CNET First Look
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge bends its screen in new directionsA crazy curved edge makes the Galaxy Note a wild variant on the Note 4. Sports tickers, shortcuts, and even games fit on a tiny side display...see for yourself.
[UNKNOWN] and the Samsung Note Four is not the only Note that made an appearance here. Also the Note Four Edge you've got your choice of. Basically it's the exact same features that's in the Samsung Note Four on a 5.6 inch screen. But the big difference here is a curved edge screen. This crazy bar that comes over here that acts as a secondary display essentially. You can lie it down when the phone is off. And you can use it as an alarm clock, and get basic notifications on the edge. But when you have the phone on, you can use it as a connected toolkit to go to shortcuts for apps. You can tap here and pick one and then customize it like a toolbar. Saving you space is the whole point on the bar here. But if you open up apps, those have, that have supported this. And there's an fdk that will allow people to develop. Widgets and tools if they want to. You can actually transform any of your apps into something that's a little more edgeified. For instance, your camera will suddenly have all of its buttons on the side here. And if you turn it on its side, suddenly those buttons are almost like top edge buttons. It's pretty cool. And if you use, the pen mode and you bring up any notes for instance well, those instantly become, a tool bar that activates on the side. Right now there are a few apps that are supported including a sports ticker from Yahoo, and certain trend lists from Twitter, that you can tap on and find out what's trending, and link right to it. This is a very funky new technology that's obviously taking advantage of curb screen tech that Samsung has. The Note Edge is going to be a more premium line than the Note Four, but it's basically like a Note Four ++. . I'm Scott Sine and that's a little look at the Samsung Note Edge here in New York.