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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch gets US release date

The Qualcomm Toq will be released in the US on December 2 ("Cyber Monday") with a price tag of $349.99.

There's no word of an international release just yet but we're on Qualcomm's case about it - looking at a straight price conversion, the Toq would be around £220 in the UK (although we'd allow more for VAT) and AU$372 in Australia.

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We've heard neither hide nor hair of Qualcomm's smartwatch since it launched back in September but by releasing it on "Cyber Monday".

And by literally referring to December 2 being "Cyber Monday" in its press release, Qualcomm is clearly making a play for your Christmas stocking or other non-denominational gift-giving-day-that-may-or-may-not-happen-to-fall-in-December receptacle.

When it hits, the Toq will face some stiff competition: the Pebble kicked off the smartwatch craze and while we may still be awaiting the mythical iWatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smartwatch 2 are already giving the godfather of the scene a run for its money.