You can now pre-order the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for a hefty $499.99

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Sony’s latest slate, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, is now available to pre-order in the United States from both the manufacturer’s online portal and from any of its nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores.

According to the listing page, the unit will be available for shipping from Sunday, November 2 and will set you back a whopping $499.99, which, I’m pretty sure you’ll agree, is an awful lot to pay for a 32GB, 8-inch, mid-range device.


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Nexus 6 pre-ordering starts October 29 on Google Play

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Head over to your calendar and make a note for October 29. While the Nexus 9 is already available in the Play Store, the Nexus 6 and Nexus Player have remained on hold. The Nexus 6, though, will be ready to go in the Play Store next week. The pricing is steep even with the base 32GB storage option at $649. Relying upon Google for excellent pricing is not an option. This year, it seems that going with a carrier to get a Nexus device is the way to go.

Here is a breakdown of the choices:

  • Nexus 6 (32GB, Midnight Blue) — $649
  • Nexus 6 (32GB, Cloud White) — $649
  • Nexus 6 (64GB, Midnight Blue) — $699
  • Nexus 6 (64GB, Cloud White) — $699

[Nexus 6 Play Store Link]

OnePlus pre-order system will go live for 24 hours on October 27th

oneplus_pre-order_systemEarlier this month, OnePlus tested out a pre-order system instead of the extremely difficult invite system that they’ve used to sell the OnePlus One so far. The pre-orders were also sent out as “invitations,” however, so not everyone had a chance to put an order in. Fortunately, the company is opening up their pre-0rder system again next week, but this time it will be open to anyone that wants to put an order in.

Starting today, you can add a OnePlus One and accessories to your shopping cart and get everything ready to be ordered. Then, for 24 hours on October 27th, those orders will process and you’ll immediately get a date for when your device will ship. It’s not clear on just how far back those shipping dates will be, but I guess we’ll know next week. 
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Meizu MX4 officially released for pre-order

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Meizu has made the Meizu MX4 official by launching the pre-order page on their web site. Consumers can “book” their device with shipment expected to occur on September 20th. The MX4 comes with a 5.36-inch IPS display running at 1152 x 1920 resolution. The odd display resolution accounts for a row of controls that will be part of Meizu’s Flyme 4.0 interface, leaving a full 1080p HD space available for apps. Meizu also claims they are first to market with an 1100:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness and 85% of the NTSC color gamut.
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Oppo Find 7 with QHD display now available for pre-order

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The Oppo Find 7a was up for pre-order a few weeks ago however the QHD variant of Find 7 is also now available for pre-order with a shipping date of “early July”.

Interested customers have the option to pre-order either the US version (enhanced TMO support) or the International version, however both the devices are priced at $599. The device is also available Astro Black or White color.


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Galaxy Tab S tablets now available for pre-order

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Want to get your hands on a Galaxy Tab S as soon as possible?

Pre-orders start today — reserve the WiFi only Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for $399.99 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $499.99. Although there isn’t a shipping date yet, the devices are expected to ship in July

Check out some of our other Galaxy Tab S coverage below:

Sources: Samsung 1 / Samsung 2

Amazon makes Moto G LTE available via pre-order

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Now that the Moto G LTE has been officially unveiled by Motorola, Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the device after making an appearance on its website just a few days ago.

It’s seriously an awesome deal for only $220 off-contract. The only real thing that was holding me back from recommending the original Moto G to friends and family looking for a cheap, reliable but fast device was its lack of LTE. Now, that won’t be a problem.

The device will be available everywhere on June 3 for most carriers around the world — just check with yours before you go ahead and buy, if you’re not sure.

Source: Amazon

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is now available for pre-order via Amazon

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Samsung officially announced the new Chromebook 2 back in March and is to expected to launch in April. Starting today, customers can now pre-order the new Chromebook 2 from Amazon, which will ship sometime in April.

Two variants of the laptop are up for sale, one is the 11.6-inch model for $320 and another is the 13-inch model for $400. They will have a faux leather lid just like the Galaxy Note 3. The 13-inch model comes with a full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution and both the models will have Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa processor with 4GB of RAM and will be able to run for up to 8.5 hours on a single battery charge.
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