! It's The "Smartwatch"!!

 
Posted Thursday, September 5th 2013 @ 10am  by Rip

The next battle in the tech space appears to be for your wrist. On Wednesday, Samsung and Qualcomm both unveiled their smartwatches, which bring some of the functions of smartphones to your wrist.

The Galaxy Gear, which will sale for $299, was unveiled at an event in Berlin. It will connect with the Galaxy Note 3 and the new edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 table, which will be out in a few weeks.

Qualcomm's entry is called the Toq (pronounced "talk") and it features a touchscreen to display incoming calls and a battery that reportedly holds its charge for days.

There are rumors that Apple, Microsoft and Google also are planning to join the smartwatch market, but the question remains -- will consumers buy them?

A recent study by the Center of the Digital Future says they'll be a tough sell to younger consumers who use their smartphone to tell time rather than wearing a wristwatch.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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