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Gear 2 Solo Smartwatch Starts to Look Legitimate

by Todd Haselton | May 7, 2014May 7, 2014 7:30 am PDT

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Last month we covered a report that suggested Samsung has been working on yet another smartwatch called the Gear 2 Solo. The device allegedly does not need a smartphone to operate and, instead, has its own SIM card slot. That suggests that it will ship with its own cellular radios and can be used as a standalone phone. While it seemed somewhat unlikely last month, there’s now some evidence suggesting it is indeed being tested.

zauba-shipment

Maktechblog recently noticed shipping details on Zauba, which provides information on the cargo being shipped into India, that relate to Samsung’s next smartwatch. The shipping details from March 5 call it by name, the SM-R10 Gear 2 Solo, and identify the origin as South Korea, where Samsung is headquartered, but don’t specifically mention any need for a SIM card. Only one unit was shipped to the country for R&D purposes, however, which suggests it’s an early prototype.

We presume the Gear 2 Solo will look nearly the same as the current Gear 2 and will also function similarly. A nanoSIM card doesn’t take up much space, so presumably one could have been squeezed into the existing model. We have no clue when this will launch, if ever.

Maktechblog Zauba

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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