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Samsung expected to unveil a call-making smartwatch in June

Steve Dent , @stevetdent
05.23.14
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Unlike cellphone-tethered models like the Pebble or Galaxy Gear 2, "Dick Tracy" watches that make calls haven't set the world on fire -- probably because they're still clunky as hell. The WSJ, though, has added fuel to a previous rumor that Samsung will try to crack that market soon with its own watchphone. The Tizen-based device will reportedly make calls, send messages and take photos, while packing a GPS, heart-rate monitor and other whiz-bang tech. The Korean company is said to have spoken to US and Asian carriers about such a device, and may announce it in June or July. We're quite sure Samsung has the technical chops to pull it off, but such a device would need a very appealing design -- and its savvy there is questionable.