Motorola Moto X (2014) heading to India on December 22


We have good news for prospective buyers of the Moto X (2014) in India. Online retailer Flipkart, the self-proclaimed “Online Megastore,” announced that the 32GB version of the Motorola handset will be available on December 22. It will be available only in black.

Flipkart did not attach a price for now, but it is expected to cost somewhere around INR 34,999 (or about $552) when it arrives on Monday.

Source: Flipkart

[Deal] Pebble smartwatch for $79 at eBay


Even though it does not run Android Wear, the Pebble smartwatch is an excellent choice. It does everything a device in its class should do and is very affordable. Right now, the Pebble smartwatch can be purchased in black or white colors for $79. The device normally costs $99, but eBay has it for $20 less. So one of the best smartwatches around is cheaper than before. There is an option from eBay to pick up the device from your local Best Buy at no extra cost. For some, that could be quicker than weighting for it to ship.

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Republic Wireless getting the Moto X on December 10, takes $50 off


The Moto X is about to launch on another carrier’s network. On December 10, Republic Wireless will be adding the Motorola flagship to its lineup. And the carrier is celebrating the launch by taking $50 off the price when purchasing directly through the online store or Moto Maker. So, through this promotion, the Moto X will cost $349 without a two-year contract from Republic Wireless. The only variant available through the carrier’s online store is 16GB in black with silver.

When the Moto X is available from Republic Wireless, it will be found on this page.

Source: Republic Wireless

Sony Opens Underwater Xperia Aquatech Store


Not to be outdone by the myriad of other underwater stores out there, Sony has opened its underwater Xperia Aquatech store in the waters off Dubai. (Could it be anywhere else?) As its name suggests, this is a concept store located four meters underwater. It’s also only open to media, VIPs, and contest winners. On top of that, it will only be open for three days before giving up the ghost. There are popup restaurants with longer lifespans.

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OnePlus has bricks and mortar store in Beijing in the works


Although potential buyers in Western markets have been frustrated with OnePlus’s methods for selling the OnePlus One smartphone, consumers in Beijing will be getting a new option to experience the much sought after device. OnePlus is preparing to open a physical store in Beijing where buyers can get the smartphone and a variety of accessories. OnePlus will also be offering customer support options for those who prefer to ¬†interact with a live person when they have a problem or just a question about their device. If you are thinking this sounds similar to an Apple Store, you probably will not find anyone who disagrees. Read more

[Deal] Staples taking 25% off (almost) everything in-store only, includes Moto 360 for $187


The best deal a retailer can offer is a discount on everything in the store. Today only, Staples is doing just that with an in-store coupon that takes 25% off any item; however, “any item” is not exactly eligible. Immediately, everyone is going to want to use the coupon for an electronic because of the generally high price. Many electronics are not eligible, but there are a few items slipping through the cracks. For example, the Moto 360 from Staples can be brought down to $187. Just over to the local Staples and present them with the coupon code 19646.

The coupon expires at the end of Staples store hours this evening.

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[Deal] Expansys selling Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) bundle for $179


How about a deal that tackles two device categories with one excellent price? That is what Expansys has going on right now. For $179, customers can take home the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 from 2012. The price reflects a discount of 28% (or $70).

They are devices from two generations ago, but Android 5.0 Lollipop is available to them. This would make an excellent gift for people that are just getting started with a phone and tablet. Or you can just keep it for yourself! We won’t tell anyone.

Source: Expansys