How about a Microsoft Surface Watch to take a little of the negative attention away from the Surface Pro and Surface RT for a while? A bit of a head-scratcher admittedly, but it’s looking more likely by the day that this is exactly what we’re in for.
To call it a Surface Watch might be a little creative and/or presumptuous, but what’s abundantly clear is that Microsoft is looking to take on the likes of Apple and Samsung in the newest of new technology segments. Yep, along with Apple’s iWatch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch, new reports have come to light largely confirming that the Redmond software giant is having another crack at mainstream consumer hardware.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is right now in the process of studying and working out design specifics for a new wave of wearable technology products. Citing supply chain sources, the WSJ suggest that components for such devices have already been shipped and are currently being put through their paces by Microsoft’s designers.
The news comes just weeks after it became clear that Apple and Samsung are in something of a frenzied race to the finish line, with their respective iWatch and Galaxy Watch devices.
As none of the three companies have yet offered a single word of confirmation on the project, it remains a subject of pure speculation for the rumor mill to do its bidding with. However, while specs, features, price tags and ultimate release date details are non-existent, what can be surmised pretty solidly is that the biggest names in the business clearly consider the Smartwatch and other wearable computing the future for the industry.
It also remains unknown as to whether these watch-like devices would function as independent and fully-connected Smartphones in the own right, or whether they would have to be paired with the relevant iPhone, Window Phone or Android device in order to operate.