Sony’s Xperia C4 is now available in the UK for £175


While it was initially only launched in select markets (read Asia), the Xperia C4 has slowly become available in additional regions. A few weeks ago it was on offer at Best Buy, and now the handset has found its way to the UK. The Xperia C4 (E5303) now has its own listing page on Sony’s UK website and is currently available from Amazon UK from £174.99.

Select retailers are selling Samsung’s jumbo Galaxy View


Samsung believes that it has identified an untapped market that demands an Android tablet with an 18.4-inch display. Seriously, the company announced the Galaxy View last week, surprising many by putting Android on a device that has a display approaching 20 inches. Remember that this is Samsung and no size or form factor is too abnormal to try. If you’re interested a jumbo tablet, you can now purchase the Galaxy View from select retailers.

Google angers customers by saying Nexus orders are shipping “in the order received”


A very simple way to frustrate your customers is by putting out a statement that is seemingly false. That’s exactly what Google did last night when the company (through its Google Store account) tweeted that Nexus device orders are shipping on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers that have ordered the Nexus 5X and/or Nexus 6P were angered by this and really let Google know that is an incorrect statement.

Pebble’s Time Round begins shipping this weekend, hits stores too


In late September, Pebble introduced the world’s thinnest and lightest smartwatch in the Time Round. The company started accepting pre-orders right away and even began selling compatible metal bands just a few weeks ago. Now, after getting everything prepared for a smooth launch, Pebble has scheduled the date for Time Round orders to start shipping and when consumers can walk into select retail stores and leave with a fancy new smartwatch.

[Deal] Save $50 on the Huawei Watch… by buying a Nexus 6P


Two of the hottest devices Android devices on the market today are made by Huawei. The company designed both the Nexus 6P and the appropriately named Huawei Watch, clearly a sign that Huawei wants to be a global brand on the same level of Samsung, Apple, and LG. Its Nexus handset and Android Wear smartwatch are available from multiple retailers, but only Huawei has a sweet offer that saves you some money. One that encourages you to buy the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch together.

Hit the break to learn more.

Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store to offer specials until Christmas


Halloween 2015 has come and gone and that can only mean one thing – time for retailers to start up with their Christmas season sales events. Mega retailer Amazon has apparently decided that offering Black Friday deals on just one day is not enough, so they have launched a special Black Friday Deals Store site that spreads the deals out from now until December 22nd. To entice consumers to sign up for a Prime membership, Amazon says Prime members will get a 30 minute jump on all the Lightning Deals – 30,000 planned – before all customers can access them.

Amazon updates its music app with MicroSD and Android Wear support


If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ll be glad to find out that the Amazon Music app is in the process of receiving an update that will greatly enhance its usability. The update brings MicroSD card and Android Wear support as well as a number of other improvements.

New features include:

  • Prime Music artist detail pages – the one stop destination in Prime Music for top songs, albums, photos, stations, and much more for your favorite artists
  • Android Wear support – now you can browse the app & control playback right from your Wear device
  • “New to Prime” tab in Prime Music – highlighting newest music added to the service
  • New “Popular” tab in Prime Music – see charts for top songs, albums, playlists
  • Lyrics support (UK only – it was already available in the US)

The update is currently rolling out via Google Play and it shouldn’t be too long until it reaches your device.

O2 Priority will give away 25,000 Star Wars themed Mini-Buddy speakers from November 5


While we wait with bated breath for December 17 to come around so we can finally see what JJ Abrams has achieved with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the merchandising campaign is well under way. While much of the associated merchandising will cost a pretty penny (the cynic in me understands why the film is being released in the holiday season), UK carrier, O2, has decided to give away 25,000 Star Wars themed Mini Buddy speakers via its Priority app from November 5. 

With job cuts on the horizon, Sprint will reduce severance pay by half after Jan 30, 2016


At the beginning of this month, Sprint announced its plans to achieve around $2.5 billion in savings by cutting costs, with a round of job losses looming large on the horizon being just one of the measures. It seems that Sprint is becoming creative in the way it cuts costs, though, if its latest move is anything to go by. As if it isn’t bad enough just losing a job, if an employee receives notification of the job loss after January 30th, he or she will only receive half the severance pay they would have if notified before that date.

TalkTalk’s website is hacked in ‘significant and sustained attack’, 4 million customers affected

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If you are a TalkTalk customer, it may be worth your while changing your login details and keeping a keen eye on your various accounts over the next few months, because the phone and broadband provider’s website was the victim of a ‘significant and sustained‘ cyber attack on Wednesday, October 21. The hack is believed to affect more than 4 million customers, with personal data such as bank details and birth dates being snaffled in the attack.

You can pre-order the BlackBerry Priv from Carphone Warehouse in the UK for £579

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Blackberry has been slowly revealing the various features of its first Android-powered smartphone, the Priv, and everyone seems to be excited about it so far. Blackberry has managed to differentiate the Priv with its physical keyboard, slider design and a secure, Android experience. Unlike most brands that hire out huge halls to announce a new handset, BlackBerry seems to be content with simply making the Priv available to pre-order, yesterday from the Canadian carrier, Rogers, and today in the UK via Carphone Warehouse.