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quote: This is the same guy who said that Samsung copied Apple with it's ram size in phones, using hte 16,32,64mb sizes. LOL.
quote: "Samsung was forced to bring this to the market first, even though it's not perfected, because if they waited Apple would then sue them for 'stealing'."That is actually a good point... I hadnt considered that. I thought the Gear looks rushed, like it just wasnt quite ready for prime time, but you are correct. If they waited and released it later, Apple would sue them and the millions of dumbfounded dipshits that worship Apple would believe it (cough Nortel), even though Fossil had a smartwatch on the market a decade ago.
quote: Yes, I FULLY believe that if Apple released a smartwatch and Samsung released one afterward, Apple would absolutely positively sue them.
quote: People laughing at Samsung, will be punishment enough. ;-)
quote: There are a couple of significant downsides that temper my enthusiasm for the new Gear. First and foremost is the speed and intuitiveness of the user interface — or rather, the lack thereof. There's a tangible lag to anything you do with the Gear, while the swipe gestures are hard to figure out and do different things depending on where you are in the menus. Additionally, the speaker built into the buckle is too quiet and makes the old sci-fi action of conducting a phone call via your watch a possibility only in quiet areas; it also doesn't play back any music, it just controls output on your connected device. Most of all, however, I find it hard to justify spending the $299 asking price on an accessory like the Galaxy Gear. It's too dependent on its parent device for functionality — which will cost you a fair amount too — and, like all other smartwatches, fails to truly live up to the "smart" part of its name.Also important will be the Galaxy Gear's battery life. It does use the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard to communicate, but at 315mAh its battery is decidedly small. Samsung promises "about a day" of endurance from the Gear, but by the end of our briefing with the company, the cameras on most of its demo units were refusing to turn on due to the watches running low on power.
quote: Who in their right mind would by a Galaxy Gear and why?
quote: 3 or 4 years ago, people said it was over and Apple won. A few years before that, and Blackberry was the undisputed king. Your Google fanboyism is blinding you to how fickle the consumer market is.
quote: And don't forget, Samsung is the one driving the Android phone market, not Google, right now. If Samsung develops their own OS, or buys Blackberry, or decides to actually do more than dabble in WinPhone, things could change.
quote: Smartphone war still has many battles left.
quote: That all sounds nice when you frame it with "without having to fetch your phone" ... But, its really not difficult to fetch your phone. Plus, once you go through all that "Herculean effort" to fetch the phone, it has much nicer screen.
quote: It's quite obvious from your comment that you have a flip phone because you know zero about smartphones, what they do and how people use them. MAybe stick to posting about what you know.
quote: I was pointing out the fact that, many flip phones are by far more reliable than most (if not all) so called smartphones in acomplishing the basic function of placing and receiving calls.
quote: FYI- I've owned & used several Smart-Devices (phones/PDAs) over the years ...namely iPaq, Palm Tungsten E2 & T3, Palm Centro, several great LG flips, Motorola Razr, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Blackberry Curve, and HTC Inspire, just to name but a few.You see just because someone makes un-approving comment about a certain product doesn't necessary means that he/she is clueless about the technology.I was pointing out the fact that, many flip phones are by far more reliable than most (if not all) so called smartphones in acomplishing the basic function of placing and receiving calls.
quote: 1) Connect Galaxy Gear to its special charging dock2) Plug Galaxy S4 into its USB Charger
quote: 3) Plug Bluetooth headset into its USB charger
quote: 4) Connect optional mobile battery pack to recharge
quote: I don't even like wearing a watch. Just what I need another gadget I won't use.