Smartwatch, smartwatch, everywhere a smartwatch. That’s the song we’ll be singing before long - if the world of tech has its wicked watch-based way with us.
Everyone and his friggin’ dog is eager to move into the “wearable tech” space, and US manufacturer Dell is no different – straight from the mouth of the proverbial horse.
Spurred on by the shrinking PC market and slow sales of Windows 8 tablets, Dell joins a long list of names, with Sony recently unveiling the SmartWatch 2, and a plethora of talk around the still-entirely-unofficial Apple iWatch.
As for Dell, Sam Burd (who is not, in fact, a burd), has been mouthing off to The Guardian about the manufacturer’s interest in the rise of wearable technology.
“There are challenges in cost, and how to make it a really good experience," begins Samuel. "But the piece that's interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist – that's pretty interesting, pretty appealing."
Er, not if you’re JanSt, matt101101 or barrybarryk. But hey, we’re sure there’s a market out there.
Sam continues: “I don't see any magic new form factor like the iPad – I don't think anybody saw how that was going to change devices. But the number of [computing] devices per person is exploding.
“We haven't announced anything, but we are looking at the technology in that space."