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Is Samsung Galaxy Gear a flop show?

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Reports as well as leaked sales document on Geek.com suggest that Samsung’s much hyped and much awaited smartwatch from Samsung is not doing very well. The leaked document suggests that the return rate at a major American retailer is well over 30%, which isn’t something Samsung would have wanted for it’s first smartwatch. Samsung has reportedly asked it’s employees to figure out why the return rates are so high.

Although the product is first of it’s kind, there is very little productive use of the watch which could be seen as one of the reasons for it’s cold start in the market. What do you think?

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 26th, 2013 at 6:46 am

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumoured to launch next month

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It seems that Samsung may lead the smartwatch race after all. According to new whispers, sparked by SamMobile’s inside sources, Samsung is set to launch their smartwatch, called the Samsung Galaxy Gear, as soon as early next month their pre-IFA 2013 Unpacked Part 2 event.

Smartwatches are set to be the biggest thing since the invention of popcorn by the squirrel from Ice Age and it seems that Samsung may very well lead this race. The South Koreans will apparently launch their Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch at their Unpacked Part 2 event in Berlin on September 4. The event is also set to feature the company’s new Samsung Galaxy Note III, the third generation ‘phablet’, a category they also sparked growth in despite previous attempts by other companies. Little is known about the Galaxy Gear, but rumours indicate that the patent filing above is quite accurate as the Galaxy Gear will supposedly feature two hardware buttons together with a flexible display.

Whether or not these rumours are true, Samsung might just one-up Apple by launching a mass market offering first. Share your opinions below!

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 14th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Recent trademark filing suggest Samsung’s smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Gear

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2013 may be the year of the snake, but 2014 will most definitely be the year of the smartwatch. Rumours that most of the known universe will be launching a smartwatch of their own has ensured that a huge hype surrounds any new information that should arise regarding any such products, so what about official confirmation, and a name, of what Samsung’s up to?

According to a recent trademark filing obtained by Galaxy Club, a Dutch publication, Samsung will be naming their own smartwatch the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and it sure does have a ring to it. The Galaxy Gear trademark was filed at the end of June and granted just a month later, giving Samsung the go ahead to launch such a product, maybe even this year! The device is described as follow; “Wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages; wearable electronic handheld devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages and for keeping track of or managing personal information; smart phones; tablet computers; portable computers.”

Is Samsung preparing to announce their smartwatch soon, maybe at their Unpacked event next month alongside the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note III? Or maybe they’ll hold out a little bit longer as to not make the same mistake they made with the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, now named the Galaxy Tab 10.1v after Samsung reworked the device following the Apple iPad 2 launch.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 6th, 2013 at 8:32 am