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Samsung is readying its legendary Galaxy Gear device for a September 4 introduction together with the Galaxy Note 3 phablet-sized mobile phone, according to Bloomberg, and the Gear smartwatch will not be a full standalone mobile phone, says The Edge in a different report. Both of these gadgets will be shipping quickly, with the Note 3 arriving in September and the Gear arriving in October, per one last report from SamMobile.
The confluence of reports around new Galaxy devices from Samsung likely is not a coincidence, Apple prepares new items for a September 10 intro, which includes a brand-new iPhone and iPad, according to Bloomberg’s most current details today. Samsung is wanting to steal a little bit of thunder ahead of that launch with the unveiling of its latest gadgets, the reports suggest, and a smartwatch, introduced ahead of Apple’s own reported iWatch, would absolutely get a lot of attention from media and consumers, if only since of novelty value.
Bloomberg previously reported that the Galaxy Gear was a mobile phone that you put on like a watch. But a brand-new report today from the Edge competes that it’s not a phone, as it lacks its own SIM and cellular radio, and instead connects with a specialized smartphone to carry out call functions. That makes a lot more sense, given all the challenges that’d come with making wearable tech really practical to accustomed (i.e. building something you don’t need to charge every couple of hours) and the extra cost that’d likely include a full-fledged, wrist-borne mobile phone.
Other information that leaked today include the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 won’t be readily available in a 16GB version (makes sense, given area demands of progressively powerful mobile os and lowering cost of flash memory elements), along with the truth that we will most likely see a new Sony mobile phone introduced September 4, too. This is likewise reasonable given that that’s just ahead of the iFA Berlin international consumer electronic devices reveal, when new devices typically make their debut.
In other words, it’s going to be a hectic fall, with lots of brand-new items presented, including the gold iPhone from Apple, obviously (just backed up by AllThingsD). Which circus animal will get the most eyeballs is the biggest question that remains now.