We’ve heard several rumors that Samsung is cooking up a SIM-enabled Gear smartwatch, and it’s looking like we’ll see it sooner rather than later. The latest rumors points to Samsung unveiling the new version of their Gear smartwatch (along with a VR headset) alongside the Galaxy Note 4 next month. Since the original Galaxy Gear launched with the Note 3, this a pretty predictable pattern.
While some may have dismissed the Galaxy Alpha as too little too late, the device is certainly a step in a different direction from Samsung’s normal stable of devices. The device couples a metal design, decent specs, and the latest flavor of Android. It’s also the first to feature Samsung’s 5430 Exynos processor — the first ever HKMG 20nm chip — and unlike other Samsung devices, doesn’t come with a microSD card. Even so, it comes with 32GB of internal storage. While it may be the first from Samsung to feature the metal design, it certainly won’t be the last as the company plans on announcing more “A Series” devices within the next few weeks.
The Galaxy Note 4 is set for launch on September 3 and Samsung is busy preparing its marketing campaign for the masses.
A new video shows off the S Pen, which will come with the Galaxy Note 4 — nothing really new or exciting in the video, but for those who haven’t laid their eyes on a Galaxy Note before, it may be of some interest.
Stay tuned this week for more information on the device, and be sure to hit the break to watch the video.
Later this year, Samsung will have an more prominent presence in New York City. A new office is under construction in the Meatpacking District that will be the new home for the company’s Brand Marketing Team. It will also be the location for Samsung to showcase its enterprise mobile solutions. The official name is the Marketing Center of Excellence and Enterprise Customer Briefing Center. Samsung’s digital, creative, and social media programs will be based out of this new office. The enterprise part of this office will have a focus on commercial customers. All of this is to guarantee a closer proximity to key customers.
Hit the break for the full press release.
Folks in the United Kingdom will not have to wait very long to get their hands on the Galaxy Alpha. On August 28, the Samsung device will be up for pre-ordering. Samsung’s online store and retail partners will take pre-orders. Then customers can go and retrieve their Galaxy Alpha on September 10 with the device’s availability widening on September 12. The color options available to pre-order are Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue.
Emphasizing the importance of handwriting, especially in childhood development, Samsung has released a new teaser video for their Unpacked event scheduled for September 3rd. Closing with the question “Ready to note?” the video shares absolutely nothing about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which is expected to be announced at the event. Instead, Samsung spends time noting the benefits of writing and claims that was the reason for the introduction of the S Pen in the original Galaxy Note device.
Hit the break to check out the video and then let us know in the comments how well you think Samsung’s marketing folks did with the spot.
In a new twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Samsung has posted a video of their flagship Samsung Galaxy S 5 getting dunked under some ice water. Using a computer generated voice, the device notes the icy water is “freezing” before issuing a challenge to the iPhone 5S, the HTC One (M8) and the Nokia Lumia 930. Of course, one of the features of the Galaxy S 5 is a level of water resistance, something none of the challenged devices claim.
Do you think this was a smart marketing move by Samsung or is it bad form to try to ride on the back of a charitable organization’s efforts to raise funds? Hit the break to view the video of the Galaxy S 5 getting dunked.
It’s any techie’s dream. One charger for all (most) of their devices.
We’ve seen devices piled up on power-mats, but nothing really close to a three-way USB charger.
The USB plugs into the wall charger (as usual) on one end, and on the other, there three micro-USB plugs split from the original cable. With the $39.99 device, you’ll be sufficiently able to charge three devices at once — but is it worth it?
Were you interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch but were deterred by its pricetag?
Well now might be a good time to pounce.
The Samsung flagship is currently on sale for only $79.99 (with a new two-year contract) at Radio Shack.
If you need a refresher on what the device has to offer, check out our review here.
Source: Radio Shack
Many have argued that the market isn’t yet ready for a massive influx of smartwatches, but Samsung would disagree — and perhaps that’s all that matters.
We’ve already seen the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live come from the manufacturer, and it appears that we should be expecting the arrival of the Gear 3 relatively soon.