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Description: We’ve heard rumors about smartwatches from the likes of Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930:KS) for most of 2013, and it sounds like they’re finally almost here. Bloomberg News reported today that on Sept. 4, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Gear, a wristwatch-like device that can be used for phone calls, surfing the Web, and handling e-mail. Apple is trying to get its own smartwatch on shelves by the end of the year, according to the report.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: August 16, 2013

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-16/samsung-and-other-big-name-smartwatches-are-coming-dot-does-that-matter#r=hpt-ls

Questions for Discussions:

  • Do you think these devices will resonate with consumers?
  • What advantages will consumers demand before buying?

 

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