Motorola’s Cyber Monday didn’t work. After hyping the Moto X at a $150 discount off-contract, Motorola’s website crashed due to too much incoming traffic. After repeated delays throughout the day, Motorola decided to completely delay the entire promotion to Wednesday, and again next Monday. At 12 ET on Wednesday, and again on Monday, Moto Maker will go live to offer the discounted Moto X to lucky customers for just $349 off-contract.
Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, is finally here— eBay has a ton of great offers on its site, and the Nexus 7 sale certainly doesn’t fall short.
Manufacturer-refurbished 16GB Nexus 7′s are going for $169 with free shipping, and new 32GB models are going for only $229.
This is actually a pretty excellent deal on both tablets, and you may not want to pass up on such a great offer from two eBay retailers. Hit the break for links to eBay to get yourself a Nexus 7 for super-cheap.
Qualcomm announced today that they will start selling their Toq (pronounced “talk”) smartwatch on December 2nd aka Cyber Monday. The device will sell for $349.99 and at least initially, will only be sold directly by Qualcomm from their web site. The Toq features a Mirasol low power display that supposedly will be capable of running for several days between charges despite being in an “always on” state. The device can be paired with an Android device running at least Android 4.0.3, although Qualcomm indicates 4.3 Jelly Bean is preferred. The Toq will come loaded with weather and stock apps from AccuWeather and E*TRADE respectively to go along with the apps providing the ability to accept/reject calls, view text messages, get meeting alerts and receive other notifications.
If you want to get on the mailing list to be notified by Qualcomm of other updates about the devices and to be one of the first to know when it is available for order, head over to toq.qualcomm.com to sign up. You can hit the break to read the full press release from Qualcomm.
According to Twitter’s @evleaks, Verizon plans on kicking off the holiday season with some modest deals. For Cyber Monday, online shopping’s Black Friday, Verizon will take $150 off of Samsung tablets. It’s unclear whether this apply to the on-contract or off-contract prices. Also from Samsung will be the Galaxy Note II for $50 on-contract. More intriguingly is that the Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S III (from last year) will be just $1 dollar. Perhaps Verizon is trying to clean out stock on those devices? If you are a deal-stealer, this batch is certainly worth a look. But with the Moto X dropping to $99 and set to get Moto Maker treatment, we’re not sure why you would look at something else. This year, Cyber Monday is on December 2, so make note of that on your calendar.
Cyber Monday is upon us and Amazon looks to be setting a pretty high (or low?) bar when it comes to offering phenomenal deals. Today only, you can pick up the refreshed iteration of their Kindle Fire tablet for just $129. To get this great deal, you’ll need to enter the coupon code “FIREDEAL” when checking out.
To refresh your memory, the Kindle Fire offers a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, a 1.2 gHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 gigabytes of on board storage (with unlimited cloud storage via Amazon), and up to 9 hours of battery life. That’s quite a nice little tablet when you consider the price! At $129 you might be able to stuff several stockings with this awesome little tablet and make a few of your loved ones very happy indeed.
Are any of you planning on picking one up as a holiday present for someone? Or would you rather fork out the extra cash for a Nexus 7? Let us know in the comments.
What would Cyber Monday be without rumored technology releases? However, I must say that I am sick of these release date rumors for the Galaxy Nexus. My sentiment is that my Razr will see Ice Cream Sandwich before the Nexus sees its launch; at least at the rate we’re going right now. However, the folks over at Droid Life have found an article from ComputerWorld suggesting that the Galaxy Nexus will be seeing the rumored December 8th launch it’s supposed to have and confirms the December release time frame. Pre-orders should start tomorrow if this information is correct. To quote the article from ComputerWorld on the rant of someone who was fed up with the wait, Mike “micdawg” Peak:
“Last week I sent an email to Verizon letting them know how disgusted I was with the way they have handled the launch of the galaxy nexus. After multiple emails back and forth…I got a text message saying “this is[name redacted] from Verizon wireless I will be calling in a couple minutes from a 678 area code number”.
When she called me I explained to her my issues. … She then said “Well Mr. Peak, I can assure you, it won’t be long. Preorders are set to start Tuesday (November 29th). And the phone will be released Dec. 8th.” She also then said she was going to get ahold of my local store to make sure they called me as soon as they got one in, and held one for me to ensure I got one in the first Wave. Which I thought sounded like ********. But low and behold, Saturday night around 6pm I got a call from the Verizon store 1 town over (she apparently didn’t Google the closest..) and they have my name down and are saving me a nexus, and will hold it for 2 days past release for me.”
I would remain skeptical at this point as this isn’t straight from the Verizon PR department itself. Some believe that the wait for a release is in part due to the volume rocker bug that folks in the UK are having. Like it was said before, Samsung is working on a fix. One thing is for certain; with the amount of time Verizon is taking to release this, most of the issues they are having with the phone should be corrected.
With that being said, I wouldn’t hold my breath until Verizon comes out and says one way or another. What about you guys? Tired of hearing the Galaxy Nexus release date rumors yet?
[via ComputerWorld by Droid Life]
In case you weren’t aware, Best Buy has a pretty great Cyber Monday deal right now for the T-Mobile G2. If you make your purchase before the end of today, you can pick up a G2 for the price of…. nothing with a new two year contract.
So, if you’ve been eyeing the G2 and need to resign your contract, you may want to check out this deal by hitting up the source link below.