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Samsung's standalone smartwatch might be called the Gear Solo

Sean Buckley, @seaniccus
April 7, 2014
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Thought Will.i.am's dubious wearable was the only SIM-toting smartwatch in production? Samsung's apparently building one too. According to the Korea Herald, the company's fourth Gear smartwatch will feature an embedded SIM -- meaning it will be able to make and receive phone calls without syncing to a fully fledged smartphone. The Korean Intellectual Property Office told the paper that the device will be monikered the Samsung Gear Solo, appropriately alluding to its independence. The Herald says the device will be coming to SK Telecom initially, but could land in international markets later on. Samsung refused to comment on the report, stating that it didn't want to contribute to "rumors or speculation." Either way, it's still probably more real than Will.i.am's beat-dropping wristwatch.

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