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.
THX has released the THX tune-up app for Android devices to the Google Play store and is even making it available for free as part of a new promotion. Through February 3, 2014, the app will be free before reverting to the normal price of $1.99 USD worldwide. The THX tune-up app gives users an interactive tool to adjust their TV or projector and their speakers in order to optimize the picture and sound for their specific lighting conditions.
Motorola is back with yet another deal for its flagship Moto X smartphone. On Monday, January 27, Motorola is taking $100 off any Moto X without a contract. Any size, any backing, any carrier will be eligible. There is a catch, however. The deal will be active for just one hour — 3-4PM ET.
If you do miss out, Motorola still has something for you. They will take off $70 from any Moto X until Valentine’s Day, February 14. And yet again, this is without a contract. So missing the one hour window on Monday will only set you back $30. Not bad. For both deals, on-contract devices will seemingly not be included.
Android’s new budget-friendly superstar is already making rounds on television. Today only, the Moto G is available from Home Shopping Network, who also sells Nokia’s Lumia 521, for just $79.95 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The channel is offering the deal for today only as part of their Today’s Special, so make sure you take advantage of it quickly. At the time of this writing, HSN says that have already sold 5,200 units. Through this deal, Boost Mobile is the carrier being supplied. In case you were unaware, $50 gets you unlimited talk, text, and data; however, for every six months you remain a customer, your monthly bill drops $5 until you reach $40.
If HSN’s straight-up price is not good enough for you, you can use their FlexPay financing that spreads it into monthly payments across two, three, or four months. The four month FlexPay is $35 per month. Also, having an HSN card gives you an extra option of paying over five months. But I am not quite sure anyone really needs to have the Moto G’s price lingering around for months. The source link below will take you to HSN’s site.
Via: Phone Arena
If you are ready to take the plunge and invest in a smartwatch type wearable device, you may want to check out a special that Best Buy is running right now on the Sony SmartWatch 2. The device is Sony’s successor to their original SmartWatch and normally retails for $199.99. Best Buy is currently listing the device with a nice discount of 20% for only $159.99.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 has a 1.6-inch transreflective LCD display, is IP57 certified for water resistance, and will work with many Android 4.0 or better devices including a full range of Sony smartphones. Along with Bluetooth 3.0 technology, the SmartWatch 2 comes with support for NFC.
If you are interested in the Sony SmartWatch 2 and want to try to grab it during this special offer, hit the source link.
source: Best Buy
The Today Show isn’t alone in offering a deal for the Moto X. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is doing something similar, just not as good as the other one. This deal will give you a coupon code for 50% off an on-contract Moto X and 30% off without a contract. But the catch is that you have to be among the first 5,000 to request the a code. I’m not too sure that many Ellen fans are yearning for a Moto X, so you should be in the clear to get a code. Hit the break for instructions (they’re the same as before).
To take advantage of the deal, you have to:
- Fill out this form and put “ellen50″ in the top box that asks for the registration code.
- Put the rest of your information in the form.
- Select which deal you would like and hit “Submit”
- Wait for your code to arrive and start designing!
Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
If you still haven’t jumped on any sort of Moto X deal just yet, here is likely the last one of the year. Through Motorola’s Moto Maker site, you can buy the 16GB model for Verizon at just $49.99 (with a new two-year contract). It certainly doesn’t get any better than that. At $49.99, you’re getting an excellent smartphone. The deal runs from now through December 31, ending once 2014 begins. Hit the source link to get started.
Haven’t gotten your hands on a Chromecast yet? Well, now is probably the best time to do so. At Amazon and Best Buy, Google’s HDMI dongle is available for just $29.99, down from the usual $35 price. And if you are a member of Amazon Student, you can take off an additional $5 so you just have to pay $24. If you are on the fence, take a look at what Google plans on doing with it in 2014. And for now, it seems that more developers are jumping at the opportunity to develop for the cheap, yet powerful device.
Source: Amazon, Best Buy