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Not even Chinese pirates want Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch

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Jan
2014

The Galaxy Gear is so unpopular that when CNN visited the epicenter of Chinese counterfeit electronics, they could not find one Galaxy Gear knockoff. “[Counterfeiters] don’t care about the Gear as consumer demand is too weak,” said one shop assistant. “We don’t sell it anymore. It was not popular.” CNN visited 20 shops in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei commercial district and none of them sold a counterfeit Galaxy Gear. “I’ve never seen a knock-off Gear in this whole town,” said one woman whose shop actually sells the real Galaxy Gear. “They don’t sell well.” China’s counterfeit shops are often leading indicators of what tech gadgets will be popular. In 2007, they were selling iPhone knockoffs before the first iPhone was available for

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