Bloomberg Confirms Samsung Smartwatch Unveiling on September 4th
Bloomberg is confirming reports that Samsung will unveil a smartwatch on September 4th, two days before the IFA consumer electronics show begins in Berlin.
Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Galaxy Gear will be powered by Google Inc.’s Android operating system and go on sale this year to beat a potentially competing product from Apple Inc., the people said.
The report follows an earlier one from SamMobile which said the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch will be unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Note III.
Bloomberg does not believe the device will have a flexible but says the company is continuing to work on developing devices with bendable screens.