Pocketnow Weekly 218: iPhone 7 launches tomorrow, HTC's onslaught of phones, and grading Note 7 media coverage

Fri Sep 16 2016 (01:38:30)

We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name?

Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia!

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Pocketnow Weekly 218

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September 15, 2016


Juan Bagnell


Jules Wang

Samsung, Note 7 batteries, and the Media


We've been posting a number of stories about the Note 7 battery situation, as many tech and news outlets have. How has Samsung handled the recall so far? Has the media done a fair job of reporting  on this issue? Here are our thoughts, and we hope you'll share yours.

The boy who caught fire...
And a story that actually got it right.
Note 7 car fire in Florida
Galaxy S7 fire caught on camera.
Samsung to limit battery charging on the Note 7.
Note 7 replacements arriving in Canada soon.
Galaxy S8 to launch with a different name?


28:16 | Samsung's newest Exynos chipset hits the bench.

35:05 | HTC has an onslaught of phones to deliver this fall.

39:27  | Speaking of HTC Phones, here's a better look at the Google Pixel.

45:43 | iPhones are selling like hotcakes! All iPhone 7 models officially sold out.

58:01 | Spotify still outpacing Apple Music while Apple (and everyone else) are still not interested in buying Tidal.

1:05:35 | ZTE continues CSX, crowd sourcing experiment, with some interesting projects planned.

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Listener questions this week from Haniko, Carlos, and Coolharsh! 

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