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Samsung tells consumers to stop using the Note 7 immediately

The nightmare continues for Samsung. First, the FAA warned against bringing the Galaxy Note 7 on planes, then Transport Canada followed suite with its own caution, and finally, Health Canada is now working with Samsung on the smartphone’s recall. Now, Samsung has released a statement urging people to stop using the Note 7 immediately and…

Samsung Canada is working with Health Canada to complete Note 7 recall

Any big product release can easily end up being plagued by problems, but manufacturers usually hope for a minor ‘bend-gate,’ or an issue that can be fixed by offering affected users a free case. Problems of that scale might end up with a some bad press and late night jokes, but typically no lasting damage…

Samsung launches Galaxy Folder 2 flip-phone in China

Flip phones are back, at least in China. Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Folder 2 flip-phone in China. The handset, which is a throwback to the fondly remembered mobile era of flip phones, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB of RAM. The device also features 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card…

Samsung may go edge only for the Galaxy S8

Samsung may not make a flat panel version of its next Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to The Korean Herald. Citing its own sources, the publication says Samsung has already started procuring curved 5.1 and 5.5 inch displays, the same display sizes in use with this year’s Galaxy lineup. As 9to5Google notes, if the rumour is true,…

How to replace your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Canada

The Galaxy Note 7 might have come out to rave reviews, but its battery’s tendency to explode meant the company had to recall all units that were initially shipped, which will likely result in a loss of approximately $1 billion for the handset behemoth. If you were among the early buyers in Canada, however, you’ll…

Note 7 recall estimated to cost Samsung $1 billion

Samsung may spend as much as $1 billion USD to replace all of the 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones it recalled last week. That’s according to an estimate by Bloomberg. To put that amount in perspective, it represents less than 5 percent of Samsung’s $20.6 billion projected net income for the year. Indeed, for Samsung, the…

BlackBerry to provide secure Samsung tablets to the German government

BlackBerry’s software outlook hasn’t been so sunny in the last few years, with its BB10 operating system mostly unused by consumers, and with less than stellar hardware sales. However, there is still some interest in the secure communications aspect of BlackBerry technology, and certain enterprise businesses and government departments still rely heavily on the hardware….

Samsung recalls Note 7 smartphones in Canada over explosive batteries [Update]

Earlier this week, reports surfaced citing that the 3,500 mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 7 is heating up and exploding, which forced Samsung to delay shipments of the smartphone in order to conduct further product quality testing. Now, the company has announced a full recall of the 5.7-inch device in Canada, as well as several other markets. “To…

Galaxy Note 7 delays cuts Samsung’s market value by $7 billion

After reports of exploding batteries in the newly launched Galaxy Note 7 came in from South Korea, Samsung was forced to delay shipments of the smartphone until further testing could take place. Once it became apparent that shipments of Samsung’s newest flagship devices were delayed, investors drove the company’s stock down to a two-week low, in…

MobileSyrup Giveaway: Bell Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Winner Announced

Many of members of our community entered to win a Samsung Note 7 from Bell and MobileSyrup. Today, we’re closing the contest and are ready to announce the winner. The winner of the Samsung Note 7 is Chris B. Chris, make sure you email me to claim the phone. You’ve got one week! Email us at…

Samsung announces water resistant Gear S3 smartwatch with GPS and LTE support

Samsung today debuted its newest wearable, the Gear S3 smartwatch, at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany, showing off iterative changes and a bulkier look. There are two versions of the S3 — the rugged, matte-black Gear S3 Frontier and more design-focused, stainless steel Gear S3 Classic. Both appear much larger than the S2…

Samsung’s new Exynos 7570 processor is 30 percent more energy efficient than its predecessor

Samsung’s semiconductor division has started manufacturing its latest system-on-a-chip, the Exynos 7570, the South Korean company announced today. It’s a four core processor destined for entry-level devices. Samsung is fabricating the chip’s silicon using its new 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, the same processes the company uses to make its top-of-the-line Exynos 8890 SoC — that’s…

Win a Samsung Galaxy J3 and six months of service from Wind Mobile

Here we are, part five of the MobileSyrup back to school giveaway extravaganza. Now we’re kicking off our Samsung J3 contest, which includes six months of Winds $40 plan! The Samsung Galaxy J3 features 5-inch display, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, 8 megapixel rear shooter, and 16GB of internal storage. Starting today and for the next two weeks you, a member of…

Is this Samsung’s Amazon Echo competitor?

It looks like Google isn’t the only company preparing to compete with Amazon on the voice-activated assistant front. Product images and FCC documentation obtained by Ausdroid suggest the world’s largest smartphone maker could be preparing to release its own Echo competitor called Scoop. Besides what can be gleaned from photos of the device, there’s not much…

Samsung says it has processed nearly 100 million mobile payment transactions

While it’s expected mobile payments won’t become mainstream before the end of the decade, Samsung has just announced a major milestone. Samsung Pay, the company’s mobile payments platform, has surpassed “nearly 100 million unique transactions in seven countries” within its first year of availability. The company went on to declare Samsung Pay “the most widely accepted mobile…

Samsung reportedly plans to start reselling its own smartphones

Following in the steps of rival Apple and other major tech firms, Samsung plans to start reselling its own smartphones sometime in 2017, according to a new report from Reuters. It’s unclear how much Samsung will resell its old smartphones for, or whether the company will even bring the program to Canada. The source Reuters interviewed…