Samsung exec shows Gear smartwatch, Note 3 at NYC event

Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, shows off the company's new smartwatch and phablet during an event in Times Square.

Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Telecom America, opens up the New York version of Unpacked, sporting the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and holding a Note 3. Scott Stein/CNET
NEW YORK -- Any lingering doubts that Samsung will introduce its Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Note 3 phablet on Wednesday are now gone.

Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, showed the devices during opening remarks at an event in New York's Times Square. He didn't provide any more details about them, but check back with CNET for full coverage.

"This is proof and [a] reflection that Samsung is truly relentlessly innovative in bringing first-to-market products and having the best mobile products in the marketplace," Lee said.

Samsung unveiled Galaxy Gear during a splashy Unpacked event at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It held a simultaneous event in New York's Times Square neighborhood to broadcast the launch.

In New York, the band Icona Pop performed several songs ahead of the actual event.

Check out the full Gear coverage here and the Note 3 coverage here.

Updated at 10:25 a.m. PT with additional information.
 

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