The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
The DROID MAXX is currently available from Amazon for the reasonably low price of $199 on 2-year contract. Verizon is still hawkin’ this battery beast for $299 on-contract, so if you have dreamed of kevlar, Active Display, and incredibly obnoxious ringtones (don’t worry you can change them), then by all means take a look at this deal.
We reviewed the MAXX a couple of weeks back and had very few negative things to say about it. It does all of the tricks we love from the Moto X, but also includes insanely long 2-day battery life, wireless charging, and 32GB of storage. The appearance of the phone is certainly something that won’t appeal to everyone, however, cases can easily solve that problem.
This is one of Motorola’s best phones in a couple of years.
One of the greatest mobile games ever created (yes, I truly believe that), Granny Smith, is available today for free from Amazon’s app store. There has been a running joke around these parts for a year or so over my obsession with this game, so naturally I would tell you that it most definitely is 100% worth installing the Amazon app store to get this deal. That is, assuming you haven’t already paid for it on Google Play or beat the game 30+ different times on 10 or so different devices on both hard and easy modes. Yes, I’ve done that. I’m sick. It’s embarrassing.
Granny Smith is normally priced at $1.99. You can download the Amazon app store here.
Along with tonight’s announcement of the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets by Amazon, we also get a new Kindle Fire HD that has been upgraded in a number of areas yet drops in at a low price of $139. At that insanely low price, you are looking at a 1280×800 HD display (216ppi), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Dolby Digital Plus audio dual speakers, the same slim design of the HDX series, and the new Fire OS 3.0 fork of Android.
The new Kindle Fire is available for pre-order in both 8GB and 16GB models starting today, and will begin shipping October 2.
Amazon just went massive late night press release and product announcement on us, with an unveiling of their new Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets. The new tablets come in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch display sizes, run 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processors (quad-core), last for up to 11 hours of “mixed use,” utilize a new forked version of Android called Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” introduce free 24×7 tech support through the Mayday button, and can connect via LTE on both AT&T and Verizon networks.
The Fire HDX 7 WiFi model starts at $229 for the 16GB WiFi model, and is available for pre-order starting today. Amazon plans to begin shipping orders by October 18. If you want the 4G LTE version of the HDX 7, you’ll pay at least $329 and see shipments beginning November 14.
The Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi starts at $379 for the 16GB WiFi model with pre-orders opening today as well. Amazon expects to begin shipping 8.9 orders by November 7. If you want to go 4G LTE HDX 8.9, you are looking at a price of at least $479 with a shipping estimate of December 10.
For the next 72 hours (three days), Amazon is hosting a sale for new Sprint customers (or customers adding a line of service to an existing account), offering top tier devices for rock bottom prices. When signing up on a new agreement, the HTC One can be purchased for $0.01, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $49.99. Any color of the device can be bought, including the special Red One from HTC, plus the Purple Galaxy S4 from HTC. (more…)
Update: Amazon has flat out denied this report, stating that they are not launching a phone this year, but if they did it “would not be free.”
According to sources of ex-WSJ reporters Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati, Amazon might be listing its upcoming smartphone at an unbeatable price – free. Apparently, there is still some speculation on how Amazon will make its money back on the device, but a few reports speculate that the e-retailer could require a subscription to Amazon Prime. From what the source states, “Amazon wants the device to be free whether or not people sign up for a new wireless plan at the same time.” (more…)