Today Samsung unveiled the Samsung Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smart watch. Now on paper the smart watch is a great idea but the factor is the price point of $299 with a one day battery life is not a good selling factor. The watch has an accelerometer and a pedometer and can tell you the weather. Also it can support 70 apps at launch according to Samsung so what is the problem?
The battery life… For something $300 dollars you would expect a better battery life than a day or less depending on the usage factor which is something Apple is going to try and overcome. Apple is going to have to make something with a much better battery life if they want to have that price point with probably more features as well, or they could just go with a better battery life and drop the price significantly with the same features. Either way they do it they need to have same or more features than the galaxy gear with a significant battery life because I was sort of excited for the galaxy gear but now I am going a no go until generation 2 or a better price. Maybe I will go with the iWatch depending on what it brings to the table.
There are a lot of early iPhone and iPad prototype images showing up on the internet as the Apple VS. Samsung trial kicks off today. Here we have an image of Apple’s “purple” iPhone design from sometime in 2005. The design has some of the elements of the iPhone 4 which Samsung is accusing Apple of taking from sony. The “purple” iPhone design has the label iPod on it like the other prototype designs.
Yes I realize I am super late with this story but hey better late than never. A report came out a few days ago that said worrying about your iPhone shattering whenever you drop it. The display is able to bend without cracking or anything, and it comes from samsung. One of Apple’s biggest display partners which has claimed to have a lot of orders from companies.
“We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant,’’ said Kwon, who calls the shots in Samsung’s parts business.
“Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it,’’ said an analyst from a U.S.-based investment bank.
Those were from samsung’s vice chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun and gave no names but we all know it is going to be the next iPhone. I know a lot of people that will be happy about this. Especially the 2 people in the picture above with cracked iPhone 4’s
Oh and a side note. I come from a high school and a very good friend of mine is working on a project for english class about Autism. She has made a great website on it and I think you should all check it out. Just as a little extra for all of you today! The link is also in the sidebar! Autism Awareness