Samsung to recall Note 7 following exploding batteries: Report

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  1. ronjor

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    Samsung will begin sending out new Galaxy Note 7s as early as next week

     
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    Yeah, I just had a friend tell me that his exploded into a fire just today. Not good....
     
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    Yes not good. But on the other hand, I hope it will boost sales of the new iPhone 7, and hopefully Apple's stock will start to rise again.
     
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    No dividend stock?
    No thanks. :argh:

    Samsung was having such a blast with the launch of the Note 7 and now they are into big trouble.
     
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    I don't really care about dividend to be honest. But Apple's stock sure could use a boost. :D
     
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    I was about to buy one so it looks I will be waiting awhile before doing so.

    Thanks Ron,

    Daniel ;)
     
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    Sounds like the thing to do. :geek:
     
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    My Supplier says there out of stock. I wonder why? LOL
     
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    Samsung is handling the Note 7 recall differently in the US and UK

     
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    Samsung, safety regulators officially recall about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones

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    New Note 7s will have green battery indicators instead of white
     
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    Samsung has a simple fix for that: Slap a warning label on the handset stating:

    "WARNING. This handset should only be used while the user is a passenger in a Volkswagon Diesel with the air conditioning set to maximum."

    How do major corporations allow these fiascos to happen with flagship productso_O

    I suppose in Samsung's case it was a rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 reveal.

    Does anyone know how to translate "Haste Makes Waste" into the Japanese and German languages?.
     
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    Yes, I read about it. I think it's safe to say that Samsung produces garbage. My mom owns a LED TV, and the image quality isn't even that good, but even worse, it stinks! It's a very nasty chemical odor.
     
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    I'm glad they called it "catches fire" rather than the sensationalistic sites that headline their story with titles like "Phone explodes on plane!!!!!"
    They really need to come up with a better way to power phones. Any phone can catch fire. Fortunately most of them don't.
     
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    UK postal service Royal Mail apparently is refusing to ship the Galaxy 7

     
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