Microsoft is the latest company to make a play for the increasingly overcrowded smartwatch market.
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Microsoft has reportedly asked key suppliers in Asia to ship components for smartwatch development, although it is unclear whether the company will proceed with the project.
The company had released a smartwatch nearly a decade ago, which used radio frequencies to broadcast headlines or sports scores to the wrists of consumers, although the product was discontinued due to a lack of consumer demand.