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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear Available AT&T October 4

September 30, 2013 - Written By Cory McNutt

AT&T announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, will ship by October 1 and be available online and in retail stores on October 4 for $299.99 and $299.00, respectively, with a two-year contract.  The Note 3 will be available in both Classic White and Jet Black and the Galaxy Gear is available in both Beige and Jet Black at launch.  T-Mobile should be announcing their availability soon, closely followed by Sprint, with Verizon bring up the rear, as usual, with shipments starting October 10, although pre-orders have been going on for a couple weeks.

AT&T wants to remind you of the Galaxy Note 3’s features:

The Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and builds on Samsung’s successful Note series with a better way to control, write and get more done, such as:

  • My Magazine allows you to curate content tailored to the things you love including sports updates, celebrity news, your social media feeds, even nearby restaurant suggestions.
  • Scrapbook provides an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source.
  • Wake-up Command allows you to send messages, make calls and more without touching your phone, just by saying “Hi, Galaxy.”
  • S Finder makes locating emails, text messages, contacts or web history on your smartphone easy. You can even search for handwriting or symbols, or browse by date.
  • Advanced Multi Window functionality lets you keep two windows of the same app open so you can browse your social media feed while posting vacation photos†. You can also drag and drop an address from an email into a map search without cutting and pasting.
  • Samsung Smart Switchâ„¢ transfers contacts, calendar events, messages, photos and more. It can also automatically find your favorite apps on Google Playâ„¢ and recommend similar ones if there isn’t a direct match††.
  • Action Memo makes your handwritten notes actionable. You can dial a number, import information directly into contacts, go directly to a web address and find an address on a map.

The Note 3 also includes innovative camera features as well as additional features introduced on the Galaxy S4:

  • Eraser Shot removes unwanted background distractions in your photos and videos with just one touch.
  • Drama Shot captures a time-lapse event all in one frame.
  • Face and Smile Detection takes a picture only when your subject smiles
  • Burst mode allows you to take several shots in a row
  • Panoramic makes it easy to take several pictures and the software pieces the photos together for one panoramic view

Other features:

  • S Beamâ„¢ quickly and easily share files simply by tapping two S Beam enabled smartphones together.
  • WatchONâ„¢ simplifies searching and recommends TV, movies and sports according to personal tastes. With WatchON and the built-in IR blaster, the Galaxy Note 3 functions as a remote control for home theater equipment.
  • Easy Mode settings give new smartphone users or simplicity seekers the option to start out with a basic version of your home screen that keeps your favorite apps and features within reach.
  • Air Viewâ„¢ lets you hover your finger over photos, files, links and text for an instant preview.

Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear, the first wearable device extends your Samsung Note 3 experience – when paired with the Galaxy Note 3 it broadens your smartphone experience by intelligently connecting and sharing information with each other.

Let us know in the comments or on Google+ if you plan on picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Gear this week.