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will.i.am: From The Smartphone To The Smartwatch?

will.i.am: From The Smartphone To The Smartwatch?

April 8, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

Producer, rapper, TV personality and now technology expert? Word is will.i.am is set to launch his own product; the smart watch, coming this summer.

will.i.am has definitely become well known throughout his career for his involvement in music, as much as for his love for technology and most recently, his role as a judge on UK’s The Voice.

Set for a July launch date, will.i.am touched upon his latest project during his interview with chat show host Alan Carr and of course The Voice UK viewers saw Cheryl Cole contact the judge live on screen during Saturday night’s show.

“There’s a lot of smart watches that need phones to operate,” said will. “Mine doesn’t need a phone; this is the phone.”

Those who saw the recent airing of Joanna Lumley’s screened interview where she spent a few days with will in LA, will have seen will’s love for technology and life in the future become clear on screen. With his fashion style and his unique ear for sound already reflecting his reputation of ‘coming from the future’, we were given a glimpse into his own technology centre which also served as a studio.

“I started the company myself; I funded it, used my own money to develop it,” will added. “It’s a phone; it has all my music in it”.

Serving as a phone complete with access to social network, the smart watch’s birth from the smart phone is set to be a big success.

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