Some of you lucky Sprint customers may already know this, but Sprint has decided to extend their holiday cheer by offering early upgrades to select premium account holders. The above leaked corporate memo details the silent internal promotion and explains that some customers may be eligible for an early upgrade as long as they are a high value customer.
The deal only lasts until December 31st and can only be accessed within a corporate Sprint store. If you are a Sprint customer in good standing, now is your chance to take advantage of one of the great new devices that are available today. Just head in to your local corporate Sprint store (not authorized retailer) and ask if you qualify for the Upgrade Glee targeted offer. By the looks of the memo, you might have to pay for the device and will receive a mail in rebate. Either way, it’s got to be nice to upgrade your cellphone earlier than you had anticipated.
So you fancy yourself buying a Samsung Galaxy Nexus but can’t swing the $300 Verizon sticker price? Amazon would like to help you have a happier holiday. Right now new customers can snag the new Nexus for just $149.99, or $199.99 if you’re an existing customer. If that sounds like a good deal to you, you wouldn’t be the only one. Currently the phone is backordered, but you can still place your own order now to lock in that low price.
It’s only been a couple days since T-Mobile announced the availability of the white Samsung Galaxy S II that has the same price point and specs as the original black version. An awesome phone and completely worth the asking price of $229.99, but through the weekend only you can get it from T-Mo’s website for a mere $99.
The deal is valid online only and runs until this Sunday, December 18th. You will need to purchase the device for $149.99, but will receive a $50 mail in rebate. As with all great discounts you will also need to sign a new two year agreement nut that is pretty much the norm these days. If you are looking for a new phone, whether a power user or not, this should be one of your top contenders. The GSII is one of the most highly regarded Android phones available and I can assure you at $99 you will not be disappointed (as long as you like white). Hit up the source link below to get your hands on this beastly smartphone for an un-beastly price.
Plan on finally picking up the Verizon Galaxy Nexus? Are you are so upset with the way they went about launching the device that you are having a hard time giving them $300 for the phone? Well you in luck! At midnight tonight, LetsTalk.com is offering the device for $154.99 for new customers, and $174.99 for existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade. The phone will retail for $229.99, but by using the coupon code $75VZN, you will get a sweet little revenge discount. Existing customers need to pay a $20 premium in case you were wondering why the price difference.
Head to this link at 12:01 PST to get yourself a shiny new toy at a great discounted price! The coupon code ($75VZN) can be found through LetsTalk’s Facebook page in case you don’t believe me.
Do you remember when Costco was giving a killer deal on the DROID Bionic including a free Accessory Bonus Pack for $279? Well thanks to a tip from AndroidCentral, it looks like Costco doing it again, but this time with the DROID RAZR. Included in the free bundle with the RAZR is an HDMI cable, HD dock, portable charger, and a second wall charger. Of course, you’ll need to be a Costco member to take advantage of this deal. I’d expect the pricing will be floating under Verizon’s contract price of $299 like it did with the Bionic. Who’s got a local Costco membership and locked and loaded for 11/11/11 11:11? Let’s hear it down there in the comments. Gotta love a good deal.
The ultra-thin Motorola RAZR will be made available to Canadians exclusively through Rogers at $149 (with 3-year contract.) This Android 2.3 powered device boasts a Super AMOLED 4.3″ display and is “armed with Kevlar for strength, because a phone this arresting deserves protection.”
Any smitten Canadians should hit the break for a link to this Rogers offer.
Quanta Computer Inc., the electronics manufacturer that Amazon turned to this year to complete orders of their 7-inch Kindle Fire has now signed a patent agreement with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft issued the announcement and says it will provide broad coverage under its patent portfolio for Quanta’s consumer devices running Android and Chrome while confirming they will receive royalties from the manufacturer as part of the deal.
Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and deputy general counsel in charge of the corporation’s intellectual property and licensing group made the the following statement:
“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Quanta, and proud of the continued success of our Android licensing program in resolving IP issues surrounding Android and Chrome devices in the marketplace.”
UK mobile telecommunications provider O2 is offering Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY at the rock-bottom price of just £149 in either white or black. The device is offered on O2’s Pay & Go plan, which means no monthly contract and 10% back on your top-ups every three months with O2 Rewards. The phone’s features include a 4-inch touchscreen, PlayStation slide out gamepad, access to 50 games at launch and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Verizon launched the Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE with its full-QWERTY keyboard this week at a respectable $149.99 (with 2-year contract), but if you were waiting for a better deal before you jumped in, wait no more. Staples is shaving off nearly half the price and offering the Stratosphere for only $79.99 (with 2-year contract).
Let’s see some more specs:
Runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread
4″ Super AMOLED WVGA display
1GHz Hummingbird processor
5MP rear camera / 1.3MP front cam (480p video recording)
Any QWERTY-keyboard lovers out there ready to blast ahead in 4G speeds?
Go right ahead, rub your eyes and take another look. That’s right; every Verizon smartphone offered by Amazon will be available for just a penny as part of their Penny-Pincher Sale running until October 17th. This offer is available to customers who add a new line of service to an existing plan or those that sign a brand new service agreement. I’m usually not one to name-drop, but this means you can snag devices like the Droid Bionic, Droid 3, HTC Rhyme and many more. So what are you waiting for? Dig in those couch cushions and start shopping.