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ZTE's smartwatch to feature stand-alone calling thanks to inclusion of micro SIM card?

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ZTE's smartwatch to feature stand-alone calling thanks to inclusion of micro SIM card?
Now that it is apparent that ZTE has a smartwatch expected to come to market in the first quarter, how will it be different from say, the Samsung Galaxy Gear? Initial reports indicated that the watch will pair with ZTE handsets only, although ZTE CEO Richard Yu said that the goal is to eventually sync the timepiece with Android models made by other manufacturers.

ZTE originally said that its watch would offer the same features as the Galaxy Gear, but at a lower price. However, a published report out of India on Thursday suggested that the watch will accept a SIM card (micro SIM, most likely) and will be able to make stand alone phone calls. That is not something that Samsung's smartwatch is capable of doing. The camera on the ZTE smartwatch will be positioned to enable video calling, making the comparison to Dick Tracy's two-way wrist radio more legitimate. The report confirmed earlier stories by reporting that the device will launch first in China and will eventually be rolled out globally, offering wireless mirroring of some iOS and Android features. 

Also, the China based manufacturer is planning to launch Firefox OS powered smartphones, and dual SIM Android models next year. In addition, ZTE is also looking to offer some entry-level Android handsets to the Indian market in 2014.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: TechOne3

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posted on 28 Nov 2013, 10:20 1

1. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Finally!!! Thunderbirds are Go!!!

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 10:35

2. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Battery life even worse than the Galaxy Gear(before or after the update).

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 11:21

3. mturby (unregistered)

Cool ZTE, but no thanks. Besides we dont need it, the quality of ur products are awful. I used to provide Customer Service to Boost Mobile and at least %60 of the people who bought a brand new ZTE phone were (and are still) calling to report freezing, overheating, innacurate screen responses, apps closing, phone turning off and on and not charging at all.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 11:23 1

4. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Where is the d**k Tracy pic?

lol@ the comic character name getting edited...

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 18:58

5. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

It's about damn time a real smartwatch at last

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