Xiaomi’s Mi4i is now available to purchase through open sales in India


Selling smartphones through flash sales might make sense for the manufacturer, but for the consumer? Not so much. For the consumer, flash sales can represent a huge source of frustration for any number of reasons. The Xiaomi Mi4i was one such phone that was only available through flash sales, but now its available to purchase any time you want to in India.

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[Deal] Woot selling ‘factory reconditioned’ LG G Watch for $69


Nervous about getting into Android Wear? That’s understandable with any platform that you’ve never invested in or tried. Now, though, is seemingly the time to get into Google’s wearable platform as one retailer has a launch device for less than $100.

On Woot, the LG G Watch is available for $69. While this is not for a brand new model, it is ‘factory reconditioned’ and Woot notes that this means the device is as close to being new as possible. Woot also offers a one-year protection plan for an additional $11.

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Xolo BLACK with 5.5-Inch Full-HD display and dual rear cameras launches for Rs. 12,999


There are a lot of options when it coming to buying a smartphone in India, its a fiercely contested market with both local and foreign manufacturers duking it out for sales. Here we have the Xolo launching its first device under its BLACK sub-brand, which will be available exclusively via the Indian retailer, Flipkart for Rs. 12.999 ($205).

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Amazon’s Prime Day is a global shopping event for Prime members with more deals than Black Friday

Amazon Prime Day

An Amazon Prime subscription brings a set of perks that includes unlimited 1 or 2 day delivery, access to TV programs and films via Prime Instant, over 1 million songs via Prime Music as well as unlimited photo storage via the retailer’s Prime Photo service. Now, on the eve of its 20th anniversary, Amazon has announced Prime Day, a global shopping event exclusively for Prime subscribers.

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Sprint will open 20 new US stores in partnership with Europe’s Dixons Carphone


Sprint has been in the headlines recently, with the news that its CEO, Marcelo Claure, is paid handsomely, that the carrier’s unlimited All-In plan launched with some limits after all. Sprint did get some brownie points for responding swiftly to the video streaming cap, removing the measly 600kbps limit, albeit by slipping in that streaming traffic would be managed when the network became congested. Now, it seems that Sprint is looking at re-invigorating its retail stores strategy by partnering up with Dixon’s Carphone to increase the number of its physical stores.  Read more