Apple and Google work on iOS and Android wearables
Both Apple and Google are working on wearable devices that would be be companions to or even replacements for their smartphone platforms. Leaks from inside Apple claimed to the New York Times that a "very small group" of those on its campus were using prototypes that could send information back to an iPhone or other device. One of the more exotic ideas was a supposed curved-glass iPod that would use Siri for some of its commands.
inPulse watch for BlackBerries now in assembly
The inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry handsets is ready to be assembled, as the necessary parts have shipped, its maker mannounced. The device will link up with BlackBerry smartphones using Bluetooth and will display caller IDs, e-mail and text message headers, and manage alarms without touching their phones. The watch stops short of acting like a headset, however.
inPulse watch gives BBerry mail, calls
Quickly following up on recent leaks, Allerta today unveiled the inPulse BlackBerry smartwatch. Made as a companion for BlackBerry smartphones, the watch pairs over Bluetooth and provides caller ID and e-mail headers in real-time on an OLED display to save users the trouble of checking the phone. It can also recognize SMS notices, RSS news feeds and even Twitter updates.