Acer now eying wearable tech too

The company is just the latest looking at the burgeoning market, according to Pocket-Lint.

Acer is looking beyond laptops and smartphones. CNET

Acer is looking at wearable technology as its next big opportunity, a high-level executive told tech Web site Pocket-Lint.

The wearable technology market could be worth billions of dollars to the industry, ST Liew, president of the smartphone business group at Acer, told Pocket-Lint in an interview. He teased some wearable tech product to emerge in 2014.

Acer is just the latest company to look into wearable tech, a burgeoning market that is starting to see interest from major players. From Google Glass to the Nike Fuelband, the category has begun to pick up steam. The products are often seen as complimentary to a smartphone or other mobile device, and would be linked via Bluetooth.

Acer is looking at how to build a wearable tech product that has the right consumer appeal, taking into consideration things like battery life.

The company also revealed it would be releasing a 3.5-inch display smartphone called the Liquid ZX very soon.

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