Samsung U.S. Loses Mobile Chief
Kevin Packingham, who ran Samsung's mobile device business in the U.S., has left the company. The news, reported by The New York Times, was confirmed by Samsung. "Kevin Packingham has departed Samsung Mobile. We thank Kevin for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," said a company spokesperson. Packingham was with Samsung U.S. for two years, during which time he oversaw numerous important product introductions, including the Galaxy S4 and Note II. Prior to that, he worked at Sprint. No reason was given for his departure.
Samsung Makes Deepsea Blue Note8 Available to U.S. Consumers
Samsung today said it will sell the Deepsea Blue color variant of the Galaxy Note8 smartphone in the U.S. Since launch, the device has only be available to U.S.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Heads to T-Mobile and Sprint
Samsung today said its rugged Galaxy S8 Active will soon be sold by T-Mobile and Sprint. The phone has been available from AT&T since earlier this year.
Samsung to Announce Galaxy S8 On March 29 In NYC
Samsung used its press conference at Mobile World Congress to tell everyone that the Galaxy S8 is right around the corner. In a short teaser video, Samsung said the phone will make its worldwide debut on March 29 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Exec In Charge of Samsung Galaxy S6 Calls It Quits
A senior executive at Samsung, who had been put in charge to launch Samsung's next flagship smartphone, abruptly departed the company this week. Kim Seok-pil was appointed head of strategic marketing for Samsung’s mobile unit in December following a shake up of management.