Citing unnamed supply chain sources, The Wall Street Journal. claims that Microsoft is working on a touch-enabled smartwatch and asked Asian suppliers to ship components for the device.
Apple was reported of working on a touch-enabled smart watch, dubbed as iWatch, with a team of about 100 designers. Samsung, Google and LG too are reported of working on a similar devices.
Back in 2004 Microsoft fielded a product named SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology), which used FM radio signals to send instant messages from Messenger, stock info, news headlines and weather forecasts as a paid service. But production stopped in 2008, and the SPOT project was finally canceled last year.
And then, Microsoft researcher Bill Buxton appeared last month, speaking at length on the 37-year history of smartwatches, wonder why…