Probably 30,000 units bought from Samsung employees and their relatives!
Agreed, I love my Pebble, like getting a little vibrate on the wrist, take a peek at new notifications, emails, text, very handy. If I walk out of range of the phone, it vibrates to tell me. With the app support it does stocks, weather, and even GPS maps. It runs long, is very visible outside with eInk screen. This shows me that these can be really useful, and I can't wait to see what apple could do with the concept. I would love to see color and touch incorporated, that would be cake.
hentaiboy wrote: »
Remember, Samsung made failing smartphones before the iPhone came out.
They should have waited until Apple came out with their watch first, so they can copy them.
I know someone who got this.
It was comical watching him fumbling around trying to do simple things.
I still believe Apple will do it right and make it intuitive.
Yes, if Apple do actually produce a Watch and bet your bottom-dollar, Samsung will come up with an amazing copy.
Good point, jungmark. And just wait until the various analysts start counting in the "white box" segment of the watch market (you know, timex and seiko and street-corner knock-offs) and we'll see Sammy's share drop to under 0.01%. But of course, the same analysts will slant the story to point out that it's an infinitely greater part of market share than the zero share carried by Apple. I wonder what part of the watch market can be claimed by Rolex? I'm fairly certain they don't feel threatened, even if they only sell 50,000 watches per year.
according to Forbes :
Quite a bit more, you wouldn't say ?
In fact they remind me a lot of Apple, especially in the PR departement.
Samscrap is in panic: now they are copying even from rumored Apple products!
Wait for it...
That's very harsh on watch wearers!! Or are you referring specifically to 'smartwatch' wearers?
When you see a watch on someone you hold up a flag saying that you're an ass? Makes sense to me.
How do you tell time without a watch? With your cell phone I would presume.
I aaas thinking that if Apple began selling a smart watch tomorrow, they would outsell scamscum in the first hour. seriously - they would
Sorry, I have to update my math. If indeed 800000 sold - then Apple (with an iWatch) would outsell scums in the first 2 hours. Sorry for the mistake...
bTW, there can't be 800000 droid dorks that are THAT stupid.
It's a better strategy for Samsung to wait for someone like Apple to develop the watch, clone it, and then spend a tiny portion of their profits and savings from R&D on court cases and hiring bloggers and journalists to lampoon Apple for pretending to invent a grid, or a watch, or whatever will redirect public sentiment away from the idea that you just copied.
They made about $17 billion cloning the iPhone and they are now debating $350 million versus around $35 million in penalties. The lesson learned; steal everything and whine about the litigious nature of Apple later.