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.
According to a report published earlier today by Techtastic.nl, the 32GB variant of Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6, will have a whopping €649 ($809) price tag when it hits the pre-order list in Europe on Monday, November 17, with deliveries scheduled for early December.
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.
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
Earlier 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.