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HP to enter the smartwatch scene with a fancy timepiece

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HP to enter the smartwatch scene with a fancy timepiece
It seems that HP is about to enter the smartwatch scene, as well. However, the manufacturer is not looking to make yet another bland device that mainly keeps tech-heads happy, no no... HP has teamed up with fashion designer Michael Bastian to create a timepiece that fashionable people would actually like to be seen with. The watch will be circular, with a 44-millimeter stainless steel case, adorned by a multilayered finish. It will come with 3 swappable bands in different finishes – black rubber, brown leather, and olive green nylon. There will also be a "limited edition" version of the watch, which will reportedly be an all-black design.

It is said that the smartwatch will be accompanied by an app, compatible with both Android and iOS, allowing it to sync to your device of choice. It will then be able to receive notifications for text messages, emails, news, and control music playback. How much of that is true, and how exactly it will work, remains to be seen, as information about it around the Web seems garbled and scarce.

HP's new smartwatch is supposed to hit the market sometime this fall and its price tag is yet unknown.

HP to enter the smartwatch scene with a fancy timepiece

source: Gilt via Endgadget

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 08:06 3

1. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

HP tried to corrupt the whole government administration sector, to use their servers in my country. Therefore You must forgive me for being typical HP hater.

Go to hell HP!

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:15 1

4. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Question: you hate them because they wanted your government to use their own servers in your country?

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:37 4

5. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

No, I hate them, because they used bribes to do that. Corruption is very, popular in ex-communist countries, and one of bigger issues, when chasing western economies is to eliminate it. My country (Poland) works quite hard to do that. We even have special anti-corruption foces that, have almost CIA like priviliges (listening to conversations, or tracking people, or even offering bribes). It's difficult to change people's mentality, nevertheless we have a big progress in that area in last 10 years. Now imagine, that You want to get new hardware and network for many public offices. Because it's public money, You have to prepare public offer, and allow companies to compete for the offer. Then comes HP - company from western world, place, we're working so hard to be part of - and it tries to go around public offer, trying to bribe everyone who's involved in the choosing process. For me - it's disrespective, to everything my country is trying to achieve.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:23

9. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

I read Your question again. You were actually pointing out logical error. Sorry, didn't catch that. Obviously HP tried to get administration to use HP servers. Thanks.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 08:09 4

2. Volcra (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Watch on the left: that's the real band-aid design!

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:08

3. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

A good companion for the similarly colored S5.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:08

6. sgodsell (Posts: 4739; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

I think its a mistake for HP to go with their own version of smart watch OS. The majority of the apps come from community. Unless this watch is not going to have a developer community? Either way HP and Gilt could make the same smart watches, but also use another OS as well like Android wear. Look at Samsung's Gear line. They have their Tizen based smart watches and they also have the Gear Live which is using Android wear. This just makes sense to broaden the market.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:38

7. RedRingofWar (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)

Watch it feature a MediaTek processor and crash half the time, just like the rest of their mobile hardware.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:57 4

8. Tuxedo (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

LOL HP, times have changed. You proved your incompetency year after year. Let me guess... Is it a re-branded Huawei product? Thx, but NO thx.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:48

10. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

My device of choice is a Lumia 1520, neither iOS or Android...

No thanks.

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