Attention, people of Earth: the time has come to stop getting hit by cars while you stare at your smartphones. In the future, you will be hit by cars while staring at your wrists.
With Apple believed
to be working on a smart watch, and with Google
hot on its heels, it was perhaps inevitable that rumors of a Microsoft smart watch would surface (no pun intended) any time now. Cue the Wall Street Journal,
which last night reported that Microsoft "is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device."
The report is based on anonymous sources at electronics components suppliers. "Earlier this year, Microsoft asked suppliers in Asia to ship components for a potential watch-style device, the executives said," the Journal
reported. "One executive said he met with Microsoft's research and development team at the software company's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. But it's unclear whether Microsoft will opt to move ahead with the watch, they said."