As preemptive suggestions and criticism continue to swirl around Apple’s hypothetical iWatch, technophiles around the world are speculating how this rumored smartwatch can succeed in a field where most have failed. From the bulky and awkward Samsung SPH-WP10 released in 1999, to the Swatch Paparazzi series launched in 2004, and the Microsoft SPOT watch released soon thereafter with a display reminiscent of a Game Boy, several companies have made stabs at this niche market without ever quite hitting the nail on the head. So, what exactly was missing from these early smartwatch offerings? [More ...]
Gorilla Glass for smartwatches.