South Korean company Samsung has just filed a petition with the US trademark office. In which he shows interest in registering the name Samsung Galaxy Gear.
In the petition, on July 29, we read that the trademark would be used for a wristwatch with Internet access and capabilities to call and send SMS. That is, what has been a current mobile phone in clock format.
Citing words of the petition itself to the US Patent and Trademark Office:
“(This brand would be used in) electronic devices that you can put in the form of wristwatch, wristband or bracelet able to offer access to the Internet and to send and receive phone calls, emails and messages.
As you can see Galaxy Gear seems to be the name with which the company could launch to the market its next device, a smartwatch that would fight from you to you with the offer that already offers Sony in second generation.
It can also read in the request that could be used to wirelessly receive, store or transmit data and messages and to track or manage personal information, smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Less than a month away from the IFA Berlin show it seems that Samsung heats engines to make several presentations, we are likely to see Galaxy Note 3 and a smartwatch under the name Galaxy Gear. At the beginning of September we will leave doubts and inform you, first hand, of course, at the foot of the German fair.
Samsung has been in the smartwatch world for 14 years.
Samsung launched its SPH-WP10 device in the year 1999, which came as smart watch phone, a mix between a phone and a wrist watch weighing only 50 grams and with a talk time of up to 90 minutes or 60 hours of rest. He enjoyed a small joystick as a control system and a double button to navigate the menus.
After that first duel in the mixed territory of telephony and mobile the company launched its model Samsung S9110 in 2009, with touch screen, autonomy of more than 4 hours in conversation.
The competition has also launched its bets, LG launched a device similar to S9110, LG GD910 at CES 2008, although it did not see the light until 2009. Both came very limited to the market, with high prices. This coupled with the explosion smartphone we were living left in the background this type of device.
Sony has opted for an add-on for smartphones instead of a device that integrates telephony proper with its Sony SmartWatch line, we will have to wait to see if Samsung follows this line with his Galaxy Gear, or if he tries for the third timethe introduction of this Type hybrid device thanks to Android.