Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it has entered into a deal with Swiss watch company Swatch to develop a watch that will give consumers internet access.
"Swatch will be more than than just a fashion statement and a reliable timepiece, it will be a way of accessing e-services," said Carly Fiorina, president and CEO of HP. "It will recognise you as its owner and give you information on the latest release of your favourite rock group, for example."
HP declined to comment on when the watch will be available. Fiorinia said, however, that the Net watch would be the first of many consumer gadgets to come out of HP. "Net-enabled appliances have to be truly everywhere, inexpensive, and enable us to access services when and where we need them."
This is not Swatch's first foray into the Internet. The company has already released a watch based on 'Internet or beat time', which it claims overcomes the problems of time zones in cyberspace.
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