The Galaxy Note 3 is obviously the newest version of Samsung’s popular oversized smartphone line with all sorts of new additions, but if there was one area where we were hoping to see an “Oh, hell naw!” from Samsung with a foot forcefully stomped to the ground, it would be over Verizon’s branding of the phone’s front home button. We made a colossal stink over the Galaxy Note 2′s front-branded home button last year, and were prepared to go thermonuclear-Jobs-style-war again if the Note 3 had it. Thankfully, that won’t be happening this time around. (more…)
Best Buy is currently hosting a solid deal on the HTC One from Verizon, where you can land either the exclusive blue color or classic silver for just $49.99 on contract. The phone is still new enough that Verizon wants the full $199 for it – other online dealers are asking for as much as $149. The only other deal similar to Best Buy’s is through Amazon, where you can grab the One for $49.99, but the blue color is obviously not a choice. (more…)
Best Buy announced this morning that they will be the exclusive seller of the HTC One in Metallic Blue. We first caught a glimpse of this device last week, complete with Verizon branding. According to Best Buy, the device will be available on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T starting on September 15. (more…)
Hurry, before they are all gone (again).
Update: It appears to be sold out again.
Via: Best Buy
Cheers Erick and Ben!
Google’s $35 Chromecast appears to be back in stock at BestBuy.com for the time being. Over the last 24 hours, we watched as it went in and out of stock, but for now, you can jump through the electronics retailer’s site and have one shipped within 1 business day. Store pick-up is not showing as an option for me; however, depending on your location you may see that change.
Also, BestBuy appears to still be offering the 3-month free Netflix promo.
Meanwhile, Google is still showing a ship day of September 3 through Google Play.
Update: Annnnnnd, sold out again. Keep an eye on it though, as stock has been jumping around for a day or so.
The new Nexus 7 isn’t technically supposed to launch until July 30, but retailers like Amazon and Best Buy flipped the switch to “available” today. Amazon in particular is simply showing the device as “available.” Should you have a Prime account and choose the 1-day $3.99 shipping option, you could have it as early as Monday, but if you can’t wait even that long, $8.99 will get it to you tomorrow. They have both 16GB and 32GB WiFi models in stock at the same $229 and $269 prices. (more…)
Well, there she is in all her glory. The new Nexus 7 is now live through BestBuy.com for pre-order, meaning we are almost 100% guaranteed to see it unveiled at tomorrow’s breakfast meeting with Sundar Pichai. The 2nd generation tablet from Google has already been leaked, what feels like a dozen or so times through testers and retailers over the last few days, but this one sort of puts the nail in the coffin. (more…)
The new Nexus 7, even though it will likely be announced at a Google event on Wednesday, has been leaked more ways than we can count over the last 3-4 days. It initially popped up in a series of photos and video, then through a variety of retailer inventory systems showing pricing and availability dates, and then moments ago in an official press render. And with all of that, we still wanted confirmation on an upgraded display, along with more information on a launch date. We think we now have that thanks to a Best Buy ad that is scheduled to run in next Sunday’s paper. (more…)