Ever since Google launched its Nexus Player set-top box, we’ve been waiting for the flood of Android TV devices to hit the market, so far though it’s been slim pickings. One Android TV set-top box that is on the horizon is Razer’s Forge TV bundle that was originally due to arrive back in February, but is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Earlier today, Verizon Wireless announced that it will start selling HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9), in store and online starting Friday, April 10, with pre-orders kicking off on Wednesday, April 1. The handset will be available in either Gold-on-Silver or Metal Gray colorways with a down payment of $199.99 on a new 2-year contract or for $24.99 per month for 24-months with Edge.
Starting today, residents in the United Kingdom can pre-order HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9), from Three for £39 per month on a two-year contract and an upfront fee of £19 to cover the cost of the handset.
If you haven’t yet decided which streaming box to buy Amazon has just made that choice a little more difficult for you with the news that the Fire Stick is now available for pre-order in the UK with a shipping date of April 15th. As if the choice wasn’t difficult enough with the Nexus Player having recently been made available to pre-order in the UK.
Starting today, residents in the United States can pre-order LG’s latest second-generation curved smartphone, the G Flex 2, through Sprint for $24 per month on any of its flexible 2-year plans. The operator will also be throwing in a free Quick Circle Folio Case worth $59.99 to sweeten the deal.
Sprint has today announced that it will launch LG’s second-generation curved, self-healing smartphone, the G Flex 2, on its network next Month. The handset will be available to pre-order on Friday, February 20, and will go on sale in its bricks-and-mortar stores, starting Friday, March 13.
Sony has made it official with their announcement today that they will start selling their SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 starting in March in ten countries and they are even taking pre-orders starting today in the U.K. and Germany. Sony is also releasing the official version of the SmartEyeglass SDK so developers can start working on porting their apps over to the device.
In case anyone is wondering why so many smartphone manufacturers are trying to figure out how to get into the smartphone market in China, the Moto X 2014 may provide a good example. Although the device has been available for several months around the globe, Motorola is only now bringing it to China. Last Tuesday, January 27th, the company began to accept pre-orders for the Moto X 2014 and as of February 1st, over 1 million pre-orders had already been received.
This response is not entirely unprecedented in the Chinese market where we see local manufacturers routinely sell out of stock sometimes in mere seconds. For Motorola to come in with a relatively old device and put up numbers like this is a good sign that there may be some hope for the larger, more established market players to challenge some of China’s hot upstart companies like Xiaomi.
Following LG’s unveiling of its flagship phablet of 2015, the G Flex 2, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week, the 2nd generation G Flex is now available to pre-order from Amazon Germany for €599 ($708).
Nokia’s maiden Android-powered tablet, the N1, is now available to pre-order in China for 1,599 Yuan — which equates to approximately $256. Shipping will commence to the first batch of customers on Monday, January 29.