After yesterday’s Cyber Monday fiasco, Motorola has unveiled their new plan to award many of you with a Moto X for $150 off the full retail price. Instead of dealing with “rushed checkouts” and a flood of traffic to their site all at once, Motorola has decided to hand out coupon codes that can be redeemed for the $150-off promo price within a week. In other words, on either Wednesday (December 4, tomorrow) or next Monday (December 9), you’ll have the chance to register for a coupon code that can later be redeemed for a custom made Moto X through MotoMaker for the discounted Cyber Monday price. (more…)
The LG G2, easily one of the best phones of 2013 (our review), is in our possession and ready to be handed over to one of you. That’s right, it’s LG G2 contest time! The variant we have up for grabs today works on AT&T’s network, and is for the most part identical to the international variant, or in other words, the way LG envisioned the device. That means you don’t get the odd adjustment to the back buttons that Verizon tossed on to their variant, nor do you get wireless charging. But the rest of it is pure awesome.
We’re talking the 5.2-inch FHD LCD, that incredible soft touch when swiping around it, features like KnockOn, an amazing multi-point autofocus camera, and battery life for days. If it weren’t for the existence of phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto X, this might be topping our list of phones for the year. It really is that good.
So who wants it? (more…)
Cyber Monday, Black Friday, the Moto X fiasco, and the rest of the holiday weekend may be over, but deals continue to flow in since the holiday shopping season is only now getting under way. For those with a phone that can utilize wireless charging (Nexus 5, DROID MAXX, LG G2 on Verizon, etc.) yet haven’t purchased a wireless charger because most are overpriced, feel free to check out today’s deal through Daily Steals.
They are currently selling the Incipio GHOST 100 wireless charger that was made specifically for the new DROID family of phones at 50% off or $20. Well, it’s “DROID” branded anyway. The good news is that it’s Qi-enabled, so it should work with almost any phone that has wireless charging capabilities. It should work with all of the phones I mentioned above, along with the Galaxy S4 (with a wireless charging back), DROID DNA, DROID Mini, and others.
Motorola would probably like to forget 2013′s Cyber Monday as quickly as possible. The day started with excitement over the Moto X deal they planned to kick off – $150 off full retail phones – but quickly turned into a disaster once their site buckled under the heavy amounts of traffic that flooded in minutes before the sale was to begin. Customers sat on their MotoMaker site for hours trying to get in orders and as they waited for some sort of word out of Motorola’s camp as to what was happening. We didn’t know much until we were 12 hours in, something their CEO is now apologizing for. (more…)
Well, folks, today didn’t exactly goes as planned if your calendar included a scheduled appearance on Motorola’s MotoMaker site. As you are all well aware, Motorola wanted to kick off a Cyber Monday deal at 9AM ET that would let you walk into a custom made Moto X for $349, which is $150 off the full retail price of their 2013 flagship. It was supposed to be the deal of the day, at least in our books. Unfortunately, we never got to the deal thanks to a massive amount of traffic flooding Motorola’s site before the deal kicked off, crashing it into oblivion. (more…)
The Cyber Monday deals aren’t over just yet, with Newegg selling LG’s new G Pad 8.3 flagship tablet for as little as
$279 $249. This tablet, the first for LG since that terrible 3D thing they did a few years back, is normally priced at $349. I’d call that a heck of a deal, especially for a tablet that is a lot like the LG G2, only in tablet form. (more…)
Amazon might be the king of Cyber Monday deals, but that’s no surprise if you consider the variety of products that can be purchased through their online shop. I will say, that it can often times be somewhat overwhelming to sift through, especially on days like today where all you want to do is find the best possible deals to spend your hard earned money on. So to hopefully help you out some, we have gone ahead and cruised through the phone listings of Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to find you the best deals available.
In the lists below, you’ll see phones like the brand new white LG G2, Moto X in either black or white, and HTC One in a handful of colors for as little as $0.01 on new contract. You’ll also find the Nexus 5 for Sprint in either black or white for as little as $9.99 on contract.
Update: It’s pretty obvious that Motorola’s site isn’t currently able to handle the amount of traffic that has flooded upon it for this deal. Should the site come back up and the deal be in place, we’ll update this post. Hang with us!
Update 2 (6:49AM): Motorola’s support account on Twitter had this to say – “Lots of traffic; promo not started yet. Wait to order until you see promo in cart. Watch http://twitter.com/motorola for updates!” and “As posted above, it has not started yet. We need to get the site up first. Wait until you see the promo in your cart to order.”
Update 3 (6:58AM): And now the official Motorola account has posted this – “Our website is down due to traffic & we’re working quickly to restore it. Watch here for updates & for when our Cyber Monday deal starts.”
Update 4 (8:17AM): New word in from Motorola – “We’re currently restoring online services. Some may have site-access, but Cyber Monday deal prices won’t begin until all systems are a go.”
Update 6 (11:38AM): Shortly after going live, the Developer Editions both sold out. And then now they have come back. We’re not exactly sure even Motorola knows what’s going on at this point. Feel free to try the links in Update 5, just to make sure. If you were waiting for MotoMaker orders, we think they may still be coming. Try to sit tight through this 6-hour wait.
Update 7 (11:55AM): Yep, the Developer Editions are back again, according to official word from Motorola. And Motomaker is still apparently on the way, if you can believe that. Here are the direct DE links - [GSM Link] [CDMA Link]
Update 8 (6:20PM): Well, Motorola has issued a new statement with a potential new schedule. If they are not up and running by 6:30PM Pacific, they are moving the deal to Wednesday, December 4, with a second sale happening on Monday, December 9.
Update 9 (11:00PM): Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has apologized for today’s debacle. They will indeed open up two more sale days – December 4 (this Wednesday) and December 9 (next Monday). Details here.
Motorola’s discount on the full retail price of the Moto X – what may be the best Cyber Monday deal of them all – is now live (at least it’s supposed to be, but their site is struggling at the moment). Announced last week, we were told to expect to see a $150 discount from off-contract pricing on Moto X models through MotoMaker and Developer Editions. For those keeping track of current Moto X pricing, that puts custom made MotoMaker models with 16GB at just $349 without a contract. Should you go 32GB of storage, you’ll be paying $399. (more…)