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MeKeV    96

What sort of numbers do notes typical sell in for the few months around initial launch? How many note 7s are there likely to be in the wild?

I'd expect, based on me only coming across a note of any generation now and again, that the numbers sold really samsung should be able to handle all this pretty easily if they were properly set on doing so.

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MadDog    464

So basically it's caused by trying to make the phone thinner and thinner......which no-one really gives a rats-arse about?

 

I blame Johnny Ive for this whole thing  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Note for Dave : This is a joke

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Milhouse    355

"Slightly too big"?! Absolutely mind-blowing amateur mistake that shouldn't have got off the drawing board. But assuming the replacement devices had the correctly sized battery, why are they still exploding? Perhaps the root cause has been identified, but the recall process has been a shambles.

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Dave    70

So, is this it for the Note 7?

 

 

 

Samsung is halting sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world following new reports of fire damage in some devices.

The company was in the process of replacing 2.5 million devices after dozens exploded or caught fire.

But there have been multiple reports that the "safe" replacements given to consumers have also overheated, emitted smoke or caught fire.

Samsung has told all customers who are using an original or replaced Note 7 to power down and stop using their device immediately.

All global partners of the technology giant are now being asked to stop sales and exchanges while the company and regulators investigate the latest claims.

Affected phone users can request a refund or swap their Note 7 for a different Samsung model.

 

http://news.sky.com/story/samsung-halts-note-10613101

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satsuma    178

So all the peeps that were going to buy a Note 7 are going to buy what?

Possibly iPhone 7 Plus but they're scarce at the moment and if you're a Note 7 kinda person you probably want an Android.

So more likely you'll go and buy another high-end Android phablet instead. The problem is there's nothing quite like the Note 7 out there.

I guess the likes of Huawei, LG, Sony, Moto might benefit to some extent but if I were Google I'd be going batsh1t crazy promoting Pixel phones through every channel possible.

 

Samsung needs to get ahead this before it really snowballs to affect the whole brand.

  1. Acknowledge they got it wrong and apologise - preferably at a media event where they can answer questions.
  2. Kill the Note 7.
  3. Offer every customer who bought one an S7 Edge plus a bunch of accessories to compensate.

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kradcliffe    152

Samsung have deep pockets. Merely a blip in the grander scale of things.

 

Maybe someone in the company should suggest that they stop trying to be Apple and sell their technology on it's own merits. Rather than trying to steal a march on Apple iphone release dates they should only release a device when it's ready and properly tested.

 

The Tab S2 was a deliberate ipad copy (completely different ratio to the Tab S) and it's quite embarrassing really.

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normal    345

There's been an increasing level of marketing deadlines settings product launch dates. Almost every company (Apple included) are guilty of pushing out substandard products.

Hopefully this fiasco will focus minds in the industry.

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jonmorris    184

If Samsung wants to truly copy Apple, it now needs to show real courage.

 

First, get all the Note 7s back - by force if necessary. Then remove ALL marketing materials and delete every Facebook and Twitter post. Take it off the websites, delete and ban everyone from the forums. Yes, even this post must be eradicated.

 

If Google can remove all references to the Nexus in less than a day, then it shows it's possible.

 

Then go ahead and revise the hardware and release it as the Note 6, pointing out that this is obviously the successor to the Note 5 and just laughing at anyone who says 'But you already released the Note 7? You know the phone that caught fire'. Reply with 'How could we? The last phone was the the Note 5!'.

 

If anyone shows anything purporting to be the Note 7, you just claim it must have been a Chinese knock-off.

 

Problem solved!

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Dave    70

Samsung in the USA is sending out fireproof packaging for people to return their Note 7's in  :lol:

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Milhouse    355

Samsung claim their losses over the Note 7 fiasco will run to $17Bn, that's like two Nokias! Or maybe that's just the figure they'll be putting on their next tax write-off...

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jonmorris    184

Seems Huawei has indeed got ready to take over, with the Mate 9 that looks remarkably similar....

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neuty    24

Seems Huawei has indeed got ready to take over, with the Mate 9 that looks remarkably similar....

Jon, they look fake with the Huawei logo dropped on.

 

They do look nice though

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jonmorris    184

Jon, they look fake with the Huawei logo dropped on.

 

They do look nice though

 

If they weren't posted by 'Mr Leaks' himself, I'd agree. Apparently the S7 edge/Note 7 rip off is destined only for China, probably to avoid a lawsuit!

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Dave    70

 

 

The DOT/FAA notice wording:

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

 

I can't believe that there are still ignorant idiots around who refuse to take notice and are still insisting on using their Note 7.

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