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Ready for a Surface watch? Asian supply-chain contacts tell the WSJ Microsoft (MSFT) is...

Ready for a Surface watch? Asian supply-chain contacts tell the WSJ Microsoft (MSFT) is also "working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device," albeit while cautioning it isn't clear if the company will commercialize a product. Google and Samsung have already reportedly joined Apple in launching smart watch projects. The watch industry's size and margins could have much to do with the apparent surge in R&D efforts from tech giants.
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  • Aristotle2k
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    I hope i'm not just starting to age; but I really don't see the appeal of a watch by MSFT or APPL. People tried to turn the nano into a watch too and it just didn't seem to make sense.
    15 Apr 2013, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • Seegood
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    I'm an optometrist. A touch enabled watch will be good for my business.
    15 Apr 2013, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • Mr. Knowitall
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    I think it's a great idea...

     

    Imagine the watch communicating with your phone via bluetooth.
    You get a text.. your watch beeps, buzzes, flashes, or whatever, and you (very Dick Tracy like) bring your watch to your lips and say "read message" ... VERY cool.

     

    Say "read next message"
    Say "Reply" <hi honey, I'm on my way.>

     

    It's the next big thing .. true hands free.
    16 Apr 2013, 08:04 PM Reply Like
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