DEAL: All Samsung Gear S2 Models are $50 Off at Best Buy and Amazon

Need a smartwatch? How about one of Samsung’s Gear S2 models? As of today, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic have been discounted by $50 at Best Buy and Amazon. And we are talking about all models, including the new platinum and rose gold Classics.

At a $50 discount, you can get into the regular Gear S2 for $249, the Classic for $299, or the platinum and rose gold Classic versions for $399.

Months ago, when the Gear S2 was first released, I spent a good amount of time with it to see if it could become my smartwatch of choice. While I prefer Android Wear devices to Samsung’s wearables, there is no denying the attractive hardware here, really cool rotating bezel, and somewhat robust software experience. If anything, the Gear S2 is a solid alternative to Android Wear.

Amazon Link | Best Buy Link

DEAL: Huawei Watch is $100-$150 Off at Most Retailers

The Huawei Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch that is about as good as it gets for the current crop, has been discounted by either $100 or $150 depending on the model. Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg are all selling the watch with heavy discounts.

The base model, which has a stainless steel case and leather strap, has dropped from $350 to $250 for a limited time. The same goes for the black stainless steel, stainless steel with mesh bracelet, and the all stainless with classic steel bracelet. Those have all been discounted by a solid $100. But, if you want some gold in your life, Huawei is shaving off $150 for the all gold with metal bracelet and the gold model with leather bracelet.

Be sure to read our Huawei Watch review if you have not already.

Huawei Watch Links:  Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg

Cricket Wireless Expands Distribution to Over 1,000 Best Buy Locations

Cricket is partnering with Best Buy to bring the prepaid carrier’s devices and plans to more than 1,000 Best Buy retail locations, bringing Cricket’s total amount of retail locations to more than 10,000 in the US. Cricket is a fast-growing prepaid carrier, and according to the company’s press release, partnering with Best Buy is a “perfect fit.”  (more…)

DEAL: Moto X Pure Edition is Just $299 at Best Buy ($100 Off) (Updated: Amazon, Motorola Too)

I know that the Android world is really excited about the waive of deals on the Nexus 6P that showed up this morning, but Best Buy has a potentially better deal on the Moto X Pure Edition. For just $299 today ($100 off!), you can grab the newest flagship from Moto, a phone that we still consider to be one of the top 5 Android phones available today.

At $299, you are getting the all-black model with 16GB of storage, but just remember that the phone includes a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards. If you don’t want the black model, you can grab the white and bamboo version for $100 off as well. Since bamboo is considered an upgrade, your base price there is $325. If you need more than 16GB of internal storage, the 32GB models of each are also discounted, but only by $50.

Our Moto X Pure Edition review is worth a read if this interests you.

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UPDATE: Amazon has the same deal!

UPDATE 2:  Motorola too! With MotoMaker(more…)

Where to Buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Still haven’t decided whether or not to pull the trigger on a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge? Today is the day that you can officially buy them in stores, so you can finally make a decision after your own personal hands-on time. While a number of you pre-ordered because you knew from day 1 that one of these would be your next phone, we know that a number of you have been waiting to get your paws on them in person. Thankfully, everyone should have them today, including  the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, plus the big retailers as well (Best Buy, Target, etc.).

If you need quick links to them, we have those below. For specific pricing and all of the deals that each carrier or retailer is including, you’ll want to check out this post. We’re talking freebies that include the Gear VR, microSD cards, Netflix for a year, and more.  (more…)

Best Buy is Fulfilling Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Pre-Orders Today, Verizon’s Start Shipping

March 11 was supposed to be launch day for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but it’s pretty clear at this point that those who pre-ordered from just about everywhere will have their phones plenty early. T-Mobile kicked it everything off by shipping pre-orders almost two weeks early and then AT&T and Sprint turned it into a full-blown trend a few days later. Now, Best Buy seems to have been given the go-ahead to fulfill pre-orders, while Verizon orders started shipping as early as yesterday.  (more…)