Amtrak Bans Galaxy Note 7 From All Trains, Stations

On October 10, Samsung asked all owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to power down and return the device for a refund. The following day, it was announced that production of the device was shut down, never to start again. Following that, the USDoT banned the device from all airplanes, and today, Amtrak is following suit.

Beginning today, no Galaxy Note 7 devices will be permitted on Amtrak trains, Thruway buses, facilities, stations, platforms, or any other Amtrak vehicles. Basically, it’s not allowed anywhere that carries an Amtrak logo.  (more…)

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S7 Edge in Blue Coral, No Word on US Availability

Earlier this month, it was reported that Samsung may soon launch a Blue Coral option for the Galaxy S7 Edge – reason being Samsung needs to push its older devices a bit more to make up however much it can for the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7. Today, Samsung confirmed those reports, announcing that a Blue Coral option will be made available, first in markets outside the US.  (more…)

Samsung Appears to Have Made a Sweet New Convertible Chromebook With Pen Capabilities

Over the weekend, the folks at SamMobile discovered a new and unexpected Samsung product that will expand on the growing list of capable Chromebooks. Actually, that’s selling it a bit short because this could be the Chromebook to have. The device is supposedly called Samsung Chromebook Pro and could retail for as little as $499 when and if it arrives in the near future. I say “when and if” because the listing for the device appeared before being taken down without word from Samsung.  (more…)