High-Tech SmartWatches Won't Come at a Low Price
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - If you're thinking about being among the first to own a shiny new super-large Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and matching Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" get ready to break open more than one piggy bank. These "bleeding edge" devices won't come cheap.
The third-generation Galaxy Note 3 is physically the largest model in Samsung line of Google/Android
Galaxy Gear is Samsung's first Android "smartwatch". The device will have a 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen (320 by 320 pixels), 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and a 1.9 megapixel strap-mounted camera. Upon release the Galaxy Gear will only sync with the Galaxy Note 3 phone or Samsung newly announced Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.
Reaction to the new smartwatch has been mixed. The Street's Technology Editor Chris Ciaccia got to see the Gear at a New York City event and wasn't impressed at all .
Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will retail for $299. The new GN3 phone will cost a lot more than that.
According to leaked internal documents, Verizon
And then there is T-Mobile
Watches are now a difficult sell. Today's younger generations prefer not to wear wristwatches - smart or dumb. When they want to know the time they just look at their smartphones. So, even though full-featured portable computing devices are "in" (and laptops are "out") smartwatches could be ignored by the buying public. Samsung chief rival Apple is especially aware of that possibility.
We know that Apple