Geoffrey CainSeptember 9, 2013 05:05
SEOUL — Samsung is marching toward the next battlefield in its war against Apple. Last week, the Korean mega-corp unveiled the long-anticipated Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch set for release on Sept. 25. Launched a week before Apple reveals its hyped iWatch, Samsung is trying to dispel its image as a “fast follower,” a common label that it imitates other technologies in tried-and-tested markets, rather than innovating on its own. Whether it has effectively achieved that goal is a matter of debate.