Huawei’s rumored smartwatch could be more of a smart band if the leaked photograph above is anything to go by. Interestingly, it comes directly from a Huawei official, who posted it online to show off his new “toy”.
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HTC is expected to give carriers a “sneak peak” at a brand new smartwatch powered by Google Now at Mobile World Congress next week, according to “a person with direct knowledge of the plans” who has been speaking to Bloomberg. The prototype device is said to be the first of three new wearables from the Taiwanese company.
The official Flappy Bird might well be dead, but if you thought that was the last you’d see of it, you can think again.
Since the game’s creator announced it would be pulled over the weekend, countless clones have been popping up all over the place. Even the Pebble smartwatch has one called Tiny Bird, and it’s available now for free through the Pebble appstore.
HTC has confirmed that it will launch a new wearable this year in an effort to turn its fortunes around following a decline in revenue for two years running. The Taiwanese firm will also launch a second-generation One smartphone, and it will place a renewed focus on marketing.
One of the downsides to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is that it’s only officially compatible with the South Korean company’s own family of smartphones, but a new workaround allows Nexus 5 to add Galaxy Gear support to their own handset themselves.
If it wants to retain its massive share of the smartphone market, Samsung must ensure its flagship devices are always one step ahead of the competition. So with the Galaxy S5, the South Korean company hopes to take on Apple’s Touch ID with eye-scanning technology that’ll let you unlock your phone using only your irises.
The device will be available around March or April of this year, Samsung executive vice president Lee Young Hee confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg — and it’ll launch alongside a second-generation Galaxy Gear that’ll be thinner than its predecessor.
Qualcomm is celebrating this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by knocking $50 off its Android-comptible Toq smartwatch. For this week only, the device will sell for $299.99 as opposed to $349.99, and you can buy it directly from Qualcomm or through Amazon.
Smartwatches today are a little bit like PDAs in the early 1990s: that technology that everyone seems sure is the future, but which no one has really got right yet.
Well, add Archos’ name to the list of companies willing to try and rectify that situation.
If you’ve been meaning to treat yourself to a Pebble smartwatch and you haven’t already blown all of your savings on other Black Friday deals, then you might be interested to know that you can now get $20 off the device for one day only.
Over the past couple days, you may have read reports that suggest the Samsung Galaxy Gear is a flop because it has only sold 50,000 units. But in actual fact, it’s the complete opposite. In just two months, it has become the world’s most popular smartwatch with 800,000 sales worldwide.