MotoMaker Moto X Now At $479.99 Off-Contract, A $100 Price Drop

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Hey, who doesn’t love a good discount nowadays? Well, you’re in luck. The MotoMaker Moto X has now dropped to a mere $479.99 for a no-contract version of the handset. If you want to own your device right out, we think this is a pretty fair price to go the hassle-free route of not being locked into a carrier. The original drop to $99 for the on-contract device is still available should you want to go the subsidized route. However, at this time the offer for the non-contract device only extends to the AT&T version through the MotoMaker site. The off-contract price is good for the 16GB model while the 32GB will run you $529.99. Stay tuned as we’ll keep an eye out should the offer extend to T-Mobile customers which would be ideal since the device is currently a whopping $599.99 for a 16GB (Dev Edition $649.99/32GB). It would probably be in Magenta’s best interest to get the ball rolling on a price drop to take advantage of the upcoming holidays. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: MotoMaker

Nexus 7 With LTE and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $0 Down Coming To T-Mobile

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T-Mobile continues to make waves in the industry by undercutting its competition with great deals. And while most “great deals” don’t include high-end devices, T-Mobile appears to be doing away with that, extending most of their deals to super devices like the Galaxy S 4 and GS Note III. To continue the momentum,, Magenta is set to offer the Nexus 7 with LTE (2013) and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with the low low price of $0 down. Sure beats the typical $99/$199 down doesn’t it?

The announcement was made on the heels of their “Unleash the tablet” campaign, in which the company announced they’re offering 200 mb’s of free data per month on all tablet data plans. Your options, should you opt for the N7, would be a 24-month payment plan at $16/mo and for the Tab 2 10.1, $19/mo for 24 months as well. In addition to these data offerings, T-Mobile is also including options such as boosting up to 500 mbs on a one-day pass at only $5 or a whopping 1GB weekly pass for $10. And if you tap a hair over that you’ll just be throttled, so no fear of overage charges. You can snatch the Tab 2 10.1 up now as it’s already available however, the N7 won’t be ready for consumers until Nov 20th. Hit the break for the full presser and if you have any thoughts feel free to leave them in the comments below.   Read more

UK Getting “Glamour Red” HTC One Mini via Phones 4U Beginning in Nov

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If you’ve really got your heart set on a Red HTC One Mini you’re in luck. The folks over at Phones 4U in the UK, who already have a red HTC One, have just announced they’ll be offering the flashy mini variant starting in November.  The offer, for now, is exclusive for Phones 4U customers only so you’ll just have to be patient if they’re not your carrier. However, if flashy colors aren’t your thing, you can pick up the One Mini in silver and black over at EE, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone for free on contract at just £26/mo ($41.94/mo).

If you’d like to pick up a SIM free device you’ll be looking in the price range of around £389.95 ($629.07). If you’re feeling froggy and want to jump on the Red One Mini, check out the link below to Phones 4U and don’t forget to check out the press release for the more granular details.   

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LG’s G Pad 8.3 Now Available Online At Best Buy And In Stores Nov 3rd

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For those wondering when the LG G Pad 8.3 was going to be available in the U.S., look no further. It’s been roughly about a month since its announcement at IFA in Berlin and we’ve seen hints of the device here and there since, but LG is now making the U.S. release official. As you can tell, the device is sporting an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 display and will be available at your local Best Buy beginning November 3rd for in store purchase. However, if you want to jump the gun and get one now you can head over to Best Buy’s website and grab yours in either white or black for $350.  Hit the break for the rest of the specs, pics and PR info and feel free to leave your comments about the tab in the comments section below.

Key Features Include:

Processor: 1.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600
Display: 8.3-inch, Full HD IPS (1920×1200 pixels/273 ppi)
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC ROM; microSD Slot up to 64 GB
Camera: 5MP AF BSI
Battery: 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
Weight: 338g    

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Google display at Best Buy confirmed to be for Nexus 5

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It wouldn’t have been hard to guess, but a photo of a new Google display at a Best Buy has been confirmed to be for the upcoming Nexus 5 phone. More and more leaks of both the phone itself and advertising information have been coming out over the past few days, leading up to the inevitable release of the device, which will take place very soon.

Source: +daniel benavides

Report: HTC to make Amazon smartphones

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An Amazon smartphone has been rumored for the past two years, but if they ever launch one, who would make it? According to Financial Times,  HTC will be the manufacturer of choice. Apparently, the two companies have collaborated on three phones, and one of them is at an “advanced stage of development.” Now that doesn’t mean we will see a release soon because it has already been delayed by Amazon before, and Amazon could still decide not to push it forward. If it does make it to market, it will probably be in 2014.

Both Amazon and HTC didn’t comment on the situation directly, but HTC CMO Ben Ho said the company is “always exploring new opportunities”. Kindle devices are made by contract manufacturers, but it would be the first time that Amazon enlisted a brand-name device maker.

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Cruzerlite Androidified Nexus 5 cases already on sale

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The Nexus 5 hasn’t been announced yet, but that isn’t stopping one UK retailer from offering cases for the phone. MobileFun is offering two Cruzerlite Androidified cases for pre-order (clear and black) as well as two cases from Rearth Ringke (slim and fusion).

After adding any of the cases to your cart, the shipping date is revealed as October 23, which could be the actual date or most likely a placeholder. The Nexus 5 could be announced by then, but I am putting my money on the last week in October.

source: MobileFun
via: Cult of Android

Amazon now shipping the Chromecast Internationally

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Google hasn’t officially offered the Chromecast outside the U.S., but Amazon is now shipping internationally. There has been reports that Amazon will ship to areas such as the UK, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, and Canada. There are probably more areas so give it a shot now.

There is only one caveat: you will need the Chromecast app in order to setup your shiny new Chromecast. Unfortunately, it’s only available in the U.S. Play Store, but you can probably find the APK with a quick Google Search or you can use something like TunnelBear VPN  to give yourself a U.S. IP address when accessing the Play Store.

source: Android Central To order: Amazon

Best Buy offering Moto X for $99.99 on-contract for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T

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Were you waiting for the price of the Moto X to drop so that you could get it direct from your carrier? No need to wait any longer, as Best Buy currently has a deal for the phone, offering it for only $99.99 on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. It’s obviously still on-contract, but this deal will certainly save you some bucks if you were planning on getting the phone.

Get it now while the deal lasts!

Source: Best Buy

Samsung could invest in Best Buy

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Korea Times is reporting that Samsung is “progressing in its talks with Best Buy”. What exactly those talks are is unknown, but there have been reports that Samsung might invest in Best Buy. Let’s not forget that Samsung is also planning on opening “Experience Shops” in over 1,400 stores. Samsung’s vice chairman Lee Kun-hee didn’t get to specific on what the topic was, “I recently met with senior executives at Best Buy and discussed pending business issues.’’

There is no question that the existence of Best Buy is crucial to Samsung’s success in the U.S. so they could also be exploring other opportunities to help the struggling retailer. “Samsung has been considering increasing subsidies paid to Best Buy in a strategic move to help the retailer and also increase the exposure of its products,’’ said Kim Young-woo, an analyst at HMC Securities.

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