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Motorola posts job listing that suggests a focus on new wearable devices

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Motorola posts job listing that suggests a focus on new wearable devices
Motorola already has a reputation in the world of wearable devices. But a new posting made by the company, seeking a senior director of industrial design for wearables, suggests that the company might be ready to re-focus itself in what to now has been a niche area. Motorola is looking for someone who will "provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a new world-class wearable’s [sic] design group within Motorola."

That Motorola is working on something that is consumer oriented is seen within other passages of its post. For example, the wholly owned Google subsidiary writes that it wants a person who can "define design strategies that synthesize technology innovation and consumer desires...ensure creative direction for design is consumer focused."

This isn't the first time that a job listing from the company spilled some beans. Back in January, we showed you a job listing from Motorola that confirmed existance of the Motorola Moto X.  That time, the job post mentioned a specific product. This time, we are left wondering exactly what wearable device or devices Motorola has in mind. Certainly with Apple, Samsung, LG and Microsoft working on a new generation of smartwatches, we could certainly expect something along those lines from Motorola. Back in March, the Financial Times carried a story about Google and its desire to enter the smartwatch race. The company also does own a patent for a smartwatch that uses a flip-up augmented reality viewer.

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 19 Jul 2013, 13:34 3

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4280; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

So in the next 4-5 years, we'll probably see watches with 3-4 inched screen...1080p, 2Ghz and all that.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:07 1

2. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

The Neptune Pine Smartwatch is go be an 2.4" watch with 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon S4 512 mb ram, android, 5 mp (720p@30fps) and vga ff camera and 900 mAh battery and it will be avalible in this year

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:38

3. iWinDroid (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)

it looks awesome,i just wonder if its not gonna be a pain in the Ash typing a text message on a smartwatch :P. but its cool.

"The suggested retail price of the Pine starts at CAD$335 plus taxes and shipping.
Expected Delivery: Fall 2013"

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 05:46

4. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

Imagine someone who is trying to talk to someone on his wrist, everyone would think that he is retarded :/

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