The smartwatch will debut at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany. Samsung Executive Vice President of Mobile, Lee Young-hee, said the device will utilize a "non-flexible display".
“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4,” Lee said. “The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry.”
When asked about flexible displays, Lee said, “We have intellectual properties for patents related to the next wearable devices. Those are concepts for future products.”
Lee also confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 will make its debut at the fair.
“Samsung opened a new smart mobile device category back in 2011 with the introduction of the first Galaxy Note. Since then, smartphones with large screens have been a mainstream trend. As the creator of this category, we will introduce our customers to enhanced key features on our Galaxy Note devices.”
Finally, Lee indicated that the company had no interest in acquiring BlackBerry.
“Samsung Electronics is not considering that opportunity,” she said without elaborating.
More from the interview in the full report linked below...