Chinese Coolpad to enter the smart watch market?

Chinese Coolpad to enter the smart watch market?

Chinese handset maker Coolpad is apparently looking to enter the nascent smart watch market. According to GizChina, the company will introduce a watch companion with its new phablet, Coolpad Grand 4, allowing users to get notifications on their wrist. The mentioned phablet rocks a 5.9-inch screen, making it an everything but pocketable device. So the idea is to allow users to get all the updates on a watch, while pulling out the Grand 4 only when that makes sense – to answer an email, browse the web, check latest news and so on.

Coolpad had hard time bringing its best devices to the West. In the U.S. they’ve found a partner in MetroPCS which has been selling the company’s few mid-end smartphones. That, however, could change in the future, presuming the Chinese company finds a good distribution partner. And since that Grand 4 sounds like a promising product we want to believe Coolpad is onto something. We’ll see where this goes…

[Via: GizChina]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    We need more competition in all markets, smart watches included.

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