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.
Indian retailed Flipkart has started pre-orders of the Nexus 6. You can grab the 32 GB version for Rs. 43,999 ($713) or the 64 GB version for Rs. 48,999 ($794). You will of course still have your choice of either Cloud White or Midnight Blue. Shipping will take place in early December.
Are you ordering one or is the Nexus 6 too big for you?
Another color choice of the G3 is available. The flagship device of 2014 for LG is available in Blue Steel exclusively from Best Buy. It is for multiple carrier versions — Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The storage size is 32GB (with a microSD card slot) and the cost is $99 with a two-year contract.
The Nexus 6 has been posted as a product page on Flipkart, an India-based online retailer, but is not yet for sale, as the device is still listed as “coming soon.”
When the phone was unveiled by Google, it was announced that it would be available in 28 counties, India being one of them — the device still isn’t available in India, but this could mark its entrance into the country.
It hasn’t been listen on Google Play in India, but we would expect it to show up soon.
Yesterday we reported that Google had updated the Play Store to indicate 1-2 business days for shipping on the new Nexus 9 tablet. If you just cannot wait until tomorrow or later this week, it appears Best Buy has some versions of the tablet in stock and ready for pick-up at their retail stores. For now at least, only the Indigo Black versions are available and a quick check in my area shows good availability of the 16GB model. The 32GB model is available, but the locations that have them are a little more sparse.
Anyone out there planning to run down to a Best Buy and pick up a Nexus 9 today? If so, use the source link to check local store availability and let us know what you think of your shiny new tablet.
source: Best Buy
The Amazon Fire Phone was a dud based on the fact that company took a $170 million hit because of it. Pricing was probably the biggest complaint of the phone, which was $199 (32 GB) on a two year contract. Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp told Fortune, “We didn’t get the price right. I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we’re also willing to say, ‘we missed.’ And so we corrected.” That correction came in September, when the price came down to 0.99 cents on the same two year contract.
Samsung’s Galaxy A5 is the first of its kind: a mid-level device with high-level metal design. However, due to a mistake from Technodom, a retailer in Kazakhstan, the Galaxy A5 will be landing without some of the splash it could have had had certain information been kept secret.