Being that it’s another Tuesday in December, HTC is back with another round of Holiday Hot Deals. Everything in the company’s online store, for today only, is seeing a 40% discount. Even if you don’t have an HTC phone, you should still take a look at the companies accessories. HTC has earphones, chargers, and battery packs that might be appealing. For those of you that do indeed own an HTC-made device, you’re options include a wide selection of cases and covers.
HTC is also selling the already-affordable Desire 626 for just $149, a cozy $30 discount from its usual $179 price.
If you live in India and have waited patiently to get your hands on the HTC One A9 (reviewed here) that has helped propel HTC to a 6-month high in revenue, you don’t have too long to wait. From December 9th, you’ll be able to register your interest in the device exclusively via Snapdeal’s registration page. Read more
At the end of November, Fossil’s Q Founder saw itself earn a page on the Google Store with the dreaded ‘coming soon’ label. Anytime that label is used, people worry and assume a release is a month or more away. But the Q Founder is now ready to be purchased and shipped out to customers. The Q smartwatch will leave the Google Store warehouse in 1-2 business days.
A tablet is probably something on your shopping list for a friend or family member this Christmas. Luckily, not every tablet is going to cause your piggy bank to break. And the ones that are on the more affordable side won’t sacrifice quality. Just don’t walk out of CVS or Walgreens with one of those no-name tablets. Then I can guarantee you wasted your hard-earned money. So consider the Iconia Tab 8 from Acer. Best Buy is selling it right now for just $99.
With the festive period well and truly underway, finding presents to fill those Christmas stockings can be a manic process. Which makes this a great time to pick up the Chromecast (2015), reviewed here, for just £25 from the UK retailer, PC World. Read more
The Indian smartphone market has such a vast array of handsets for consumers to choose from, from both local and overseas manufacturers. The latest handset to hit India is from ASUS, with a six-inch variant of its Zenfone 2 Laser phone being offered from a variety of retailers including Amazon (India), Snapdeal, and Flipkart for Rs. 17,999 ($269). Read more
Originally slated to be announced on December 7th, the Cyanogen OS-powered Yu Yutopia will now be unveiled on December 17th instead. This is partly due to the consolidation of two mobile device launches, and partly due to Yu’s ongoing legal problems with Ericsson over patent infringement and non-payment of royalties. Read more
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is yesterday’s news since the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with many of us hoping our smart devices will receive an update to this latest and greatest version of Android sooner, rather than later. Or never, as the case may be for some. Selected owners of Huawei’s Honor 7 will be happy to find out that they can get an early taste of Marshmallow goodness on their device in the coming weeks by signing up for the Honor 7 Android 6 BETA test. Read more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be found in the run-up to Christmas. Amazon UK slashed the prices of its Fire Tablet (keep an eye out for Brad’s upcoming review), Fire TV Stick and Echo devices last week, and this week the company is one of a selection of retailers discounting the all-new Fire TV 4K. Read more
Amazon today is selling the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 for a meager £99 (review here), no doubt apart of Amazon’s ongoing Cyber Monday Deals Week sale. The smartphone is one of Alcatel OneTouch’s lower end models, but still proves to be a great off-contract performer for those looking to ditch contracts.