Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Live Blog!

IFA kicks off in just a couple of hours, with Samsung highlighting the day 1 festivities through a 3-city Unpacked event. They are unveiling the Galaxy Note 4, there is no denying that. Each Fall, Samsung brings us a new device in the oversized-phone-we’re-basically-in-tablet-territory category that they created years ago.

The device is currently rumored to carry a 5.7-inch QHD display, metal casing with chamfered edges, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB or 4GB RAM, 16MP camera, and a brand new S Pen. We would be shocked if Samsung didn’t use its standard physical home button setup, with recent apps and back flanking it, as well. By all means, this will be another flagship device that will make Note cult members proud.

Tim will be on hand for the happenings in New York City, bright and early at 9:00AM Eastern (6:00AM Pacific). We will have a live stream embedded below for all to watch, along with a live blog so that you can read our thoughts in real time.

Join us tomorrow morning! (more…)

Swarovski Unveils Crystal-Adorned Strap for the Samsung Gear S

As the Galaxy S5 before it, Samsung’s recently announced Gear S smartwatch is receiving the Swarovski treatment. For those looking for a “chic” and “fashionable” wristband to compliment the comparatively bland Gear S, there’s the newest addition to the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection: the Gear S Strap. Composed of Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh and adorned with cut crystals, it’s the ultimate in luxury (or ostentation, depending on your perspective). (more…)

Comparison: LG G Watch R vs. Moto 360 vs. Samsung Gear S

Last night, the tech industry was treated to two new smartwatches from LG and Samsung, the G Watch R and Gear S. Both will go head-to-head with the Moto 360, a watch that is easily the most anticipated in the history of smartwatches, thanks to its round display. It’s a good time to be a smartwatch watcher.

We aren’t sure what has taken Motorola so long to release the 360 or provide us with official details on its features, but in that time, LG managed to create and unveil their own round watch, while Samsung attempted to do the same. The Moto 360 should still hit store shelves before either of those, though, so we wanted to put it up against the other two, to help you decide if it is still the watch for you (most of you are saying it is) or if waiting it out is the better option.   (more…)

Here is the QHD-Ready Stock Wallpaper for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 next Wednesday, but if you want a taste of the device now, the folks at SamMobile have you covered. Posted this afternoon in its full QHD resolution (2560×2560) and 17MB self, the stock Note 4 wallpaper is now available for download.

It’s colorful, brings back memories of past Note devices, and is huge. This ‘paper would make a good home screen filler on almost any device you own, including a high-res tablet. (more…)

“Dude, I Want a Note 4.”

If there was any confusion surrounding the potential name of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note device, a new series of videos uploaded to YouTube today by the Korean manufacturer all but settles it.

At the end of three of four new clips that feature individuals sharing their stories of daily Note usage, the participants mention that a the new “Note 4″ is coming out. While that isn’t Samsung saying specifically that the phone will be called the Galaxy Note 4, they probably wouldn’t allow this many people to call it the “Note 4″ in their advertisements unless that was going to be the name.

We included one of the four clips. If you don’t feel like hearing about Mark’s Love Note, jump to the 1:00 mark to hear the Note 4 references.

We will be on hand next week for the Galaxy Note 4 unveiling in NYC.