Samsung has confirmed, though Lee Young Hee, Samung’s executive vice president of mobile business, that the company is working on a smartwatch though no time-frame for the release of the device has been given.
Speaking in an interview Hee said “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.” Possible features of the watch were not discussed but it is likely that it will exhibit similar traits to current smartphones. Whether this includes calling conventional smartphones is anyone’s guess at the moment but that function could be a cool addition.
The news that Samsung is working on a smartwatch will likely be providing more fuel for those who claim that Samsung spends a lot of time emulating Apple and the announcement is almost certainly the start of a race to the wearable computer finish line for the two companies . Apple was reported to be working on a smartwatch last month, something that the company hasn’t explicitly confirmed yet. If Apple wasn’t in fact developing one, they probably are now.