Huawei plans to unveil smartwatch at Mobile World Congress

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Chinese electronics company Huawei has revealed its plans to unveil a wearable smart device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. With companies like Samsung launching the Galaxy Gear last September and Pebble with its smartwatch, Huawei is expected to unveil a smartwatch.

Aside from its rumored wearable, Huawei is also slated to show off two tablets and a new smartphone. It has no plans to launch a flagship smartphone yet, so the Ascend P6 will continue to feature prominently in Huawei’s lineup.

Consumers haven’t really fallen in love with smartwatches yet. Since most of them carry smartphones on their person, they don’t feel the need to connect via Bluetooth to a device attached to their wrists.

Huawei isn’t exactly known for its smartphones and devices around the world. The company is more known as a telecom-networking gear provider. But it’s fast catching on and only trails Samsung and Apple in global electronics shipment volume.

Huawei will also be joined by Taiwanese company ZTE in the smartwatch market. Apple is expected to release its version of a smartwatch by the end of the year as well.

This isn’t the first time Huawei has made a unexpected move. The company also showed its first videogame console last month at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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