Samsung smartwatch could arrive as Galaxy Gear

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The idea of a Samsung smartwatch is far from a new one, but as we mentioned when talking about that Samsung Unboxed invite that just showed up, it’s back on our minds as something the company could be just about to announce. As we wait to find out everything on the agenda for Samsung’s September 4 event, a new trademark filing may have let the cat out of the bag for this new smartwatch, suggesting it could arrive as the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Indeed, the trademark is classified as being for a wearable device – either a full-on watch or some sort of bangle or charm otherwise worn on the person – with internet connectivity.

Since a Samsung model SM-V700 was already spotted in Indian import logs, described as a “watch accessory,” that’s very likely what we’re dealing with.

A litany of questions remains: if this is a Galaxy device, will it run Android itself, or merely connect to Android-running hardware? Is the name supposed to refer to one specific product, or could Galaxy Gear be more of a range of accessories – all the gear you use with your Galaxy phones? And of course, the big one: will Samsung be the company to really bring the smartwatch into the mainstream? If neither Samsung nor Apple can do it, we wonder who will.

Source: USPTO
Via: SamMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!