News today is that it's not only Apple that has designs on some form of connected watch -- the company's ex-partner, Samsung, is also applying its design teams to the task of making a similar device, as both firms continue their "thermonuclear" battle for space in the unfolding evolution of post-PC devices.
To be fair, Samsung doesn't have the design genius of Sir Jony Ive, (now one of the world's few owners of a gold Blue Peter badge), to help its design department come up with something.
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2013 CES Top Takeaways
February 13, 2013
Product demos that attract throngs on the trade show floor don't always end up pulling crowds into stores. If they did, we'd all be using MiniDiscs and Palm Pre smartphones.
Certainly, this past 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show had its share of products that got a lot of attention but won't translate into retail success. There was a lot of noise about (and best-of accolades for) the Razer Edge gaming system, for example. But starting at $999 it's unlikely to be a success, especially because casual gaming on smartphones and tablets is eviscerating the console market. And Windows 8 laptops were well represented at the show but will likely continue to get a lukewarm response from consumers.