The Wall Street Journal discovered that Samsung has filed for a patent in South Korea for electronic device in the shape of glasses. It is categorised as ‘sports glasses’, but there is no way of knowing what that means.
It appears that Samsung is preparing to introduce a product to compete against the Google Glass. “This design is of a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts,” according to a memo attached to several drawings of the device, filed by Samsung earlier this year. In other words, it looks like a Galaxy Gear in the shape of glasses.
The smart glasses are a potential lucrative market with several parties interested in getting their own version out there. Of course, the Koreans might be the first to get it to the market. Just as they were the first to officially announced a commercially available curved smartphone.