What would you regard as a cheap smartphone? It all depends on your circumstances, some would consider the Moto G 2015 to be a cheap handset, whilst others would be looking at a price in double figures as a good start. What about under $10? You may think its crazy, but LG’s TracFone Lucky LG16 costs just $9.82 from Walmart. Really. And if that isn’t enough of a bargain for you, shipping is included free of charge. Read more
If you are in the UK and have found it difficult to justify the £79 price tag to join Amazon Prime, perhaps £59 would be more tempting? If so you are in luck because Amazon is discounting its Prime service in the UK to just that (£59) for the next 3 days. Read more
Joining China and Hong Kong, the U.S. is now an official market for LeTV thanks to their online LeMall site. U.S. consumers may not be familiar with LeTV, but they are quickly rising as a popular electronics retailer in China. LeTV makes a wide variety of electronic devices available through the online store, including their own smartphones in the Chinese market. However, neither phones nor televisions are currently available through LeMall in the U.S. Read more
TalkTalk, the MVNO carrier in the UK that was hacked back in October (the third attack suffered by TalkTalk in 2015), has today detailed its plans to recover from the online attack that saw the personal details of over 150,000 customers stolen in the incident. The plan is basically to offer free upgrades to all of its customer, including those that weren’t affected by the hack, to help quell the anger caused by charging a termination fee to customers wishing to end their contracts early because of the hack. Read more
European carrier, Telefonica, has joined up with Spanish handset manufacturer, BQ, to offer Europe’s first handset running Cyanogen OS. The handset will be known as the Aquaris X5, and will run Cyanogen OS 12.1 which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Read more
At IFA 2015, Acer inserted itself into the conversation as a go-to for mobile gaming. The company’s Predator 8, like NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet, is all about maximizing gaming on a tablet. With an 8-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Intel Atom processor, and four front-facing speakers, Acer believes it has a winning formula. But like any mobile device, price is very important. Acer seems to have appropriately priced the Predator 8, with the 32GB model going for $299. And starting today you can pre-order that model of the tablet from Newegg.
The online electronics retailer will be the exclusive seller of the Predator 8 for these next two weeks. Newegg doesn’t have the 64GB model listed on its site at the moment.
As previously reported, sales of the BlackBerry Priv have been nothing but hot. Orders have already been backed-up weeks on the company’s website. And now just yesterday, Amazon orders for the Android-flavored handset went from in stock to nothing in only a few hours.
Amazon Underground is available exclusively from Amazon for Android devices. In its first two months, the app has increased its selection of free apps, games and in-app items by three times.
The BlackBerry Priv has generated a good amount of positive publicity and excitement, which is understandable considering it it BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone, and it’s also the first slider we’ve seen in the Android world for a long time. It would seem that the handset is so popular that BlackBerry has had to push the shipping date back for new orders. Read more
HTC fans in the US will be glad to find out they can save up to 30% off their orders today, courtesy of HTC’s Holiday Deals promotion. The savings apply to all products available on HTC’s US-centric online store. Read more