It was only a matter of time before Sprint and Verizon launched their own "buy one, get one free" offer for the Galaxy S7 as AT&T and T-Mobile already had launched their own. There is a catch however, if you even consider it a catch that is. As of now, Sprint is not offering the Galaxy S7 Edge as a part of this package but only the regular Galaxy S7. Nonetheless, if you are keen on picking up a Galaxy S7 Edge from Sprint, you will get it at half the retail price from them.
Sprint has even incorporated the Galaxy Forever lease program into both their offers. This particular program allows you to exchange your old Galaxy device for the latest one, after just twelve months. The lease on the other hand will continue as before until the contract ends or you decide to keep exchanging as future Galaxy smartphones keep launching.
Verizon has taken a slightly different approach when compared to Sprint because they are offering both the S7 and the S7 Edge in their Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer. In fact, they have actually taken it a step further by allowing the customer to get both devices at the price of one. What this means is that you can buy a S7 Edge and choose to take a regular S7 instead of another S7 Edge as the free device.
If you are considering any of these offers then keep in mind that they all require the customer to get into a contract with the concerned company and the offer will take anywhere between eight-ten weeks to get validated via a prepaid card. We urge you to go through the terms and conditions carefully before taking a decision. There is now denying though, that these offers do make the S7 series of smartphones seem like much better value for money products.
Terry Halvorsen was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the US Department of Defence till February this year, but right now, he has been hired by Samsung Mobile as their executive vice president. The ex-deputy commander of the US Naval Network's Warfare division will be working directly under the CEO of Samsung Mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun as an advisor. His main job will apparently be to assist the South Korean company in expanding their network security business across both the US and Europe.
This move is part of the company's ongoing venture to work with the military in different countries. Not to say that Samsung is an amateur in this field though, since they have had a business relation with the US Department of Defence for more than three years now. However, after the recent revelations and allegations regarding Samsung's own Tizen OS having a whole bunch of security gaps in it, things may seem a bit dicey right now. On that note, one can speculate that maybe Samsung hired Terry Halvorsen in order to make sure that such mistakes do not happen in the future?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It looks like Samsung isn't the only one taking advantage of Apple's #Bendgate. Samsung made a clever ad of the Galaxy Note 3 has popped up, showing the bent iPhone 6 Plus bowing to the Android phablet.
In addition, HTC and KitKat have also jumped on the Bendgate bandwagon on Twitter.
Sarcastically, HTC notes, "Designed to withstand the most demanding environments. Like your pockets." It refers to the One M8, which is also made of aluminum, but hasn't suffered from bending issues so far. In the other hand, KitKat said it doesn't bend, it Break.