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Earlier this week Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch and today AT&T and T-Mobile have confirmed the availability of the company’s new phablet and smartwatch. AT&T is opening pre-orders today for the Galaxy Note 3, pricing for the handset starts at $299.99 with a two-year contract. It says orders will begin shipping “around October 1st.”

The Note 3 will arrive on T-Mobile October 2nd and cost you $199 with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21.00.  While Verizon has yet to announce its pricing or release date, leaked promotional material suggests the carrier will also begin pre-orders today. A photo published by Android Spin shows that Verizon will offer the Note 3 at $299.99 on a two-year contract, and will also push a $599.98 Galaxy Gear bundle.

A Galaxy Note 3 and Gear bundle does make sense, especially since the Gear is pretty much useless without the Note 3.  I’m definitely interested to see how aggressively the carriers push the bundle.

T-Mobile says the Galaxy Gear will be available alongside the Galaxy Note 3 on October 2nd at the previously announced price of $299.99. AT&T says the smartwatch will be available in “the coming weeks,” but doesn’t provide a specific date.  Neither one of those carriers has made any mention of offering a bundle.


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