Samsung's 3G-smartwatch to be called Gear Solo?

Samsung's 3G-smartwatch to be called Gear Solo?

Earlier, we passed along a rumor that Samsung is considering a 3G-connected version of its Gear 2 smart-watch, which will offer standalone calling capabilities. Now, the Korean Herald reports that the alleged device, equipped with a USIM module, is going to be called the Samsung Gear Solo. The name has been filed for patent with the Korean Intellectual Property Office, and the company and fellow South Korean telecom SK Telecom are going to release it together in their homeland. An SK representative said that the model could make a global appearance as well.



There's little else known about the upcoming smart-watch. Do you feel interested in the ability to make calls from your wrist? Are they going to be audible enough? It's an interesting development for sure, and we're curios where the smart-watch industry is going with the smartphone capabilities.



source: Korea Herald

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20 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm sure in the next year they will also release dual-sim 3G smartwatch.

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I dunno it's joke or not...but that really made me laugh....

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm serious, it's not a joke, it's Samsung. They always try something innovative and fresh but not in smartphone design.

4. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

soon it will be Galaxy Gear Beam (galaxy beam) that can project your screen to walls

5. dbdrummer88

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Solo, another meaning for one person, or ONE. What is with all the "1" or "one" in technology names these last few months? It really doesn't make much sense. If a company wants to reinvent a brand or draw new customers, make the product better, do not call it "1".

7. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

What would you call it?

10. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Han .

14. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Han solo lol

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

If it's really called Solo, it's definitely because it doesn't need to pair with any device. ;) It's a standalone Galaxy Gear.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nice. I don't think there is any good solo smartwatch in existence yet. The one thing I'm afraid to see is the price tag... -__-

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Finally a worthy sequel to 2009's Samsung S9110

11. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The only thing solo about it is that theres only gonna be that one guy who wears it.

16. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Funny...

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why are there two pages 1?

13. fuelband

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

This? Or Moto 360? Standalone or paired? Hmmmnnn..choices, choices...

15. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Both!

20. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

wear them both :D

17. lamnpt

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

In my opinion, the most important thing is SS have to solve the battery problem. I dont want to use a watch with everyday charging.

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Isn't that what you do on a mobile phone anyway.

19. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Why solo? Sounds pretty lame. I don't really like the concept either, making it 3g-capable is pretty overkill in my opinion.

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