American tech major, Qualcomm has announced that the company would begin selling the flagship smartwatch Toq in US early December.
Qualcomm usually known for its Snapdragon smartphone chipsets, forayed into the wearable device business with the debut of smartwatch Toq (pronounced as 'talk') on 4 September. The company's new venture hardly got any attention as the Samsung Unpacked 2013 2 event that took place on same day in Berlin, stealing all the media attention.
Toq is a feature-rich smartwatch, which boasts of 1.55-inch 288x192p touch-screen with Mirasol technology that enables the users to have a clear view on the colour display under direct sunlight. It also features back-light system during night mode. It packs 200 MHz Cortex-M3 microcontroller, battery capable of lasting up to 5 days once fully charged and supports Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and Bluetooth v4.0 LE (Low Energy) connectivity.
Qualcomm's new smartwatch also supports almost all Android phones (v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and above), unlike Samsung's Galaxy Gear, which is compatible with a handful of company's Galaxy smartphones.
Adding a cheer among smartwatch fans, Qualcomm has stated that the company is evaluating its options to make Toq compatible with Apple iOS as well. If Qualcomm becomes successful in this endeavour, Sony's flagship Android based SmartWatch series will face a serious competition.
Toq is also the first wearable device to boast of Qualcomm's patented wireless charging technology WiPower LE.
The American semiconductor firm has confirmed that it will initially begin selling the smartwatch Toq in US from 2 December for $349.99 (around ₹21,900) on the official website. However, details regarding the launch of Qualcomm's smartwatch in other markets is still under wraps.
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