Verizon customers can now preorder Samsung's new Note 3 phablet alone or bundled with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Launched on Friday, the order page for the Note 3 lists the device selling for $299.99 with the usual two-year agreement and $699.99 on a month-to-month basis.
But consumers who also want to strap the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch on their wrist can purchase the Gear and the Note 3 as a package from Verizon for $599.98.
AT&T is also offering the Note 3 for $299.99 with a two-year contract or $35 a month via … Read more
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are expected to land in the US in early October, wireless carriers revealed late Thursday.
T-Mobile said it will would launch the devices on October 2, while AT&T indicated that pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 3 would ship "around" October 1. The phablet will be available on AT&T for $299 with a two-year contract, or $35 a month with AT&T Next. T-Mobile is offering the device for $199 down and 24 monthly payments of $21, for a total of $703.
T-Mobile said … Read more
Smartwatches have been around for more than a decade. The problem is that they haven't been very smart or very useful. The new crop of smartwatches, from Sony, Qualcomm, Pebble, and others, are primarily smartphone accessories, offering notifications for messages, phone calls, and more, along with a variety of apps, wristband colors, and watch faces.
Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you … Read more
Samsung has packed some interesting ammo for its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch, including some big-name apps to help lure consumers to its device.
The watch debuted with 70 applications, and while Samsung only highlighted a few during its launch demo, the apps -- from companies like Evernote, Path, and even eBay -- could prove a major draw.
Although Sony's SmartWatch 2, which came out in June, boasts more than 200 apps, there aren't a lot of brand-name applications among the offerings. The Galaxy Gear, on the other hand, hits the smartwatch sweet spot with fitness, social media, and … Read more
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 and the just-revealed Galaxy Gear smartwatch are coming to America's biggest wireless carrier, and Verizon says you can declare your intentions for both as early as Friday.
"Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear on Friday, September 6th at 9AM EST," read Verizon's landing page for the Note 3 after the massive, stylus-toting phone was revealed Wednesday at IFA in Berlin and simultaneously at an event in New York.… Read more
Gear sports a 1.63-inch 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen surrounded by a metal frame and includes a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized band. The strap itself is available in six different colors, including a beige option that features a champagne-toned metal frame rather than the standard silver. Gear is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
The device will arrive in US stores in October, the same time as the Galaxy Note. The two products will be available in other countries September 25. It will retail for $299, Samsung said.