First, Best Buy said the DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and HTC Rezound would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich on April 4th. When that didn’t happen, Motorola Mobility tweeted that yes, the RAZR and MAXX would indeed be getting ICS, but no official date had been announced. Right after that, a soak test for the two Motorola handsets started, but it was just a bug fix build… still not ICS.
Now, Best Buy has updated their systems with the following:
Updated April 4: The Motorola RAZRs (32GB and 16GB) and MAXX updates scheduled for Wednesday, April 4 have been delayed. Watch Employee News for more details.
Software updates are coming for Verizon handsets next week to bring the OS to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Updates will be delivered via standard Over the Air (OTA) update.
- Friday, April 6: HTC Rezound
It’s interesting that Best Buy would say that ICS has been delayed since Motorola is saying an official date has yet to be announced. More than likely, Best Buy knew of the April 4th soak test update and assumed it would be ICS, not the bug-fixing 6.12.181 build. But apparently the HTC Rezound is still on track for an April 6th ICS update. Or at least that’s when Best Buy thinks it will happen. That’s pretty much right now, so owners of the Rezound can start checking for updates! Did you get it yet?
If you’re in the market for a Motorola Atrix 2, Photon 4G, or the DROID RAZR you might want to consider Best Buy’s latest deal. As you might already know, they have a trade-in program in which you could receive up to $200 in the form of a Best Buy gift card for the value of your old mobile phone. To top it off, starting April 8 they’re also offering an additional $50 discount off the smartphones listed above as long as you trade in any mobile phone. So it’s basically a double dipping sale, Grab $50 off the purchase price plus get a Best Buy gift card for whatever the value is of your old phone that you’re trading in. The deal ends on May 5.
They also have another deal in which they’re giving $50 off of any Sprint smartphone, plus an additional $50 for trading in an HTC EVO 4G. This might be a good deal, but I would only trade my EVO 4G for the new EVO 4G LTE that was just announced yesterday. Unfortunately pre-orders for that one don’t start till May 7, and it’s unknown if they would honor it or when this particular deal ends.
Full press release after the break
While our friends overseas already has their hands on the HTC One X smartphone, we here in the States are unfortunately stuck playing the waiting game for the AT&T version of the HTC One X— which is set to be played a little longer on top of that. While AT&T is still mum on the device’s release date, an anonymous user gave us all the heads up that famed retailer Best Buy will be delaying preorders by a few weeks. The new anticipated release date from Best Buy is now May 6. That’s right folks… May. Feel free to express a disappointing sigh everyone.
Good things comes to those who wait, right gang? Here’s hoping AT&T doesn’t lag too much and will give us that concrete April release date in the coming weeks.
The latest superstar that’s taking Barcelona by storm is the HTC One X with its 4.7-inch screen, ICS, and 720p resolution. This LTE-enabled, Beats Audio-packing device will be coming to AT&T, but no release date has been announced yet.
The folks over at androidlife have attained information that Best Buy will begin taking pre-orders for the AT&T-bound phone today. Since the price has not yet been announced, it is possible Best Buy will just take a deposit as low as $50 as a pre-order.
Check out the Best Buy screenshot after the break.
President’s Day is around the corner, and that means deals! This coming President’s Day, Best Buy is holding a few offers on some Android devices, including a buy one get one offer on the Droid RAZR. If you buy a black Droid RAZR ($149 on a 2-year contract), you’ll receive a second for just $49.99. On top of that, any smartphone from AT&T or Verizon can be activated free of charge (with a qualifying contract).
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, or you’re in the market for a tablet device, Best Buy is also giving out $50 gift cards with the purchase of a 16GB Galaxy Tab 8.9 or 10.1. Best Buy is also offering $100 off any broadband mobile device when packaged with a laptop, netbook, tablet, e-reader or gaming console. If you’re a Sprint user, fret not, as Best Buy is throwing you a free HTC Evo Design 4G on a 2-year contract.
Are any of our TalkAndroid readers going to take advantage of these offers? Let us know!
source: android guys
Planning to upgrade to a new phone by the end of the year and buy a gadget or two while you’re at it? Well you’re in luck because Best Buy is offering a heck of a promotion where they are offering a $50 gift card when customers upgrade to a new phone at any one of the Best Buy stores by December 31, 2012. Naturally there’s a catch— customers need to reserve their gift card by entering their mobile number and email address by Sunday, February 12. And you won’t actually see the gift card until you actually go into a store and upgrade your phone at that time. Still, a $50 gift card is still an awesome incentive, don’t you think?
source: Best Buy
ASUS has done it again with the Transformer Prime. The original Transformer was very hot, and if you remember, it was very difficult to get your hands on one when it first launched. Now the Transformer Prime is going through the same issues.
If you’re in the market for one, head over to Best Buy online right now because they have the 32GB gray version available right now for $499.99. They even listed it as leaving the warehouse within one business day. We’re not sure how many they have or how long it will be available, but if you want one, you better grab one fast. Hit the source link to order.
[via best buy]
Well chalk this up as being some of the most lucky folk in the United States… A few lucky folk were able to get their hands on one of the most anticipated devices of the year a bit early. A few various users reported to Android Police that they were able to get the Galaxy Nexus from the folks over at Best Buy. Check out the screen shots below for proof.
The first Android Police user Sean Bates aka sfbates had these to post: Read more
The moment I heard about the DROID Razr I was extremely excited. I checked out the Droid Does web site constantly drooling over this phone. A few days before the launch, a contest was held where the first person to decipher the code won the phone. Sadly I didn’t win the phone, but that didn’t stop my drooling over it. It did land me this job here however, so I chalk that up as a major win in itself.
I happened to be in Best Buy on 11.11.11, the day the Razr was released, and stopped by the mobile phone department to see if they had one to play with. The moment I touched it I was surprised at how light it was. The screen was rather crisp and the phone was quite quick. I was hooked. I bought one right then and there. I didn’t hold out for the Nexus because of Motorola’s announcement about bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Razr and figured I could patiently wait for that update. At this point, we were thinking it would be the beginning of 2012 to see it.
I took it home and started installing all my apps (roughly 150). I was impressed with the amount of internal storage the phone had. I was able to install all of my apps without moving any to the SD card with a heap of storage to spare. I still moved some out of principle, but it was nice knowing that I didn’t have to. All the apps started up quickly and I saw no lag, whatsoever. I was impressed.
For the first few days I had the phone I was in heaven. It did everything I wanted it to with ease and finesse. The Motorola don’t-call-it-blur overlay had a few bells and whistles I was impressed with. I liked their contact widget and the little flare they had when you switched between home screens was nice. I did notice that there were only five home screens to play with. Considering that the norm is seven, and I use every single one of them, I was a little miffed at only having five. Maybe Motorola figured we only needed five, something I didn’t like, but something I could over look. Read more