Wearable devices off late have been seen trending amongst OEMs, and now according to the Guardian, Dell is also exploring the wearable computing segment. Considering the continuously shrinking PC market, the struggling PC maker is now looking forward to a new product category and is exploring ideas in the wearable computing space.
The report has quoted Sam Burd, global vice-president of personal computing at Dell who says “There are challenges in cost, and how to make it a really good experience.” However, he believes that “The piece that’s interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist – that’s pretty interesting, pretty appealing.” Though Dell has not yet announced anything but ‘we are looking at the technology in that space’, Burd added.
We have lately seen brands like Apple, Google, Samsung, LG, Sony and others working on the wearable technology. Though it is Sony who has made the first move ahead and launched another smartwatch at the recently held Mobile Asia Expo, Apple has also revealed its plans by registering iWatch trademark for its watch, followed by Samsung which was recently in news for filing Gear as a trademark, most likely for its wearable devices.
Samsung is expected to reveal its smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note III launch on September 4 at IFA 2013. This apart, players like Apple’s contract-based manufacturing partner Foxconn has also revealed its own smartwatch a couple of days back.