Rumour: Microsoft is actually working on a new wrist device. Several weeks back Microsoft has placed orders for 1.5″ screens as The Verge reported but now trusted sources told AmongTech that the smartwatch is already being used as prototype, that the watch’s wrist bands will be available in a variety of colors Blue, Red, Yellow, Black, White and Gray, that it will have removable wrist bands and the outside housing will be made Oxynitride Aluminium, a aluminium that is a 80% transparent material but still 4 times harder than glass. The smart watch has since short gotten its own department and isn’t part of the Xbox team any more.
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Our source also confirms that the smartwatch will include a adapted version of Windows 8 and is mostly based on Cloud storage as far as affordable web hosting and storage goes, however it won’t have to be connected to a smartphone like Google Glass will be, it will have its own 4G LTE and 6GB of internal storage (mostly for the OS). All though it doesn’t have to be contented to a smartphone, it will be able to able to interact with it and show stuff like push notifications or will allow you to change a song.
The product is currently still in prototype but we expect to see more about it being revealed in the future. In the meantime, you can see the web hosting it may use from Australia.