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NewsPoster Aug 16, 2013 07:11 AM
Qualcomm registers TOQ trademark for smart watch, software
Qualcomm has registered a new trademark, relating to smart watches. The filings for Qualcomm TOQ, on <a href=" 073904#docIndex=0&page=1" rel='nofollow'>June 26th</a> and <a href=" 074830#docIndex=0&page=1" rel='nofollow'>July 17th</a> of this year, suggest that the chip producer is looking into either making components or complete smart watches in the future, bringing it in line with <a href="" rel='nofollow'>other manufacturers</a> believed to be <a href=" ed.with.shipping.products/" rel='nofollow'>creating their own</a>. <br />
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The filings spotted <a href="" rel='nofollow'>by</a> <em>Phandroid</em> cover "downloadable software" for connecting to or configuring a smart watch, and a "Personal communication hub in the form of a wristwatch," along with hands-free devices for mobile phones, and battery chargers.<br />
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While Qualcomm has demonstrated various technologies that could be useful in the production of smart watches, such as a 1.5-inch always-on <a href=" s.577ppi.pixel.density/" rel='nofollow'>Mirasol panel</a>, it is unlikely that it will release a Qualcomm-branded smart watch. Aside from supplying components or systems to other manufacturers, it is possible that Qualcomm could create a reference design, or a white label version that could be branded under another company name.
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