GameStop taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7

Not ordered yourself a new Nexus 7 yet? Well it’s about to become a bit easier to get your hands on one. As convenient as it may be to order direct from the Google Play Store, some people out there still enjoy the experience of walking into a store, handing over some cash and walking out with their new toy. (Hard to believe I know)

For the more traditional shoppers amongst you, GameStop have got you covered. They will be stocking the Nexus 7 from launch and have even set up a pre-order page which is live right now. As an added incentive GameStop are accepting trade-ins of other tablets; any trade-in specifically towards the purchase of a Nexus 7 will gain you an extra 30% in store value.

Bargain hunters rejoice as the ultra-affordable tablet just got even more affordable. Check out the full press release after the break.


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Deal Of The Day: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 Smartphone Available For $599.99… For Today Only!

We know many of you on GSM-based carriers are interested in owning the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, but are reluctant to grab the smartphone on-contract with your respective wireless carrier. Well you’re in luck because we’ve got you covered today. Daily Steals is offering the unlocked Galaxy S III (I9300 variant) smartphone for a mere $599.99. That means many of you will have yet another reason to splurge on the sweet quad-core Exynos processor and of course S-Voice, if that strikes your fancy.

While the smartphone is unlocked, remember it’s GSM-only, so those of you on CDMA-based carriers (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) are out of luck. Hit the source link for additional details— but you may want to hurry as there’s only 14 hours left at the time of this writing.

source: Daily Steals

MEIZU MX Quad-Core Release Date and Price Officially Announced

The MEIZU MX was first revealed back in fall of last year debuting with a dual-core processor. During the unveiling, MEIZU did reveal that a quad-core version of the MX would be made available in the future. Today, they’ve officially announced that the quad-core model will hit stores in China and Hong Kong sometime on June 30th.

The phone will look exactly the same on the outside and the processor will be the only change. The phone will sport the Exynos A9 quad-core CPU at 32nm. As for the rest, it’s the same as its predecessor with a 4″ qHD (960 x 540) screen, 8MP rear camera, and 1700mAh battery. It also runs the “Flyme OS” UI, and will ship with Android 4.0.

The MX quad-core will be offered in two models: 32GB and 64GB, and priced at roughly ¥2999/3999 CNY ($425 USD) and $3099/4099 HKD ($630 USD) respectively. The company is also dropping the price of the dual-core model to ¥2399 CNY/$2599 HKD ($380 USD), effective immediately. Definitely not a bad price range for an unlocked phone. Here is MEIZU’s full press release from April after the break:


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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Receives Coveted Ice Cream Sandwich Update Through Kies

AT&T & Samsung has finally made good on its promise on updating the Samsung Galaxy S II to Android 4.0. Reports are coming in from various outlets that the update is now available and ready for all owners. While it would be nice to have the update pushed over the air, Galaxy S II owners will have to use Samsung’s desktop companion Kies in order to grab the ICS update.

We know owners are ready to give the Galaxy S II a new lease on life, so be sure to head on to the source link to find the update software as well as complete instructions on how to update your device.

source: Samsung Kies

Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone Officially Being Shipped To Lucky Sprint Customers

It looks like the first batch of Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones are about to land in the hands of some lucky Sprint customers. As seen in the above screenshot, customers have gotten a notification highlighting the 16GB version of the device has shipped and is on its way to some special recipients. While it’s uncertain of how long the Galaxy S III will be received by customers, we suspect it will be within the next few days at the latest. If you are one of the lucky few customers who preordered the phone and receive it, please do tell us how awesome it is in our Forums. The rest of us will be waiting for the other versions through our respective carriers.

source: Android Central

Oppo Finder, The World’s Thinnest Smartphone Now Available For Preorder In China

Those of you waiting to grab the world’s thinnest smartphone will finally have the chance to do so… well in China at least. No I’m not talking about the ZTE “Athena” or that Huawei Ascend P1 silly– I’m talking about the Oppo Finder smartphone. Starting today, those of you living in the Chinese markets will be able to preorder the device for 2,498 yuan or $393 USD. Sounds like an attractive price, but I’m sure many of you are itching to know what you get exactly for that price, right? Well the smartphone features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, an 8MP camera (with 1080P video recording) plus 1.3MP front-facing camera and a heaping scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich— all squeezed into a 6.65mm frame that happens to be the world’s thinnest (for now).

Interested parties will want to head on out to www.oppo.com ASAP— the preorder window will close at 11:59pm on June 24th.

source: Oppo Finder
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HTC Europe Gives First Official Statement On One X WiFi Issues; Also Casually Mentions That Tegra 3 Versions Are The Only Affected Models

It’s no secret that HTC One X smartphone has a well-known issue with keeping a WiFi signal. While many of the One X owners out here have complained and subsequently gotten a seemingly reliable fix, owners elsewhere in the world are still having to deal with this nagging and rather irritating glitch. HTC Europe has (finally) taken notice and given out an official statement for owners of the HTC One X smartphone:

“After investigating isolated reports of WiFi connectivity issues in the HTC One X, we have identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points. While many customers have not experienced any problems with signal strength, we have taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future. HTC is committed to making sure every customer has a great experience and we apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused while we conducted a thorough investigation.”

Looks like HTC is now fully aware and is taking the necessary steps to help the minority of owners who seem to be the most affected by the glitch, except there’s a teeny catch. According to Android Central, an HTC spokesman has mentioned that only the Tegra 3 variants of the smartphone are affected by the WiFi defect. That means if you own the AT&T HTC One X or the HTC One XL versions, you should not be affected by any sort of WiFi issue. On the other hand— another thing to mention is that it seems that many of the Tegra 3 versions of the smartphone out there seem to be working fine, so it’s not quite certain as to how many phones out there are truly affected. One thing’s for sure though— if you have either version of the smartphone and you suspect you might be affected by this WiFi bug, contact HTC customer service immediately and hopefully everything will be resolved for you. In the meantime, we’ll continue to keep you all posted with any further developments regarding this developing saga.

source: Android Central 1 | 2

Samsung Shows off Official Galaxy S III Accessories in New Promo Video

The first thing I look for right after buying a brand new phone are accessories! I mean, who doesn’t love accessories for their lovely new device, right? Online retailer MobileFun has aired a promo video showcasing the official accessories that are now available for Samsung’s newest flagship device. The video shows off the GSIII’s docking station, some flip cases, a water-proof gel case, the “C” Pen, and the highly talked about wireless charging dock. While I usually tend to shop for generic branded accessories as the official ones are usually very pricey, these ones look great and could really make you enjoy your new Galaxy S III even more. Take a quick look at the video after the break and let us know what you think! Will you be purchasing any of these goodies? You can do so through the link below.

MobileFun


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