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Samsung is reportedly temporarily halting production of the Galaxy Note 7

A little over a month after issuing a recall of its high-end handset and at the end of weekend littered with multiple reports of malfunctioning replacement units, Samsung has reportedly suspended production on the Galaxy Note 7. In the wake of announcements by AT&T and T-Mobile that the carriers will halt sales of the phone, Korean news agency Yonhap is reporting that the electronics giant will …

Two carriers halt sales of the Galaxy Note 7 as reports of problematic replacements pile up

You know what? It might be time to just go ahead and trade in that new Galaxy Note 7 for something else entirely. Thankfully, most of the major carriers here in the US have made it fairly easily to trade the problematic handset in for a completely different phone. And AT&T and T-Mobile have since taken things a step farther by halting sales of the device …

Samsung addresses concerns over Galaxy Note 7 replacement issues

Samsung’s media arm continues code red damage control in the wake of the latest report surrounding a faulty Galaxy Note 7. The incident, which occurred on a Southwest flight earlier this week, further complicates the matters for several reasons beyond the already troubling fact that it played out on a plane – which, thankfully, was still at the gate. The device involved in the incident …

Southwest plane evacuated after Samsung Note 7 catches fire. It was a recall replacement.

In Louisville, KY today, a Southwest Airlines plane that had not yet left the ground was evacuated on the runway, after one passenger’s Samsung smartphone caught fire. No injuries were reported. Southwest said passengers and airline employees evacuated SW 994 destined for Baltimore, after a passenger reported “smoke emitting from a Samsung electronic device.” Verge says the passenger whose phone caught fire is …

The FAA asks airlines to prohibit powering up or charging the Galaxy Note 7 on flights

A day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission formally issued a recall of Samsung’s occasional explosion-making Galaxy Note 7, the FAA is offering a more strictly worded warning against the troubled phablet. A week or so ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a fairly benign suggestion, “strongly advis passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them …

FAA warns not to check your Galaxy Note 7 or fly with it on

An exploding phone is by no means a good thing, but if it has to explode, it’s hard to think of a worse place for it to do so than on a plane. Well, not that hard, but it’s definitely a bad one. In wake of the occasional combusting Galaxy Note 7 and the its subsequent recall, the FAA has advised passengers to exercise caution …

Samsung spills the details of its Note 7 exchange program in US

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 7, you’ve probably already heard about the recall. But the specifics differ for each region, and Samsung just now released the details for what your options are here in the land of the free. First thing you’ll want to do is go to wherever you bought your device — they’ll be doing the exchange there. Then you get to …

Samsung confirms it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 after reports of explosions

Samsung has confirmed that it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7, its newest smartphone, following reports that some devices exploded. The device was launched less than a month ago to very positive reviews, but concerns about the battery in some units — which reportedly combusted while charging — have forced the company’s hand. Yesterday, Samsung confirmed it was investigating the issue, and now it has taken quick …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is now available

And if you’ve been eyeing one, go ahead and pull the trigger. It’s a really great phone. Assuming, of course, that you’ve got, you know, $800+ burning a hole in your pocket. The 5.7-inch phablet is available now from a whole slew of retailers, including, naturally, Samsung’s stores, plus Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, some Walmart stores (maybe call ahead on that one), and online …

Christoph Waltz gets goofily patriotic in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 spot

He’s won a couple of Oscars, he’s worked with some of the best directors in the biz, and he’s even played a Bond villain. So, where does Christop Waltz go from here? Phone commercials, obviously. The acclaimed Inglourious Basterds actor has signed on with Samsung for a silly new ad touting the company’s eagerly anticipated Note 7 phablet. In the spot, Waltz actor praises/complains about …