Samsung Galaxy Gear coming September 4th without flexible display, Apple to unveil iWatch this year
posted by Victor H. / Aug 16, 2013, 8:53 AM
The Gear smartwatch will launch by the end of the year to counter a possible Apple iWatch. It will allegedly feature a phone call app (you should be able to make calls on it), web browser and an email application.
With the Gear, Samsung is among the first big manufacturers to join the wearable device race. The high-end smartphone market is allegedly nearing saturation and the smartwatch is largely seen as opening a new and important niche.
Apple on the other hand wants to unveil its iWatch by the end of the year as well. Cupertino is said to have assembled a team of 100 designers working on the device.
Back to smartphones, Samsung is planning to release two new hero devices in 2013 in addition to the Galaxy S4. One would probably be the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the other one would be a smartphone based on the new, Samsung-made Tizen operating system.
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Hope it is waterproof..or get the smartwatch instead.
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 8:55 AM 1
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Yeah, it better be waterproof. If I can get a normal watch that is waterproof down to 300m for cheap. I fully expect this to allow me to dive to the bottom of a pool and not have to worry about it. Otherwise it is just silly. I bet the carriers will require it to get its own data plan too. :/
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 9:00 AM 2
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300m stands for pressure that can withstand the device internally. And it refers to many situations not just depth. If you were to jump into a pool from a trampolin, the pressure that your watch "sees" is greater from the impact than when you just submerge slowly.
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 10:34 AM 6
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Finally! A wearable bomb.
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 8:58 AM 4
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No flexible display??? I was look forward to see one of those concept smart watch design with flexible display... still note III itself will be a big surprise...
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 9:01 AM 2
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Wake up mate !!! 'sammy' was meant to bring flexible displays all the way from s2... same with designs and premium materials.. all these so called leaks is to make theeyr wet fan boys even wetter..unfortunately they disappoint all the time. Nothing suprises me about this manufacturer... Designed by nature and made for humans...because plastic is very natural !
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 2:33 PM 1
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It's amazing how some ppl believe rumors. It could b a flexible display. Some Samsung never confirmed anything. So lets all wait and see what the 4th has for us. Pls ppl don't believe rumors like they r facts.
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 11:37 AM 0
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If sammy soesn't make it waterproof you'll always have the worry of going to the pool what if you get pushed in the pool
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 1:06 PM 0
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A watch that should be charged every day is not a real watch, I´ll keep my automatic ones, that uses just my energy
posted on Aug 16, 2013, 3:09 PM 0
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A watch that uses just your energy? What about that CR2016 under the hood running those gears there buddy?
posted on Aug 17, 2013, 4:26 AM 0
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OMG man, I see that you really don´t understand anything about watches... I will help you a litlle, go to google and search the diference between a quartz watch and an automatica watch, and don´t ever say again that Rolex watches uses battery... they maybe in their entire copany life have made 2 or 3 models like that, but if you know someone that have a rolex that uses bateries, it is a completely fake...
posted on Aug 17, 2013, 5:28 PM 0
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