Posts tagged with: Galaxy Gear
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800, which is now slated for Europe in the next coming weeks. Then we go through the Microsoft Surface 2 and the new features that it'll include. We later shift focus to BlackBerry and their status as a company in the next coming months. We then talk about a new prototype of the iPhone being tested with a larger display. Verizon is next as pre-orders of the Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear have begun. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Gear and its compatibility with other smartphones. ...

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    When Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, it appeared to confirm something we had feared: that the watch would only be compatible with specific Samsung devices, rather than the sort of broad compatibility we see with watches like the Pebble. As we begin to learn more about the smartwatch, however, it's becoming clear that the reality of the situation is a bit more complicated than just that, and we very well should be seeing the Galaxy Gear working with non-Samsung phones in the future. As explained by Samsung's Ryan Bidan, Gear compatibility is a double-edged sword. On the one ...

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    Usually the case is that you'll see a great Android smartphone being announced, but you'll never get a price, carrier availability or even a possible time to pre-order it anywhere. The good thing is that companies like Samsung are catching-on to how frustrating that is, and that is slowly changing for the good. Verizon is the first carrier to announce their pre-orders for both the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear. You can do so online starting tomorrow at 9:00 AM ET, even though a concrete US price for both products isn't really detailed within the teaser that's already out today. If ...

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    Smartwatches: some of us think they're the natural evolution of the "basic" timekeepers that most people wear on their wrists these days, and others think they're simply a fad and are "trying to do too much". Whichever camp you're in, the game changed when Samsung announced its own device into the category: Galaxy Gear. But is it really a "smartwatch", and how is it different than Pebble? In case you missed the announcement, the Galaxy Gear is a watch-like device, worn on the wrist, and available in six different colors. Unlike the Pebble smartwatch, this one features a color touch-screen ...

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    Every time we hear about a new smartwatch, we find ourselves racing to ask, "is this it? Will this be the one?" And for good reason: for all the innovation we've seen in smartwatch designs, and all the variations in hardware and software, there's yet to be a model that has really ever been much more than a toy for serious tech enthusiasts. It's that mainstream appeal that's thus far been elusive. Coming up to today's launch event, the Samsung Galaxy Gear sure sounded like it might be the product to finally make the leap to wider audiences, bringing the kind of brand appeal that customers ...

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    Samsung and Sony are throwing today's big IFA press events, and while Sony's conference had a bit of the air let out on it thanks to full details on the Xperia Z1 and Cyber-shot QX-series cameras leaking, Samsung still has some surprises up its sleeve. For all we've seen of Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear leaks, there have still been a whole lot of unknowns, but that's exactly why we came to Berlin in the first place: to get answers about new hardware. Sure enough, Samsung got things underway with CEO JK Shin introducing the Galaxy Note 3. He started getting into specs a little, talking ...

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    It's finally that time of year for the city of Berlin to take over the world of Mobile Technology through their yearly IFA event. In the past, it was just another event where we had no clear expectations, but in the last two years, it's been about Samsung, and more specifically about their new iterations of the Galaxy Note smartphones. The Samsung Unpacked event happens tomorrow at 1PM Eastern, and aside from all the hands-on coverage that both Michael and Anton will get us from the show floor, we'll also cover the event live through our usual Editorial Roundtable. We still don't have ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Acer's launch of the world's first smartphone to allow you to film video in 4K resolution, aside from the launch of another Android tablet. Then we talk about NVIDIA, and the leaks of their probable tablet line-up. Sony is next as their Smart Shot lens-camera has been leaked in a full gallery of photos. Then we talk about the first leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and our thoughts about it. We end todays' show talking about the some leaked photos of the iPhone 5C and the contents of its manual, aside from its resemblance to the iPod ...

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    That's right, it's about that time for IFA 2013 to happen, and you can bet we'll be covering every inch of the show floor in Berlin. This has historically been the event for phablets, and a couple of other surprises. Whether it's LG, HTC, Sony or Samsung, there is a lot to expect from this event in both old and new categories. One of these new and emerging categories is the smart watch, and we know the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be a device we'll be covering extensively. Make sure you share your thoughts and predictions on what you expect to see at this event as well, and stay tuned for tons ...

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    There are two more days to wait until Samsung's special pre-IFA Berlin event; the world is excited to hear about the next-generation Galaxy Note phablet, but Samsung also confirmed its plans to show off a smartwatch, named Samsung Galaxy Gear. A prototype of said gadget has been recently leaked, in the images above and below. We're looking at one of the prototypes "sent to developers and a few select partners", according to Venture Beat, who also inserted a disclaimer (a well known fact by now): Samsung products have been known, in the past, to differ from prototypes used for testing ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the screenshots leaked of the Galaxy Gear companion app for Samsung devices, aside from some more revealing patents of a future Motorola smart watch. We later talk about the Sony Honami and the first leaked gallery of the phone. The iPhone 5S is next as we have some carrier support information to back the name now. Intel surprised our radar after that since it seems they want to go into the smartphone business. We end today's show talking about the new HTC Fetch and HTC Mini+, even though we debate their functionality. All this and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the the launch of the Verizon Moto X, aside from some rumors of the European Moto X getting a replaceable back. Then we talk about some leaked Galaxy Gear specs, aside from the horrendous price tag of the Samsung Galaxy NX. Nokia is next as we discover the first leaked photo of their project Bandit, AKA Lumia 1520. Then we cover some iPad 5 rumors which are both good and bad. We end today's show talking about the departure of Hugo Barra as Google's Android VP, and what this means to the platform. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    A little earlier today we brought you the latest rumors to address what hardware Samsung may be using to build its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, confirmed for launch on September 4. While that was very useful to come across, and had us reconsidering earlier claims of the watch's specs, it still left a pretty big aspect of the device unaddressed: how it would interact with our phones. That could ultimately make or break the watch, so we're well curious to get the full story. What we get this evening is more of a teaser than hard answers, but it's a step in the right direction; the first images of ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is coming; we've already heard a company VP confirm the watch's presence for the upcoming September 4 event. With that already known, we've been left trying to work out the specific component details that will make up the Gear's hardware. We've talked a little about screen size, processing power, and connectivity, but with the Gear launch creeping closer and closer, a much more fleshed-out set of leaked specs has arrived, along with some odd storage options. Supposedly, we can look forward to a Galaxy Gear with a 1.5GHz dual core SoC, 2.5-inch OLED display ...

