According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has been working with its Asian supply chain to source parts for a touch-enabled “smart watch” device.
Citing executives in Microsoft’s Asian supply chain, the report claims the Redmond company has been requesting shipments of components, including 1.5–inch displays for internal testing.
One of the executives involved also claims to have met with with Microsoft’s R&D team at Redmond, Washington, but specifics weren’t discussed and the company did not make it clear whether it intends to move forward with such a device.
This isn’t the first rumour we’ve heard regarding smart watches recently. With Google slowly gearing up for a full launch of Google Glass, rumours surrounding Apple’s as-yet-non-existent iWatch heating up and Samsung becoming the latest company to be included in such speculation, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing a lot more from the world of wearable tech this year.