Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 officially discontinued

Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has confirmed that the troublesome Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued. A spokeswomen for Samsung has told both the Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch that production of the handset is being stopped due to fears of defective batteries.

"We can confirm the report that Samsung has permanently discontinued the production of Galaxy Note7," a spokeswoman told TechCrunch.

Samsung announces Galaxy S7 event

Galaxy Unpacked 2016

Samsung has sent out invites for its Galaxy Unpacked 2016 press conference which will take place one day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event is being held on Sunday, February 21 at the CCIB, and it will be streamed live on YouTube at 7pm. Samsung is expected to announce its next-generation Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and rumored Gear 360 virtual reality camera during the event.

Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy S6 'Unpacked' Event

While Apple fans wait for the Apple Watch to start shipping in April, Samsung fans will get their first look at the South Korean giant's new handset on March 1st. Samsung sent out invites for its yearly Unpacked event, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress.

Samsung Unpacked 2015

The all black invite features the profile of a curved device and the tagline “What’s Next”. The invite doesn't specify what Samsung will unpack at the press conference, but rumors have pointed to the company unveiling two devices -- the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Takes a Page From John Legere's Playbook, Trolls iPhone Owners at Airports

Trolling is not only an art, it is also a new advertising strategy utilized by T-Mobile CEO John Legere and now Samsung. The South Korean company has taken its "Wall Huggers" campaign to select airports to troll customers who are stuck using power outlets to charge their mobile devices. Samsung has placed posters near power outlets that read:

"Samsung Galaxy S5 with Ultra Power Saving Mode. So you have the power to be anywhere but here”

Samsung Wall Huggers

The campaign is obviously aimed at the iPhone and other Apple devices. The posters have been spotted at the Newark airport in New Jersey and will be added to John F. Kennedy International in New York and to O’Hare and Midway in Chicago, according to CNET.

Apple Wins Big in Samsung Patent Case

Samsung is about to hand over a billion dollars in damages to Apple after being found guilty of infringing on several of the Cupertino-based company's patents. Weeks of drama ended in the jury awarding Apple with a major win that will impact tech company patent cases for years to come.

Apple wins court battle

Of course as AppleInsider points out, there are still a number of major patent suits around the world that have yet to be settled between the two companies. In this case, Apple won damages on not only its utility patents, but on design patents as well.


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