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.
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.
Folks in Europe seeking a entry-level handset with quality software now have an option in the form of the Sparkle V. The handset, manufactured by Karbonn, is a product of Android One. Through Amazon UK, the Sparkle V is available for £129 and the retailer will discount it on Black Friday to £99.
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.
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.
Today, purchasing a RE Camera directly from HTC will net bar and suction mounts at no extra cost. The total with the deal is $199. You may want to wait, though, as HTC is running a 50% discount on Thanksgiving Day. Options to purchase the RE Camera online for $99 include HTC, Verizon, AT&T,
T-Mobile, and Best Buy. Alternatively, Verizon, AT&T, and Best Buy stores will carry the device in retail stores.
This deal begins on November 27 (9:00PM PT) and runs through December 1 (9:00PM PT), but inventory is expected to run out before then. Keep a credit or debit card nearby the Thanksgiving table to ensure you don’t miss out.
Update: We crossed out T-Mobile after HTC reached out and said they will not be part of the deal.
We are days away from the time of year when shoppers go mad looking for the best deals. Carriers in the United States make a massive amount of money at this time through luring in new customers and upgrading existing ones with new devices. T-Mobile already started some of its deals a few days ago. AT&T is riding on accessories to generate sales. And Sprint is choosing to give attention to select items. As for Verizon, we were unsure about it would offer until now. Today, Big Red unveiled its deals. There are a few devices discounted here and there, but Verizon is focusing on accessories. A total of seventeen accessories are discounted while there are just a few phones and tablets receiving the same treatment.
Looking to upgrade your tablet? Now would be an excellent time to do so. The Nexus 9 can be yours for $100 less when trading in any tablet that works. This deal is exclusively being held by Best Buy. The trade-in program rewards customers with a $50 Best Buy gift card and a $50 discount for the Nexus 9. And it literally covers any working tablet. The exclusions are tablets from Barnes & Noble and e-readers. Of course, the condition has to be in fairly good condition. Best Buy will not accept tablets with cracked screens or water damage.
This offer runs through Saturday, November 29.
Source: Best Buy
In one lucky market, OnePlus is moving beyond the faulty invite or pre-order systems used elsewhere to purchase the One. The company will make Amazon the exclusive seller of the handset in India. The OnePlus One will be available through Amazon India next month with the price tag expected to be Rs 25,000 (or about $400). This is for the 64GB variant.
Is the OnePlus One a device that still has your attention? Or are you looking at another device? Let us know in the comments.
Business have been unveiling their holiday plans for weeks now. To dissipate an influx of consumers on individual days, deals are live for specified times or span across days. The latest to tell everyone what they have to offer is AT&T. The carrier will allow eligible purchases online and in retail stores.
Hit the break to see what’s going on at AT&T.