With the release of new flagship devices in 2014 like the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and HTC One (M8) it is easy to forget that one of our favorite phones of 2013 was the Motorola Moto X. Packed full of unique features, Motorola is giving potential customers the opportunity to pick one up at a special price this Thursday in celebration of Mother’s Day.
For one day only, starting at 12:01 am Eastern time, you can get a customized Moto X for only $299.99 off contract for the 16GB model. Buyers can also opt for the 32GB model or a Developer Edition for only $324.99. Hit the source link if you are interested in grabbing the very capable Moto X off contract at this special pricing and be sure to bookmark it so you can check back on Thursday to take advantage of this deal.
If you don’t have to have the latest and greatest smartphones, you may want to take advantage of AT&T’s latest deal on Samsung’s Galaxy S 4. The carrier is offering the device completely off-contract for $179 bucks, which is significantly cheaper than its typical $500 – $600 retail price. The catch is that the device is a certified like-new refurbished model, but at less than $200, it’s a hard deal to pass up.
The Galaxy S 4 sports a 1080p screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 600 processor, so it’s still a pretty competitive phone in 2014. Hit the link below to check out the deal.
The HTC One (M8) was finally announced today, and once the initial fanfare was over, carriers and retailers began announcing their pricing and availability for the device.
Verizon will be offering a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ deal on the phone, only for customers who sign a new, 2 year contract. The first phone will cost $199.99.
This is a great deal, especially considering the phone was just released today. More sales like this should come from other carriers, but be sure to jump in on it because it isn’t known how long this will last.
Verizon is making the Nexus 7 tablet from Google available for only $49.99 to users willing to sign-up for a 2-year agreement. That may be a good deal for users short on cash, although it is unclear just how much savings, if any, the deal represents. Verizon is also offering the Nexus 7 for $349.99 off contract, the same price that the device can be purchased from Google Play.
If you really want to go through Verizon or want to take advantage of purchasing a Nexus 7 over time via a 2-year contract, hit the source link.
Google and Samsung are worried about the consequences of a successful takeover deal between Microsoft and Nokia. According to a new report by Bloomberg, Google and Samsung held a talk with China’s Ministry of Commerce regarding licensing fees, citing two government officials familiar with the matter.
The two companies asked the Ministry of Commerce to ensure that the Microsoft-Nokia deal would not result in higher patent licensing fees, specifically in wireless technologies that will remain under the control of Nokia. In addition, two other companies, Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., have expressed their concern regarding this matter. The companies have asked the regulators to set conditions on the deal.
If you’ve been eyeing LG’s 8.3-inch G Pad tablet, Newegg has a deal that you don’t want to pass up. They’re offering the quad-core powerhouse of a tablet for $249.99 with a promo code, plus free shipping.
The G Pad is powered by a Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and has a 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. At just over 200 bucks, this tablet offers a great bang for your buck, especially compared to similar tablets like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab line or even the Nexus 7.
If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Chromecast in the past few days, now may be the time to do it. The device is currently available on Amazon for $30. There doesn’t appear to be any side-deals on this one, like there have been in the past, which include Google Play Credit, rebates, etc.
With Chromecast’s SDK now available to the public, the device is as valuable as it’ll ever be, until of course the next model comes out. If you’re down to dongle, head on over to Amazon and grab one.
Lenovo’s CEO Yang Yuanqing is back on the interview circuit, explaining more about how he thinks the company can turn around the financial trajectory of Motorola Mobility once the pending $2.91 billion dollar deal closes. According to Yang, a key part of Lenovo’s strategy will be to reintroduce the Motorola brand to China and emerging markets, which will enable Lenovo to turn a profit with Motorola “in a few quarters.”
In the market for a tablet and not looking to spend a fortune? AT&T has got you covered. From now through March 31, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is free with a new two-year contract. Normally the tablet would cost $299 with a new contract, so you are getting a great deal. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has a dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. Inside is 16GB of memory, but Samsung of course offers a microSD card slot to expand that memory. Interested in this deal? Head on over to AT&T’s site through this link.
Yesterday Android fans around the world were stunned by news that Google had agreed to sell Motorola to Lenovo in a deal valued at $2.91 Billion dollars. Many have been wondering why Google would agree to such a move after only a couple years of ownership and signs that Motorola was gaining in popularity. On the flip side, the question is out there regarding what Lenovo hopes to gain from the deal. In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing and CFO Wong Wai Ming shared some of the thought process and what Lenovo has planned for the future with Motorola.