Pandigital Officially Out Of Business, Does Not Plan On Honoring Existing Warranties In The Process

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And another Android manufacturer bites the dust. Pandigital is a brand that may not be so familiar with most of you, but it’s a brand with a solid legion of customers. Despite its solid following, it had unfortunately succumbed to the dreary economy and signed most of its assets to creditors in order to better cope with its massive debt. During this transitional phase, there was slim hope that the company would at least try and offer support and warranties for its various products out there, but alas— it isn’t meant to be. Customers of various Pandigital products recently received the following email:

 

“You are receiving this email as you have recently been shipped a warranty replacement for a Pandigital product.

Please be advised that Pandigital, Inc (the ‘Company’), executed a General Assignment for the benefit of its creditors in favor of Credit Management Association on July 13, 2012 (the ‘General Assignment’). A general assignment is a common law means of concluding the affairs of an insolvent debtor as an alternative to the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. Pandigital is currently in the process of liquidation by the Assignee.

Due to this liquidation process any further requests for warranty replacements cannot be honored”.

 

So there you have it— there’s basically no support for the device moving forward which is a bummer. Hopefully most of you who happen to own a Pandigital product have already moved onto other alternatives like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7 tablet in order to help get over the hopefully minor grief.

More details can be found in the source link.

source: The Digital Reader

[Deal] LG Optimus G only $99 for upgrades and new accounts on AT&T and Sprint

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Want a great phone at a great price? Amazon Wireless is offering LG’s new flagship phone, the Optimus G, for only $99 when you upgrade or open a new account with either AT&T or Sprint. That is $100 cheaper than what you would pay if you bought it from the carriers.

To review, the LG Optimus G sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) IPS LCD display at 318ppi, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (Sprint) /16GB of storage (AT&T), microSD slot (AT&T), 13MP rear camera (Sprint) / 8MP rear camera (AT&T), 1.3MP front camera, 2100mAh battery, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. That is a lot of bang that you’re getting for your buck.

We don’t know how long this sale will last, so if you’re in the running for a new phone on either AT&T or Sprint, you might want to act fast!

Is anyone planning on taking advantage of this deal?

 

Source: Amazon Wireless (AT&T), Amazon Wireless (Sprint)

Guide to Black Friday Android tablet deals

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If you’re looking for a tablet on Black Friday, you’ve come to the right place. We have put together all the deals so you can plan your attack. The best deals include the Nexus 7 32GB at Office Depot for $229, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 for $279.99 at Best Buy or $299.99 at Office Depot, and several deals on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (both the 7.0 and 10.1).

Now many of these hot deals involve no name tablets. You won’t catch me recommending any of them to you, but if you do want something to give to a child, that might be okay. Just do your homework because you get what you pay for.  Hit the break for all the deals and let us know what you will be grabbing next Friday.

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Google services no longer working in China, possibly due to Chinese Communist Party

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Bad news for internet users in China; reports of an outage of Google services in China are beginning to flood in. Gmail, Maps, Play Music, and anything else Google related is being blocked for Chinese users. That’s a pretty far-reaching block, and it’s likely to start interfering with many people’s daily lives and work.

This is happening right as the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress is taking place, which is essentially where new Chinese leaders are elected. The Chinese government reserves the right to block websites that don’t comply with Chinese media regulations. Google said back in 2010 that they wouldn’t comply to those regulations. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. » Read the rest

PowerA MOGA controller now available at AT&T for $49.99

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If you’re a mobile gamer, the PowerA MOGA controller just might be one of the best accessories available. It has already been available in stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Gamestop, and Toys  ”R” Us, but you can now find it in over 1,150 AT&T stores nationwide. So when you’re picking up your brand new Android phone this holiday season, you can pick up your MOGA at the same time for $49.99.

“AT&T has great Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X that are a perfect match for the MOGA Mobile Gaming System,” said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA. “When holiday shoppers venture to AT&T stores to pick up these popular devices on their family’s wish list, they can also pair it with a MOGA and create a perfect gift for mobile gamers.”

For more information about the MOGA, make sure to check out our full review here.

Full press release after the break:

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Impressive growth for Android tablet sales as Apple falters according to latest IDC report

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Do you remember back in September when IDC predicted Android tablets would not see any significant growth in the share of the market that they command? IDC probably hopes you have forgotten that in light of their report today showing some significant changes in the tablet market during the third quarter of 2012. Perhaps the most stunning change was the worldwide market share for Apple devices, which slipped from a commanding 65.5% of the market in the second quarter to 50.4% in the third quarter. IDC attributes some of this to consumers holding off on purchases amidst rumors of the iPad mini. A bounce back is expected during the fourth quarter, but may be hampered by the iPad mini’s relatively high purchase price. » Read the rest

Netflix Announces Support For The Kindle Fire Tablet In The UK & Ireland

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As Netflix continues to grow and expand worldwide, so too does its ability to work on major devices. That’s why Netflix recently expressed its enthusiasm in announcing its mobile app is now available on the Kindle Fire tablet in the UK and Ireland. This means starting today, users will be able to grab the app from the Amazon App Store and finally be able to play content of their favorite show, movie or program— right from the comfort of their tablet.

Again— Netflix is inching closer and closer to taking over the world— but it continues to do it little by little and its expansion to additional devices in the UK and Ireland is a start.

source: Netflix

[Video] Banned iPad Mini promo spot released on YouTube

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Yesterday we reported on Amazon’s shot at the iPad Mini on the Amazon homepage via a comparison to the Kindle Fire HD. This came after last week’s big reveal of the iPad Mini by Apple. We now learn that a video exists that probably could be used by Apple to fend off the potshots and jokes floating around targeting the small tablet.

Well, maybe not. Dubbed a “banned” iPad Mini promo spot, the short video by John Elerick provides a quick escape from our serious work to enjoy some humor at Apple’s expense. Hit the break and take a few minutes to enjoy the video. » Read the rest

The iPad Mini is upon us, how does it match up against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD?

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The impossible has happened. The 7-inch iPad that Steve Jobs himself spoke against has come to the world in the form of the iPad Mini. In a world where price is ultimately king, can Apple persuade you into buying it’s option for over 50% more than its competition? Lets take a look at the specs and see how they stack up.

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Artist Uses Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 To Create An Artistic Masterpiece

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You may recall that there’s a ton of things (like this or this too) you can in with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but an artist just took things to a different level. An artist named Gérémy Arène took the tablet and when paired with Sketchbook Mobile, he created a masterpiece from scratch. Don’t take our word for it— hit the source link below to check out the art piece used solely with the S Pen in action.

source: Android Central