Bgr.com reports that there’s a new iPhone app that will keep you messaging on a limited basis even with no internet via wifi or cellular. It’s called FireChat, and it uses the Multipeer Connectivity Framework in iOS 7. The range is limited, but it will be handy during earthquakes and other emergencies.
Samsung has announced prices and availability for the Gear 2 smartwatch and the Gear Fit. The Gear 2 will be $299, and the Gear fit 100 less at $199. You can preorder today at bestbuy.com according to mashable.com. They’ll be on sale next month.
Blackberry may be taking another hit…gigaom.com says the White House is reportedly testing LG and Samsung smartphones. Blackberry has been furnishing administrations phones for the last 10 years, but that may be about to end.