Motorola Offers “Try Then Buy” Campaign for Moto X

If you have been thinking that the Moto X is the perfect phone for you, but are just afraid to take the plunge, Motorola is offering you a chance to test the phone for yourself for two weeks, then you can choose to either send it back or pay for it.

It’s all part of a new “Try Then Buy” campaign, which will allow users to create their very own Moto X through MotoMaker, then they can use the device to see if its everything they ever dreamed of. If you are not satisfied after two weeks, just send the phone back, hassle free.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 5 16GB (in Any Color) for $334 on eBay, With Free Shipping

Nexus 5 deal! In a daily deal on eBay, you can pick-up Google’s latest Nexus smartphone (maybe their last, too?) with 16GB of storage in any color (black, white, or red) for $334. The phone retails for $349 through Google Play, so this isn’t a massive discount, but if you factor in the $15 savings on the phone, plus the free shipping, it actually is a pretty solid deal. Google charges $9.99 for their cheapest shipping option.

As you all know, we love the Nexus 5. In fact, we called it the 2nd best phone of 2013, right behind the Moto X. The Nexus 5 is a phone that both Tim and I couldn’t wait to go back to after reviewing the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8). It may not have the best camera on the block, but it runs stock Android, is already on Android 4.4.3, and may be the last of our favorite line of Android phones.

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Contest: We are Giving Away 10 Tickets to Lookout’s Google I/O Party!

Like we have done for the last couple of years, we are once again partnering with Lookout to give away a bunch of tickets to their Google I/O party! Not familiar with Lookout? Just know that they are really into security on your Android phone – like really into it. Their products can help you find your lost phone, remotely wipe said lost phone, scan apps for malware, offer you security advice, and even let you backup contacts and media. They also stay up on malware trends around the industry and even created a Heartbleed scanner during that massive security ordeal.

Oh, they like to party during Google I/O too. For as far back as I can remember, Lookout has been hosting a pre-I/O party that seems to grow each year and is always a lot of fun. There are free prizes to the first who show up (this time from Lookout and T-Mobile), food, drinks, and more. We will also be in attendance! The last couple of years we were able to meet a handful of DL readers, which was awesome.

If you will be available in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 24, and would like to join us at the party, then get ready, because we have 10 tickets to give away. Keep in mind that those 10 tickets allow you to bring a friend as well, so we are really giving away 20 spots, if you think about it.  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Nexus 7 from Google Play, Get 3 Free Months of All Access

In case you needed a reason to pick up a spare Nexus 7 (2013) or two, Google is offering fairly good incentive for residents of the US.

From now until September 30, you can get 3 free months of Google Play Music All Access with the purchase of a Nexus 7 through the Play Store. Only customers who aren’t subscribed to All Access or who haven’t already activated a free trial before are eligible. (more…)

Deal: Brand New, Unlocked HTC One (M7) for $349

Looking for one hell of a deal on last year’s HTC One (M7)? Here you go. eBay is running a daily deal on the AT&T variant of the device at a price of $349. That’s the full retail price; there are no contracts involved here. This phone is also brand new and comes in the original packaging.

Sure, it may not be this year’s HTC One (M8), but the original One (M7) still has a lot going for it. The device sports 32GB of storage, a 1080p LCD display, BoomSound speakers, HTC’s Sense skin, Beats Audio (lulz), 4MP (“UltraPixel”) camera, and a 2300mAh battery. This particular model works on AT&T’s network, with support for both HSPA and LTE.

I know that Motorola is currently running a deal on their 32GB Moto X for $349, so you have some work ahead of you in making a decision. Be sure to check out our Moto X review, followed by our HTC One review to help with that.

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T-Mobile Offering $100 Discount on Select Tablets, 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 Included

Normally around this time of year, I am only worried about a gift for my father to celebrate Father’s Day. However, being a freshly-graduated adult has shown me that you sometimes have more to worry about. For people possibly in the same situation, T-Mobile is offering up a discount on their tablet line, allowing customers to save a few bucks.  (more…)

Deal: 32GB Moto X Will be $100 off June 4 and 5 From Motorola

Moments ago, we told you about a really good deal on an unlocked AT&T Moto X with 16GB of storage that could be had for $275 through eBay. That’s still a really good deal. But, if you wait until tomorrow, Motorola will sell you a 32GB version of the Moto X, likely from any carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and unlocked for T-Mobile), for $100 off.

The 32GB Moto X currently runs $449 (from the major carriers), so you could pick one up June 4 or 5, directly from Motorola, for $349. Not bad.  (more…)

Deal: Brand New, Unlocked AT&T Moto X on eBay for $275

The Moto X may be almost a year old, but you could argue that it is still one of the best smartphone values on the market, and that’s with its current full retail price of around $399. When you consider today’s deal on eBay, that lists an unlocked AT&T model for $275, you are in full “steal” territory, approaching the exit for “impulse buy” territory.

The deal, which is available in limited quantities, includes a brand new (not refurbished or any of that jazz), in-the-original-box Moto X (XT1058) in white with 16GB of storage. We are talking $275 for a brand new phone that we called the best smartphone of 2013. The listing claims that this is the XT1058, which is the AT&T model. If you buy it, you should have great service on LTE with AT&T service.

Free shipping is included as well.

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