It’s official. The Note 7 is properly discontinued. Looking at the fallout of a failed phone launch which could cost Samsung billions. Where does Samsung go from here? Also, let’s talk about Pixel updates, iPhone 8 patents, Blackberry pre-orders, and OnePlus 3 back-orders. This week we’re joined by Ricky Villacrez from GSMArena to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!
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Pocketnow Weekly 222
October 13, 2016
The Note 7 fallout, and Samsung’s future…
The Galaxy Note 7 is permanently discontinued, but we still don’t know exactly why the phones exploded. Samsung sends out special return boxes, and the CPSC seizes the remains of a burned Note7. The company has had to revise its earnings and the fallout from this recall could top $17 billion. Moving forward the Galaxy C9 aims to boost Samsung’s image in China, and we might be looking at an iPhone style release strategy for the Galaxy S8. And finally, finally, the company has apologized for the debacle. We discuss.
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