An image alleging to show a leaked Staples document reveals some information about availability of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 at the office supplies retailer. According to the information in the internal memo, the Galaxy S 4 will be available for AT&T customers on April 26th. The T-Mobile version will be available a few days later on May 1st, but Verizon customers will have to wait another month until May 30th. The document does indicate in several places that the Staples reservation process does not guarantee delivery of the device on those dates, just the availability of a unit for a customer to buy when inventory does show up. » Read the rest
Looks like Google may have hit a home run with the $199 Nexus 7 tablet (read our full review here). According to Reuters, retailers across the US are reporting their stock as being sold out. So far, GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Walmart have all run out of their pre-order allotments before the Nexus 7 even hit store shelves.
“We blew through the first two allotments,” a GameStop spokesperson stated. Their third allotment won’t arrive until August. GameStop would not say how many units comprise an allotment.
This brings up the question of just how many units have been made for the initial production run. A previous rumor pointed to only 600,000 tablets being made in June, which could account for the quick sell-outs. With the Nexus 7 getting highly-positive reviews praising its high-end specs and low price, 600,000 doesn’t seem like nearly enough.
Of course, prior Nexus devices haven’t been top sellers in the past, so perhaps Google simply underestimated the demand of a low-cost/high-performing tablet. I’d rather believe that over Google purposefully keeping the initial production numbers low to artificially drive up demand. The Nexus 7 is good enough to stand on its own and doesn’t need marketing tricks to make it look popular.
Who’s already ordered theirs, and have you gotten it yet?
The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been making a lot of buzz lately, with orders from Google Play shipping in the next couple of weeks. Although Google intends to sell the bulk of their new tablets directly from their online store, there will be select retailers with in store availability. The latest to announce their intentions is Staples, and they will charge the same $199 for the 8GB and $249 for the 16GB model. According to the press release, we can expect to seem them at the end of the month.
If you want to see the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rocking Nexus 7 in person before taking the plunge head on over to your local Staples when Google makes the tablet available.
Full press release after the break:
Here at TalkAndroid we’re counting down the days until we can get our hands on the Nexus 7 and the Jelly Bean goodness that comes with it. With around a week to go before the world can grab the latest and greatest Android tablet direct from Google’s Play Store, a number of high street retailers will also be joining the party. Best Buy, Future Shop and Staples have all added pre-order pages to their respective websites. Curiously only the 16GB variation is available at this time and it remains to be seen as to whether or not the 8GB model will make a belated appearance. At $259.99 the price is identical to the price you pay if you buy direct from Google however it doesn’t appear that you’ll get your hands on that $25 Google Play credit sweetener. If you’re itching with anticipation then you might want to order from Staples who claim stock will arrive on July 14th. Both Best Buy and Future Shops list August 10th for stock.
Have you got your pre-order in already? Will you be going direct through Google? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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?
Have you been drooling over a tablet you’ve been wanting for a long time. Just don’t have the cabbage to drop down on your dream device. Seem that Staples knows how you’re feeling. So they have given us a coupon for a cool $100 off any tablet purchase. You’ve got a total of 8 days to decide if you want to take this deal, as it expires on the 30th. It does exclude a couple tablets, so read the fine print.
Unfortunately, what we are seeing when attempting to purchase, is that the ASUS Transformer is out of stock online. Either way, here’s the coupon link. Give it a shot, browse Staples.com and and check out the various tablets. Alternatively, you could run down to, or call your local store, and see what they have in stock.
For those of you that are members of Costco, you can order the Motorola XOOM for $589. That is $10 cheaper then anywhere else plus a free gel case is included. The downside is shipping will not begin until April 1.
The XOOM is expected to be available at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Staples, Walmart, and Amazon on March 27 for $10 more ($599). It is also rumored that select Sam’s Clubs will also carry the XOOM for $539. If that price holds up it will be an amazing deal. I personally will be surprised if Sam’s Club goes that low but we will let you know when more information is available. Hit the source link for more information or to place your order.
It has been rumored for a while and now it is official. Motorola has announced the 32gb Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet for the United States. It will be available on March 27 at Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, Radio Shack, Staples, Walmart, and select Sam’s Clubs. The price will be $599. The $599 price was originally leaked from a Staples Ad. About 2 weeks ago, it was also leaked that Sam’s Club will carry it for $539. It will be interesting to see if that price holds.
The $599 price matches with the 32gb version of the Wi-Fi only Ipad 2. I would still like to have seen it cheaper, but at least it is in the ball park. The XOOM does have a better screen and the SD card slot for expandability when it gets enabled.
For the full press release hit the source link below:
The Motorola Xoom appears in this Staples flyer for the digestible price of $599 for the Wi-Fi model only. This puts the pricing a little more in line with the Apple iPad2, which went on sale last week. Many may wonder why Staples is offering such a device when we normally see the latest gadgets for sale at Best Buy, or online tech sites. Maybe Motorola wants to avoid putting this tablet beside the popular iPad2 to help boost its appeal, none the less, the Xoom Wi-Fi model is a decent price at $599.
It would be nice if Motorola actually put the price down another $200 and took a little less profit from it if they really want to compete with other, more dominant tablet devices. It worked for the PS3…just my opinion.