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RumorTT: Microsoft testing its own "translucent aluminum" smartwatch

Microsoft testing new smartwatch with Surface connector and 1.5-inch screen

| Wearable Computing News | Posted: Jul 15, 2013 9:32 pm

Today is shaping up to be smartwatch rumor day with this morning's report that the Apple iWatch has been delayed by at least a year. Now, a new rumor that Microsoft is testing a "translucent aluminum" smartwatch has cropped up. The report comes from The Verge and states that the company is now prototyping a smartwatch device under the supervision of the Surface team.

 

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Apparently, the company was previously testing variations of a smartwatch design which was built by the Xbox accessories team. The report says that the new device features a Surface Connector and a 1.5-inch display. Tech site AnandTech said that Microsoft is working on a number of removable wristbands based around the Windows 8 color schemes of blue, red, yellow, black, white, and grey.

 

The Verge says that Microsoft is testing prototypes with a modified version of Windows 8 that is focused on integrating the device with other Windows-powered devices. This could lead to your watch sinking up to your Surface tablet, Windows Phone 8 devices, and Windows 8 laptops and PCs. This plan is very similar to what Apple wishes to do with their iWatch and what Samsung has planned for its GALAXY smatwatch.

NEWS SOURCESTheverge.com, Amongtech.com

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