Samsung unpacks trio of Galaxy devices at IFA: Note 3 phablet, the Gear smartwatch and the...

By Shawn Knight
Sep 4, 2013
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  1. Samsung on Wednesday hosted the second edition of their Unpacked Event in Berlin just ahead of IFA 2013. As anticipated, the Korean tech giant showcased two key products (and one surprise device) in their ever-expanding Galaxy line of devices –...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,539   +965

    OK, a watch that can answer a phone call while driving or for having media controls while working out is cool. But is it $300 worth of convenience? I don't think so.
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,631   +886

    We are talking about wrist watch, for crissake, which is impressive in itself. What's next - complaining it makes sound that's not even THX-certified?
  4. I'm not terribly impressed with the watch either. Though, I doubt Apple will come out with anything that will blow this out of the water.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,104   +1,345

    If the device proves popular the specs will no doubt improve as 'time' marches on but then again the price won't. I'll take an interest in it in some other lifetime... maybe.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +960

    Yeah $300 is way too pricey. The camera looks awkward also.

    I will think about the Note 10.1 since the specs are great now. The Note 3 is also a nice upgrade.

    I dont get it though. Android doesnt even fully use 2GB of RAM. Why do you need 3GB?
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  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    Probably for all the Samsung bloatware. :D

    1.9 MP for a lens that size? That's <2008 tech. Phones these days have 8MP+ on lenses smaller than this.
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  8. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    ^^ Because they want it to be top dog when it comes to specs much like buying a car in the V6 or V8 version. Some just want the V8 even if they can't drive it in some places it can't be driven. Bragging rights and Android 4.3 will probably need 3gbs. My Note 1 struggles with 1gb still, its time for the Note 3 for me.
  9. "I'm not terribly impressed with the watch either. Though, I doubt Apple will come out with anything that will blow this out of the water."

    This watch is cheap looking and ugly. Can't see anyone spending $300 on this. I'm sure Apple won't blow it out of the water, but it will probably still look better...if they're even developing one.
    Could've all been smoke and mirrors to get Samsung to release this...thing.
  10. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Guru Posts: 536   +119

    I'm waiting to order my Note 3, to replace my note 1, but, 300 bucks for a watch that has 25 hours of use? No thanks. I've been wearing a watch for most of my 53 years. I don't need a smart watch at this stage of the game. I get 3-5 years out of my casio wave ceptor.
  11. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,378   +226

    $300 is rrp. Honestly who pays rrp for electronics?
  12. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,590   +48

    $300 for a please mug me beacon...Nah I'll pass.
  13. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 455   +54

    Great. More creepy hidden cameras.

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