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    It's the show that kicks off the fall season in consumer electronics and mobile technology, and we're going to be there, as always, to cover it. But IFA 2013 is next week - and last we checked our Novice's Guide to Chronometry and Basic Time Theory, there's a whole lotta time between this week and next. So let's fill it with speculation. Join Jaime Rivera, Taylor Martin, and Michael Fisher on a whimsical journey into the prospective future, as they bat around rumors and leaks concerning such luminaries as Samsung's Galaxy Note III, LG's new G Pad, a futuristic Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and ...

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    What we have above, and below, is allegedly the front panel of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III. If this turns out to be the real deal, we're looking at more squared off corners, but, aside from that, we're still seeing the good old Samsung design, with the home button on the center of the bottom part. We're guessing capacitive buttons are a go, to its left and right, and the top features the webcam as well as places for the sensors. The report claims dimensions similar to the Note II, but with a larger screen (hence, smaller bezels). On a different, but still related note, Lee ...

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    Smartwatches. Some of us love them, some detest the idea of wearing anything but a thoroughbred timepiece on their wrist. And the others hate wearing anything on their wrist … period. That said, there is no denying the market and anticipation for the new PAN devices is on an upswing. It started years ago with Bluetooth watches that, otherwise, looked normal. And Allerta created the inPulse smartwatch, the older sibling that eventually led to the creation of one of the most popular smartwatch offerings today: Pebble. A few of us here at Pocketnow (Joe, Michael, and I) wear Pebbles, and if ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Bandit, which is rumored to be the codename for their next phablet. We later continue talking about Windows Phone as an HTC One rocking the operating system keeps being rumored, even though Beats Audio may not be part of the package. We later get some leaked photos of the probable LG Nexus 5, and it's full of good news. We later go through some additional details of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and they're not good. We end today's show with a batch of Apple rumors that include iPhone 5S colors, iPad iOS 7 update delays, fingerprint ...

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    Rumors about a new Samsung smartwatch have really been heating up these past couple weeks, with all eyes now looking for the manufacturer to launch this so-called Galaxy Gear at its September 4 IFA event. We recently took a little time to look at the latest batch of rumors concerning the watch's hardware, and today we expand on that by getting some other rumors about wireless connectivity all sorted out. A report on the Galaxy Gear from Bloomberg last week described a number of the watch's features, including the ability to make phone calls. That marked the start of a wave of speculation ...

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    The arrival of August has really seen rumors heat up concerning Samsung's anticipated smartwatch, tipped to arrive as the Galaxy Gear. Amidst a growing body of evidence for the watch's existence, rumors have been quite adamantly claiming that the smartwatch will join the Galaxy Note III on stage at Samsung's September 4 IFA event. As we wait to learn if there's any truth to those claims, some new rumors start getting into the specifics of the watch's hardware, and paint a pretty impressive-looking picture. Probably the biggest news here is the SoC, with the Galaxy Gear supposedly running ...

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    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Verizon HTC One finally becoming a reality. We then go through the news that Google Now just got smarter. Nokia is next as apparently this time they will build a phablet, the Nokia Lumia 825. The iPhone 5S is next as we have more leaks that hint to fingerprint scanning on the device's future. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Gear and how trusted sources confirm that it'll be launched at IFA in Berlin. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Verizon HTC One sign-up page goes live - Google learns to answer new ...

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    Samsung sure seems to be working on a smartwatch. There have been patent filings outlying just such a device, an in-development Samsung smartwatch has appeared in international import/export databases, and a trademark's been filed for the name Galaxy Gear. Considering all that, the question's been less about whether or not a smartwatch was coming at all, and more about just when Samsung might hope to launch it. We've already talked about the idea that the Galaxy Gear might be on the agenda for Samsung's September 4 IFA event (same day as Sony's), and today a new report asserts that our ...

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    The idea of a Samsung smartwatch is far from a new one, but as we mentioned when talking about that Samsung Unboxed invite that just showed up, it's back on our minds as something the company could be just about to announce. As we wait to find out everything on the agenda for Samsung's September 4 event, a new trademark filing may have let the cat out of the bag for this new smartwatch, suggesting it could arrive as the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Indeed, the trademark is classified as being for a wearable device – either a full-on watch or some sort of bangle or charm otherwise worn on the ...

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