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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear S Smartwatch coming to Jamaica while reppin’ for Tizen
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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear S Smartwatch coming to Jamaica while reppin’ for Tizen

When I’d been called to the Samsung Launch Event that was held at their Samsung Experience Store in Tropical Plaza in Half-Way-Tree on Thursday October 16th 2014, my thoughts were that this was just a launch for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as summarized in my article Samsung Launches quartet of Note-worthy Products to Tab into the Gear S Alpha in all Jamaicans! So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wasn’t the only star of the show. In fact, when the four (4) products being launched were announced, the Samsung Galaxy Gear S (“S” stands for “Solo”) was mentioned as one of the two (2) main flagship products that would be on sale by Friday October 24th 2014. Say what? As I flitted in-between the Secret Agents in the guise of Traditional Press and Soci...
Samsung Launches quartet of Note-worthy Products to Tab into the Gear S Alpha in all Jamaicans
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Samsung Launches quartet of Note-worthy Products to Tab into the Gear S Alpha in all Jamaicans

“[for] Samsung, it of great satisfaction that only a month after the presentation worldwide in Berlin, the Galaxy Note 4 becomes a real option for Jamaican consumers. Combining an evolved version of the S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the newest member of the iconic Note series proposes a unique experience by presenting the latest technologies that the uses have come to expect from the Galaxy Series” Key Accounts Manager of Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L. Moore, Jnr a quoted in the Samsung Press Release for the Galaxy Note 4 and it quintet of products launched at the Samsung Experience Store on Thursday October 16th 2014 Samsung has managed to surprise me yet again! Just when I thought they were into super-large and bendy UHDTV (Ultra High Definition Televisions) by fois...
Samsung Tizen to be reincarnated in Diwali Festival of Lights as Q4 looks like a Bleak Christmas Carol
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Samsung Tizen to be reincarnated in Diwali Festival of Lights as Q4 looks like a Bleak Christmas Carol

One thing you must give Samsung credit for just simply not giving up on Tizen OS, despite having failed back in July 2014 to enter the Russian market as I’d reported in Samsung Z running Tizen OS fails to enter Russian Market hints at Caribbean and Latin American Launch. Samsung now plans to launch the Samsung Z9000 ZEQ in or around India's Diwali festivities in November 2014 . Apparently they’ve noticed that India seems to have a strong appetite for trying new smartphones such as competitor Blackberry, who’s Z3 was sold out in India earlier in July 2014. It’s really tough for Samsung. Since MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) in January as noted in Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announces Huawei Ascend P2 as Samsung debuts Tizen OS had dreams of owning both the Operating Syste...
LG’s G Watch R smartwatch by the end of October in time for Christmas 2014
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LG’s G Watch R smartwatch by the end of October in time for Christmas 2014

If you've been wondering what has become of LG G Watch that made its debut at the IFA Trade show in September 2014 in Germany then fret no more! Announced as far back as August 2014, it's highly expected to be a big seller once it goes live in South Korea. According to ETNews, the G Watch R is expected to land in South Korea by Thursday October 16th 2014. That is, if you can read Korean of course! So I’ll translate for you; this smartwatch is smokin' hot, folks! Specs for the LG’s G Watch R – Repping’ for Android Wear in Baby Steps The specs for the LG’s G Watch R are certainly impressive. The 1.3-inch (33mm) plastic OLED display sports a 320x320-pixel resolution. A bit disappointing that it isn't Gorilla Glass 3 or Sapphire screen, but I'm sure it’s designed to be scratch and...
Pebble gets new limited edition Fresh, Hot and Fly colors for the Spy Kids in your life
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Pebble gets new limited edition Fresh, Hot and Fly colors for the Spy Kids in your life

The Pebble smartwatch line is everything I’d expect in a smartwatch; smart, stylish and ultramodern at the same time. The US$249 Pebble Steel get you into the James Bond all-metallic frame of mind as the smartwatch is loaded with features galore as per my review in US$249 Pebble Steel rocks James Bond Playboy joie de vivre on your Wrist. However, she dresses down really well, with the option to be sporty with a flair for colour. Pebble recently released a Limited Edition set of wristbands under the banner “Fresh, Hot and Fly” on the Pebble Store: Fresh Green Hot Pink Fly Blue I’m not so crazy about these neon-themed colours that are a throwback to the early 90’s. Makes a great watch look tacky, I’ll say. Still, it should be of some comfort that the lower-end Pebble now costs ...
Withings Activité Smartwatch is an inspired Swiss-Styled Design with Year-long Battery Life
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Withings Activité Smartwatch is an inspired Swiss-Styled Design with Year-long Battery Life

“.....the services and features you'd expect, in a truly discreet and seamless way. These trackers have failed at finding a way at sticking around. Now, we can design a true watch and have all the benefits of these trackers without having a piece of tech on your wrist” Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings in an interview with CNET on the Withings Activité A Wristwatch First and a Fitness Tracker as an afterthought. Or as we Jamaicans would say “Fashion ova Style”. A mantra the Smartwatch makers need to realize is needed to make Smartwatch a success or end up being sidelined as churlish comic-book fanboys like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo as I’d opined in Don’t cry over spilt Samsung Milk as Samsung Galaxy S5 and smartwatches disappoint. Few Smartwatches aspire to a...
Don’t cry over spilt Samsung Milk as Samsung Galaxy S5 and smartwatches disappoint
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Don’t cry over spilt Samsung Milk as Samsung Galaxy S5 and smartwatches disappoint

'Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, try again. Thomas H. Palme in ‘Teacher's Manual’ So here goes my rant against Samsung! Samsung had launched their Samsung Galaxy S5 along with the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo 2 smartwatch updates on Saturday February 22nd 2014 with much noise but little fanfare from fans.  Right now it’s looking like Samsung has either lost their innovation mojo or they really are coasting on empty here! A reason why it took all my courage to even write about this, as they’re barely trying this time to hide their lack of innovation. Interestingly, and as I’d expected, the wristwatches were of course the innovation here to a point, sporting a much improved battery life and other nice...
Samsung celebrates flagship launch with global preview of Galaxy S5 and Gear watches
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Samsung celebrates flagship launch with global preview of Galaxy S5 and Gear watches

Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit are on display and available for pre-order in over 1,400 stores around the world as of today. This preview offers an advanced experience of the devices with the help of dedicated Galaxy Specialists who will showcase the unique new features, including the rich tone HDR camera, finger print recognition and Heart Rate Monitor. “The new Galaxy S5 and Gear devices are designed for what matters most to our consumers. We listened closely to them when designing these products and we want to give as many customers as possible the chance to experience our Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit before they purchase,” Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics shared. Samsung Experience Stores, mobile...