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Well That Backfired

Right as Samsung was about to one-up Apple, something had to go wrong. Samsung is now delaying the sale of their new Galaxy Note 7, due to battery issues which has caused some phones to even explode while charging. “The Korean company said it expected it would take two weeks to prepare replacement devices of which 2.5m had been manufactured and 1m had been sold. Stock of the phablets has been quarantined in shops and mobile phone networks around the world pending the launch in the UK and other territories which was due to take place today.” As samsung dove into the issue to find out what has been going on with the batteries, the president of Samsung’s mobile business Koh Don-Jin has stated that the phones have been completely unaffected in China. This leads us to believe that it was an American battery company that has destroyed these phones.  This can relate to what we will be doing in this class because I believe it can show that when you work in groups, even though you do your part, there can be an outside source that lets you down. Tt shows that even after all your hard work is finished, there can be an outside source that does not allow your product to succeed. Be trusting of others, but also have the knowledge that not everything will work out the way you want it to.


2 comments on “Well That Backfired

  1. Fendi for Yourself
    September 11, 2016

    Enjoyed reading this! Found it quite humorous. Competition is seen on all different spectrums all around us. Samsung clearly in this case was competing with the new iPhone7. It didn’t want to lose its customers to the new hot apple product so it tried to put together an innovative phone last minute that ended up back-firing at them. Not only does this relate to what you pointed out (working in groups) but it can also relate to how the PR industry is always competing. It also shows how when you don’t put in enough time and effort in a group or important product such as the one in this situation (samsung phone) it won’t come out the way you might want it to (It might even blow up). So instead of rushing and just trying to put something together just for the heck of it, take your tie on it to perfect it, so you won’t have problems such as not only hurting your product but overall brand name.

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  2. francescajo
    September 19, 2016

    I liked your article its just shows a different side for me because I have read a lot of new articles and they have never shown the fact that it was probably a fault from another company. I liked how you used the whole group thing to relate to this situation i think this is good article and it makes me want to do more research into this whole situation with Samsung phones.


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