Today, is Nexus 9 launch day. We reminded you of that yesterday when we pointed out that the device was now showing as in-stock and ready to ship from Google Play. But what if you don’t want to wait a couple of days for shipping and would rather enjoy your new HTC-made tablet immediately? Well, you can go buy one from Best Buy’s online shop, pick it up today in a store, and start enjoying Android 5.0 before almost anyone else on the planet.
From what we are seeing, only the black version is in-stock, but both 16GB or 32GB are showing as available for in-store pickup. If the white shows up too, we will update this post.
Best Buy Link (more…)
HTC’s newest phone, the Desire EYE, arrives at AT&T stores on November 7 for $149 with a new 2-year contract, $549 at full retail, or for as little as $22.92 per month with AT&T Next. Joining the Desire EYE on November 7 is HTC’s other new product in a brand new category for the company, the RE camera. The RE will retail for $199, but AT&T customers can save $50 off their purchase if they buy the Desire EYE. (more…)
This morning, Google flipped the shipping estimate on the Nexus 9 to “leaves warehouse in 1-2 days.” Since tomorrow is November 3 and launch day, that move certainly makes a whole lot of sense. Another way to look at that shipping estimate, is that the device is in-stock and ready for you to order this minute. Depending on which shipping method you choose, you could have a brand new Nexus 9 running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” within a couple of days.
At this time, Google is still only selling either the black or white WiFi models with 16GB or 32GB of storage. The tan and LTE models are marked as “coming soon.” (more…)
As you now know, we have a Nexus 6 in house, which has already been unboxed. But for the tablet fans in the building who aren’t interested in Google’s new whale, we thought you would be interested in seeing one of the other new Nexus devices of the year, the Nexus 9. This is the return of a partnership between HTC and Google, something we haven’t seen since the original Nexus One. Many of us have been waiting years for this to happen.
As a recap, the Nexus 9 is currently up for pre-order from a number of retailers with an expected ship date of November 3. There are 16GB, 32GB, and 32GB LTE models that run $399, $479, and $599, respectively. Google and HTC have made Black, White, and Tan models, though the Tan model has yet to become available. (more…)
The HTC One (M8) on Verizon is receiving its EYE Experience update right now, according to at least two of our readers. HTC was expecting the push to happen today, so it appears as if Verizon came through on their end.
The update, for those new to the EYE Experience, introduces better face tracking of multiple people in a room, screen sharing, Split Capture feature (combination of simultaneous photos and videos taken with both cameras), Crop-Me-In mode (ignore this one), Voice Selfie (selfie explanatory), and more.
To check for the update, head into Settings>Phone update>Check for update. The update is 210.5MB in size. (more…)
According to Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, the company has received technical approval from Verizon for an update that is set to hit One (M8) devices tomorrow. The update includes EYE software which was detailed at the launch of the Desire EYE. (more…)
Amazon added two official Nexus 9 accessories to its line-up last night, the Keyboard Folio and “Magic” Cover. They are priced at $129 and $39, respectively, just like they are on Google Play. If you were looking to fit your pre-ordered Nexus 9 with some protection or productivity add-ons, now would be the time to get your order in. Amazon expects to “release” both by November 3.
There is always a chance that Google will ship pre-orders of the HTC Nexus 9 placed through Google Play a day early and those who purchased the new Nexus tablet will celebrate. However, at this point if you are an Amazon Prime member, Amazon is still looking like the best place to order the Nexus 9, assuming Amazon can ship out orders right on time. With free 2-day or super cheap 1-day shipping, I’m not sure you will get the device faster from any other retailer. Both of these accessories fall under Prime as well.
Amazon Links: Keyboard Folio ($129.99) | Magic Cover ($39.99) | Nexus 9 ($399)
If you needed another storefront from which to order a shiny new Nexus 9, HTC itself should do you quite well. The manufacturer began accepting pre-orders for the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi variants earlier today, with the choice of either black or white outer casing.
Interestingly, HTC is the only retailer so far to offer a ship date of October 31. That is not to say it is the best place to buy the Nexus 9, as Best Buy might suit your fancy, and Prime members will probably favor Amazon, but given how inconsistent Play Store deliveries can be, HTC might prove to be a little more reliable than some of the competition. (more…)