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Samsung could bring standalone calling features to its Gear 2 smart-watch

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Samsung could bring standalone calling features to its Gear 2 smart-watch

The Korea Herald says that Samsung Electronics and the South Korean Telecom are discussing a new Samsung Gear 2 smart-watch with standalone calling features - that is, phone calls with no pairing to a smartphone. Currently, the Galaxy Gear and the Gear 2 can make calls only while tethered to a Galaxy smartphone. The Gear 2 v2, however, will have a SIM-card (USIM) slot and 3G connectivity. Presumably, the South Korean carrier will lock it to its own network.


A representative of SK Telecom confirmed that the new Gear 2 will be initially released in Korea, but it's possible that it will reach global markets later. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit will be up for sale in the coming weeks.


source: Korea Herald via G For Games

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posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:46 1

1. alaw.14 (Posts: 127; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Nice! That was the only problem i had with my gear. Definetly looking foward to the gear 2 and s5.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:58

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


TBH I think the GS5 render is horrible with the gray line around the edges of the phone but the actual S5 in real pictures and videos looks decent.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:59

4. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


especially the electric blue one.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 02:51 2

2. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I'll definitely get the brown Gear 2 when it comes out.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 03:46 1

5. kanagadeepan (Posts: 640; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


OMG, Sammy you need NOT add all features into every device. Then what, kitchen sink in a smart watch??? In near future we will see smartwatch with 4" display and S-Pen...

Make it operable with all Android devices, even iOS and WP devices and NOT just your Galaxy of plastic remains.

Keep It Simple Silly...

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 03:50 2

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


If you don't like it don't waste your time and troll "silly"...

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 05:11

8. rockers123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Don't worry Its not for you nor India. Its for Korea

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:07 1

7. alumoyo (Posts: 153; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


Déjà vu:http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s9110-2885.php

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:17

9. JunitoNH (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


If this happens......you are going to see a lot of _ icks........_ick(s) Tracey, that is, look alike, walking around talking to their wrist.

http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2013/09/12/the-smart-watch-has-been-a-holy-grail-long-before

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