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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung's smartwatch ambitions look more and more likely to result in a launch at IFA in early September, with new sources claiming the digital timepiece - believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Gear - will be able to make calls and access the internet. The Android-based smartwatch will be revealed at Samsung's September 4 event, two insiders tell Bloomberg, echoing reports earlier this week tipping a similar timeframe for the reveal. However, some of the other speculation around the accessory may not pan out, one source suggests.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch name looks a lock-in

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch name looks a lock-in

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch looks set to launch as the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a US trademark filing suggests, following potential design hints of a flexible-display wearable spotted at the weekend. The new trademark, described as, among other things, a "wearable digital electronic device ... capable of providing access to the internet" was filed on June 29 2013, and follows similar registrations in Korea and elsewhere.

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Samsung Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear range for MWC tipped

Samsung Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear range for MWC tipped

Samsung may bring more than one new smartwatch to Mobile World Congress next week as part of its Galaxy Gear wearable refresh, reports suggest, with the wrist-worn companion devices said to run Tizen rather than Android. Star of the company's Unpacked 5 show on February 24th is still expected to be the Galaxy S5 flagship Android smartphone, but industry chatter indicates upstart-OS - and, some within Samsung are hoping, savior of the company from its current position intertwined with Google - Tizen will also play a considerable role.

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Galaxy Gear “world’s most popular smartwatch” says Samsung

Galaxy Gear “world’s most popular smartwatch” says Samsung

This week Samsung appears to have had its hand forced as rumor surfaced of sore sales of their Galaxy Gear smartwatch, making them reveal their "true" numbers to the world. It was this morning when Samsung spoke with Reuters on the subject, saying specifically that the watch had become "the world's most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000" in the two month period since the device was first put on the market. This would indeed put the device well ahead of the competition, but only if those numbers actually reflected the final sales of the machine to consumers.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch take over Times Square

This week the folks at Samsung created a spectacle of themselves for the likes of their new device duo: the Galaxy Note 3 and the smartwatch known as Samsung Galaxy Gear. They did this both in Berlin and in New York City, with a press event for IFA 2013 and a veritable party in the streets in Times Square. While the press were invited to have a peek at the products in Germany, members of the public were ushered in to see the devices in the USA.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear get broad US carrier support

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear get broad US carrier support

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch have managed a full gamut of the five top US carriers, further ramping up the pressure on Android rivals like HTC and LG. The new Note 3 "phablet", announced today at Samsung's pre-IFA "Unpacked 2013" event, ramps up the screen size to 5.7-inches and introduces not only new S Pen stylus functionality but a companion wearable in the shape of the Galaxy Gear watch. While reaction to the Gear has been mixed, that hasn't stopped the networks from jumping onboard.

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