Only one month after its launch, the Google Nexus 5X has already begun showing deals. Through the end of the year, one can purchase the Nexus 5X at a discounted price on either the Google Store or Amazon.
Giving a tablet as a Christmas present can serve dual purposes; on the one hand, it will make you feel good that you gave such a nice present, and on the other it will keep the recipient busy (quiet) for hours. You don’t have to spend the earth either because Amazon’s Fire HD 6 is a perfectly decent offering with decent features for its price. And, handily for this time of year, it has been discounted to just £59, giving a saving of £20.
I think it’s safe to say that Huawei’s Nexus 6P has been warmly received by just about everyone, other than those odd videos showing it being bent. If you live in Europe and haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, then this could be for you. While the graphite 32GB Nexus 6P is £449 from the Google Store, you can save £40 by grabbing one for just £399 plus a £10 Top-up from a bricks and mortar EE store in the UK, unfortunately, the offer isn’t available online.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Amazon and B&H Photo last week became the first two retailers selling Google’s Nexus 5X. Today, Best Buy joins them and is also selling the handset at a discount. The electronics retailer has the Nexus 5X with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Color options include Google’s standard Carbon, Quartz, and Ice.
Best Buy is selling the Nexus 5X for $299 or $349, which is $80 off, to honor Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
John Legere, who has essentially become Santa Claus for the wireless industry, is spreading more holiday cheer with T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday deals. The carrier is actually hosting what it believes are Cyber Monday Steals. Devices from both Samsung and LG that have high-end specifications are being discounted today only. This comes one week after T-Mobile announced its strategy to lure competitors’ customers towards Team Magenta.