AT&T Plans to Bring Data/LTE Smartwatches to Market This Year

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  1. dgstorm

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    A recent interview with AT&T's Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, revealed that the company plans to bring working data/LTE smartwatches to market sometime this year. According to the Lurie, AT&T already has a group in Austin, Texas, developing thousands of wearable-device prototypes. He also confirmed that AT&T is exploring the possibility of certifying third-party devices for use on their network.

    According to Lurie, AT&T has always taken the stance that wearables need to evolve to become a stand alone device, not just require tethering to an existing device. Here are several quote in which Lurie shares more details,

    On the subject of other wearable devices like Google Glass, Luri said,

    Luri added,

    His perspective seems to be spot on. What do you guys think? Can AT&T shake up the industry with the first true LTE enabled smartwatches?

    Source: techhive
     
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    It's an interesting, even BOLD, move on the part of AT&T but I don't think it will be a game changer.
     
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    Looks like a move to add a "device" to a share plan = more money. If this even hints at being a money make you can bet Verizon will be next. So get ready to start seeing smart watches with the verizon logo on the band and verizon apps pre-loaded.

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