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August 6, 2013

Samsung trademarks smartwatch Galaxy Gear

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Samsung has submitted a patent application for the term ‘Samsung Galaxy Gear’ with the US Patents and Trademark Office.  The South Korean firm is understood to be registering the phrase for use with its much-rumoured smartwatch product.

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The document describes a “wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages”. Galaxy Club has also outed concept designs for the product, suggesting that it will feature a flexible display. “This design is of a body made of flexible displays and elastic materials that can be used while wrapped around a wrist or flattened out,” reads the description accompanying the designs. Samsung has been tipped to unveil the Galaxy Gear alongside the Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month. Sony announced its SmartWatch 2 device this summer. Our friends over at Clove have the Sony Smartwatch up for sale now at £120

 

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini