“Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday its Galaxy Gear has become the world’s most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000 since its debut two months ago, defying some market concerns the accessory would fail due to a lack of compelling features,” Miyoung Kim reports for Reuters.
“Samsung has poured marketing resources into the Gear with heavy advertisements and collaborations with fashion shows to seize leadership in the wearable computer market after the device got off to a rocky start after being critically panned by reviewers,” Kim reports. “Well-known tech reviewer David Pogue, who recently left the New York Times to start a new consumer-tech web site at Yahoo, described its design ‘inconsistent and frustrating’ and recommended nobody buy it.”
“The product marks Samsung’s latest attempt to prove that it is more than just a fast follower in innovation behind Apple Inc,” Kim reports. “The Cupertino California-based firm is widely speculated by media and analysts to be working on wearable device”
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MacDailyNews Take: With the plethora of morbid stupidity stumbling about the world today, we’d have guessed higher. You know, the reviews were so, uh… strong.
Now, since our hope for the future of humanity springs eternal, is this sold to consumers (for them to put in a drawer forever after week one) or is this “sold” into the channel, i.e., shipped?
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