While the success of the smartwatch segment remains to be seen, Microsoft doesn't want to be left out. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has asked its Asia-based parts suppliers to send it touch-based components that could be used to make a smartwatch.
Citing executives at the supply partners, the WSJ reveals that Microsoft's touch-based watch could have a screen that measures 1.5 inches. One executive revealed to the paper that he had personally met with Microsoft's research and development team in Redmond, Washington, to discuss the project.
Further details were not revealed, and Microsoft declined to comment.
Apple has also been reportedly working on a smartwatch of its own, which may be the reason that Microsoft is eager to jump into the game. Sources say that nearly every tech company now, including Samsung and Google, are working on some kind of smartwatch device, but none have confirmed any plans to date.