Samsung is preparing a standalone smartwatch running Tizen that will be able to place and receive calls, and send email, all without the need to be tethered to a smartphone.
According to a report in the WSJ, it may not be named the “Solo”, but itÃ‚Â will beÃ‚Â part of the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear lineup, rather than the Android-powered Galaxy Gear brand.
The device will have other functionality that we’ve seen in the Gear line including GPS, Bluetooth, a camera, and a heart rate monitor.
Samsung is reportedly already in talks with wireless carriers in the US, South Korea, and Europe to help bring the device to market; and, Samsung is planning to announce the device in either June or July with a release possible for sometime over the summer.
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