When South Korean electronics giant Samsung Corp. unveils its newest consumer product in Berlin on Wednesday, this gadget won’t slip into a shirt pocket like the company’s hugely successful Galaxy smartphones.
This time, Samsung is aiming for our wrists.
The Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch, the latest in a wave of new devices that add microprocessors and wireless networking to the traditional wrist-mounted timepiece. Samsung doesn’t have the market to itself; a host of companies, including Japan’s Sony Corp., are already in the smartwatch business. Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are both rumored to be developing watches of their own. And a number of start-up companies with names like Pebble and I’m Watch have released their own offerings. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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