On the subject of the Samsung Gear, I'm torn.
I like the concept, but I strongly suspect that it's going to be VERY "1.0". I mean... what are the chances that it'll be good out of the gate?
The fact that nobody has done a good watch/phone suggests it's risky.
I wonder if I could get a rain check on that $100 rebate? (Sigh)
Yes, I've pretty much decided that I won't get the 1st generation of the "Gear".
My reasoning is: $200 is a lot to spend on a gamble that it'll be great. But $300 isn't that much to spend on something that has proven to be great.
And since my bet is that it won't be superb out of the box, I'm willing to wait.
(With apologies to any Samsung peeps reading this.)
Also, I've been bit too many times by 1.0 devices that end up being underpowered and the specs don't quite live up to the ambitions of their creators. (cough) HTC Dream (cough). And how long have the developers had the SDK? (quick search) Actually, it seems that no developers outside of Samsung have the SDK. It's brand new, so "sure". But has this product been rushed into production, or have they been refining the software for a year? I don't know. I bet we'll find out when the first reviews roll in. If they were confident in the product, then I would expect that $100 bonus would last for longer than 2 days. We shall see.
Pure speculation. I'm just trying to justify my decision.