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Samsung event at Mobile World Congress

The South Korean giant will show off its newest smartphone, the Galaxy S7, and may even talk about its big push in virtual reality.

  • Sarah Tew 2/21/2016 6:47:23 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:47:38 PM
    Well, depends on the pocket, Jess! That coat I used at CES could fit an iPad Pro in the pocket
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:47:56 PM
    The sphere is about the size of a tennis ball. Slightly smaller, I think.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:48:04 PM
    There are definitely convincing use cases for using 360 video. Nature scenes top the list.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:48:51 PM
    The legs of the tripod the Gear 360 comes on collapse in the middle, so you can hold onto it sort of like a handle.
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:48:52 PM
    The camera works with Google Street View, Mistry says
  • Sarah Tew 2/21/2016 6:49:04 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:49:24 PM
    "With S7 and S7 Edge at the center, we are truly redefining what a phone can do."
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:49:27 PM
    I love the idea of using VR for education as well -- something that's talked about a lot. We're getting there, slowly.
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:49:32 PM
    Gear VR demo time again
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:49:42 PM
    BRB
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:50:05 PM
    Ok we're going somewhere. in Barcelona
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:50:16 PM
    I wish I was sitting in a spinny chair right now
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:50:52 PM
    Big suprise guest - Mark Zuckerberg
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    Facebook's CEO
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:50:58 PM
    Big get for Samsung
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:51:12 PM
    Dear god, it's a running of the media
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:51:20 PM
    They're all jumping up to shoot Zuckerburg on the stage. Crazy
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:51:37 PM
    (Hold on, we'll get you your Zuck fix momentarily.)
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:51:40 PM
    Mark is telling us about how he's always been interested in virtual reality.
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:51:52 PM
    Facebook owns Oculus, which has partnered with Samsung on the Gear VR
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:52:09 PM
    I feel like we're at a rock concert with all the people running up to the stage to shoot Zuck.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:52:20 PM
    Tech paparazzi!
  • Sarah Tew 2/21/2016 6:52:21 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:52:43 PM
    Dear god, with the pandemonium for people to photograph Zuck, you'd think Brad Pitt showed up.
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:52:48 PM
    Do people still care about Brad Pitt? haha
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:52:57 PM
    I think all the broadcast media have rushed to the front from the risers in the back. It's actually really detracting from Zuck's message.
  • Sarah Tew 2/21/2016 6:52:58 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:53:19 PM
    This is doubly funny because at a recent Facebook media party, there was almost no one talking to Zuckerberg
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:53:48 PM
    I actually have no idea what he's been saying. I've been too distracted by this press craze
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:54:36 PM
    VR is going to be the most social platform, Zuck says
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:54:45 PM
    That's pretty interesting considering you're pretty isolated when you have on a headset
  • Jessica Dolcourt 2/21/2016 6:55:09 PM
    I don't think anybody here actually cares what Zuck is saying. (I mean, we do...)
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:55:34 PM

    Zuck is saying Samsung is the only one who can do some of the hardware needed for VR
  • Shara Tibken 2/21/2016 6:55:45 PM
    "We also worked with Samsung to make Gear VR affordable."
  • Sarah Tew 2/21/2016 6:55:55 PM

    You don't have to jump out of your seat and rush the stage to get a nice shot, people...
    Taken from my seat courtesy of the 70-200mm Canon 2.8L.

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