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Smartwatch War

These companies are already winners in the smartwatch war

September 19th, 2013

Smartwatches that serve as smartphone companions have been around for years now, but early devices have for the most part flown under the radar. That all changes next month as Samsung finally kicks the smartwatch war into high gear, and Apple is also expected to enter the space with an “iWatch” launch next year. We …

Galaxy Gear 2 Release Date

Samsung supposedly already prepping Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch for early 2014 launch

September 16th, 2013

We’re not yet sure how many people care about the first Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung, but the company is reportedly already prepping a sequel that may launch early next year. Korean-language news site Daum on Sunday cited an unnamed industry source in reporting that Samsung is already prepping a second-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Logic …

Galaxy Gear Galaxy Note 3 Preorders

Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3 preorders start this week

September 16th, 2013

If any of Samsung’s upcoming devices look interesting to you, and Verizon isn’t your carrier of choice, this is the week to take action. AT&T tweeted on Monday that Galaxy Gear smartwatch preorders will start on September 17th, two weeks ahead of the October 2nd release. T-Mobile also sent out a press release stating that …

Galaxy Note 3 Release Date

AT&T and T-Mobile announce Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear launch details

September 6th, 2013

Verizon Wireless was first to bat and now both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced their respective Galaxy Note 3 release dates, and T-Mobile has revealed launch details for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as well. AT&T on Friday announced that it will begin taking preorders for the Galaxy Note 3 phablet immediately ahead of the device’s launch …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Apps

Samsung bringing more than 70 apps to the Galaxy Gear

September 5th, 2013

We might not have been overly excited for the Galaxy Gear after we went hands-on with it this past Wednesday, but once third parties begin releasing apps for the smartwatch, it might begin to become a more viable device. Samsung has highlighted 12 of the apps that will be making their way to the Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Gear preview: Smartwatch wars start with a whimper, not a bang

September 4th, 2013

There’s no question that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 was highly anticipated leading up to Wednesday’s IFA announcements, but most enthusiasts seemed even more excited for another new Samsung device. Yes, the Galaxy Gear is now official and it marks the start of the wearables war. Smartwatches are nothing new, of course, but offerings from major …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Release Date

Samsung fires first shot in the smartwatch wars, announces the Galaxy Gear

September 4th, 2013

Get ready, world: The smartwatch wars have begun. Samsung on Wednesday announced the Galaxy Gear, its first-ever smartwatch. The Gear’s specs include a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touch display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, an 800Mhz processor, a 1.9 megapixel camera, a 315mAh battery, an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.3. Samsung is describing …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Leaked Pictures

Purported Samsung Galaxy Gear prototype images leak ahead of launch

September 2nd, 2013

We may now have a good idea of what Samsung’s first attempt at making a smartwatch will look like. VentureBeat has obtained some leaked pictures purportedly showing off a prototype for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that we expect Samsung to show off this coming Wednesday alongside the new Galaxy Note III phablet. The pictures show …

Galaxy Gear Pictures

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch companion app revealed in leak

August 30th, 2013

Samsung won’t be the first consumer electronics company to release a smartwatch, but its forthcoming Galaxy Gear is certainly the most talked about wrist-worn computing device so far — at least, among those that have launched or are set to launch anytime soon. With Samsung’s Galaxy Gear unveiling just a few short days away, a …