Qualcomm has begun accepting pre-orders for the Toq smartwatch today. The watch, complete with Mirasol display was originally unveiled back in September, but wasn't expected to be available for purchase until early December. But while the pre-orders have kicked off today, it doesn't seem as if the watch will be shipping for a few weeks time.
Smartwatches appear to have found a niche following, but that doesn't seem to have stopped newcomers from trying to make their presence known. There is the Pebble as well as Samsung Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm Toq and at least a handful of others -- both available and in development. Not to mention, the ones that are still in rumor. Anyway, it looks as if ZTE is prepping a smartwatch of their own.
smartwatch dream, and the hype, lives on, at least for the creators and supporters of the Neptune Pine smartwatch. Now that its Kickstarter campaign has reached its funding target, the project is now looking towards stretch goals that seek to give its users and even better smartphone, or, rather, smartwatch, experience.
smartwatch ball has started to roll, there seems to be no end to independent groups and small-scale manufacturers from trying to carve out a name for themselves in the nascent market. The most recent one that will probably hit your news feeds soon is the Neptune Pine which, in all honesty, is a smartwatch that probably isn't a watch at all.
FiLiP smart locator device, however as of today there is a bit of an update in terms of availability. The wrist-locator will soon be available with AT&T. The carrier will have the FiLiP available for online sales beginning on November 22nd. And in addition to the online availability, AT&T will be selling the FiLiP in one retail location.
popped up suggesting Samsung has only been able to sell roughly 50,000 of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the two months of availability. That report came out of Business Korea and also touched on how that meant daily sales numbers of less than a 1,000 units. Well, it looks like Samsung has responded to these reports with some numbers of their own. According to Samsung, they have sold about 800,000.
Galaxy Gear is in a rough spot, straggling the fine line between a next frontier device and a totally eccentric and somewhat unjustifiable piece of hardware, like the Galaxy Round. But even if the sales and reception are, unsurprisingly, low, that won't be stopping Android developers from taking full advantage of the smartwatch's capabilities. And that all starts with a full custom ROM.
hands-on time with the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch back in September. Qualcomm offered a decent look at the watch at the time, however the pricing and release details were a bit more open ended. Regardless of what was, or wasn't said at the time though, Qualcomm has dropped a press release this morning and announced the price and release date for the Toq smartwatch.
TrueSmart shipments recently. That update had shipments ranging from mid-November for the 512MB+4GB EU 3G model with the remainder running through December. Well, while we aren't expecting that timeline to change, it does appear as if Omate has begun the final stages of prep work to ensure all backers receive their reward.
Galaxy Gear smartwatch was in regards to notifications. In this case, the lack of them. That said, Samsung has rolled out an update for the Gear Manager application and seems to have addressed that issue. First things first though, in order to grab this latest Manager app update, you will need to make sure the firmware of the watch itself is up to date.