As previously reported, sales of the BlackBerry Priv have been nothing but hot. Orders have already been backed-up weeks on the company’s website. And now just yesterday, Amazon orders for the Android-flavored handset went from in stock to nothing in only a few hours.
Amazon Underground is available exclusively from Amazon for Android devices. In its first two months, the app has increased its selection of free apps, games and in-app items by three times.
The BlackBerry Priv has generated a good amount of positive publicity and excitement, which is understandable considering it it BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone, and it’s also the first slider we’ve seen in the Android world for a long time. It would seem that the handset is so popular that BlackBerry has had to push the shipping date back for new orders. Read more
HTC fans in the US will be glad to find out they can save up to 30% off their orders today, courtesy of HTC’s Holiday Deals promotion. The savings apply to all products available on HTC’s US-centric online store. Read more
While it was initially only launched in select markets (read Asia), the Xperia C4 has slowly become available in additional regions. A few weeks ago it was on offer at Best Buy, and now the handset has found its way to the UK. The Xperia C4 (E5303) now has its own listing page on Sony’s UK website and is currently available from Amazon UK from £174.99. Read more
Samsung believes that it has identified an untapped market that demands an Android tablet with an 18.4-inch display. Seriously, the company announced the Galaxy View last week, surprising many by putting Android on a device that has a display approaching 20 inches. Remember that this is Samsung and no size or form factor is too abnormal to try. If you’re interested a jumbo tablet, you can now purchase the Galaxy View from select retailers.
A very simple way to frustrate your customers is by putting out a statement that is seemingly false. That’s exactly what Google did last night when the company (through its Google Store account) tweeted that Nexus device orders are shipping on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers that have ordered the Nexus 5X and/or Nexus 6P were angered by this and really let Google know that is an incorrect statement.
In late September, Pebble introduced the world’s thinnest and lightest smartwatch in the Time Round. The company started accepting pre-orders right away and even began selling compatible metal bands just a few weeks ago. Now, after getting everything prepared for a smooth launch, Pebble has scheduled the date for Time Round orders to start shipping and when consumers can walk into select retail stores and leave with a fancy new smartwatch.
After investing over a year of effort and $6 million for renovations, Google appears to have abandoned plans to open their first standalone retail store, which was to be located in New York City. Located at 131 Greene Street in the SoHo district, the location is a 5,442 square foot space that is now being marketed for subleasing for $2.25 million annually. Read more
Two of the hottest devices Android devices on the market today are made by Huawei. The company designed both the Nexus 6P and the appropriately named Huawei Watch, clearly a sign that Huawei wants to be a global brand on the same level of Samsung, Apple, and LG. Its Nexus handset and Android Wear smartwatch are available from multiple retailers, but only Huawei has a sweet offer that saves you some money. One that encourages you to buy the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch together.
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