Samsung may be the next major company aiming to launch high-tech eyeware.
The Korean mobile phone vendor has filed a trademark application in Korea for a device known as "Gear Blink," the Guardian reported on Tuesday. Other than the name, the trademark filing lists only certain "designated goods," meaning other goods that will use the trademark. Such goods listed include wearable computer peripherals and software that interfaces with multi-health devices to record health conditions.
The trademark filing also follows several patent applications that collectively could spell out Samsung's own rival to Google Glass. Last October, the company filed a . The same month, Samsung was dubbed "Sports Glasses."
Hints of a Samsung version of Google Glass have been popping up for awhile. Last November, Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said that his company has beenAnd this past January, the Korea Times said that , which runs from September 5 to 10.