Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

On Monday, Microsoft announced that a Windows-based smartwatch is on the horizon.My initial reaction was: Seriously?After all, efforts to squeeze Windows into a small device in the past have failed. True, some products, such as Nokia smartphones based on the Windows Mobile OS, have received good reviews. But no one bought them. Windows Phones had a 0.3 percent market share in Q4 2016, according to Gartner.Microsoft even made a smartwatch more than a decade ago. In 2004, MSN Watch, which enabled you to check email, weather and news, was a pet project of Bill Gates. Today, it’s among several products on a list of Microsoft products “that failed or were abandoned.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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