Walmart is rolling back prices on the Apple iPhone and iPad for the holidays. Walmart has slashed prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 (was $189) and the iPhone 4S coming in at almost half price at $47 (was $87.97). Of course a 2 year commitment is required at these prices.
Walmart is also selling the 4th generation iPad (16GB WiFi) at a $100 discount for $399. Starting Monday a $30 iTunes gift card will be included will be included on iPads as a bonus.
It’s unclear why Walmart is offering such deep discounts except to attract shoppers and hopefully capitalize on impulse purchase. Other retailers are also offering discounts such as Radio Shack, which also has a price match guarantee and may well match Walmart current pricing.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes packing a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1,280 x 720, 3,100mAh battery and a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor.
…it offers best-in-market performance, an S Pen experience that blows its predecessor out of the water, a solid OS in Jelly Bean and plenty of other features that will make this a tempting offer to even the most petite-handed individual. To do so in a package that’s actually thinner and narrower than the first Note is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that’ll be hard to match. Get ready to have your cake and eat it too.
Today is the last day to pre-order the Note II with US Cellular. According to the website the $299.99 is exclusive for pre-orders. We are unsure of the price online and in stores beginning tomorrow, Friday 10/26/12. The Note II will only be available in titanium gray and with 16GB internal storage, and will cost $299.99 with a two-year commitment or $800 without.
Pre-orders are also live on AT&T and Verizon as of today and Sprint should be allowing pre-orders today as well.
[via Engadget here, here and here]
Preordering for the iPhone 5 is live now on Apple.com — The most anticipated phone of the past 2 years is available in black or white and ranges in storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB at prices of $199, $299 and $399, respectively. Of course these prices are with a contract on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Check with your carrier for for upgrade eligibility before you buy.
As the world now knows the Apple iPhone 5 has finally made its debut and is pretty much just what we expected…(and maybe just a bit more in some ways). The evolution of the iPhone is a marvel in it’s own respects with a new design that is thinner and lighter than previous models and boasts a larger 4-inch screen, but in some ways is playing catch-up to rest of the smartphone world with the introduction of LTE and by expanding the screen size. [click to continue…]
NetTalk has updated its popular Android app for free calling in the US and Canada with a new UI and the ability to purchase international calling credits from inside the app. Additionally, you can now sign-up for the an account within the application itself.
You can get the latest version of NetTalk on the Google Play Store.
Sprint is now offering the 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus at the grand price of $0 for newcomers or those willing to add a new line to their accounts. If you’re looking to upgrade though, the Android 4.0-equipped phone will still set you back $100 with a new 2-year contract.
The Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65″ display, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.
Sony is jumping into the LTE race with a gorgeous new, slim Xperia Ion introduced here at CES 2012. The Ion features a 4.6 inch display, HDMI output, 12MP camera and a 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM. [click to continue…]
Monday night the Sony press conference was pretty spectacular. Once the new products and services was talked up, Sony played the MIB3 trailer in 3D and then Will Smith came on stage briefly (cool stuff) and I was on the front row. A few moments later Kelly Clarkson made a appearance and sang.
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CES 2012 officially kicked off Sunday evening. Speck Products was showing off some new products like their new gaming cover and cover with built in stand for the iPhone 4S. Check out the video below to check it all out.
At Nokia World 2011, the Finnish giant-turned-underdog has announced the long-awaited (by geeks anyway) smart phones featuring Windows Phone 7 by Microsoft. These phones represent the first products from the new Nokia – Microsoft partnership, where Nokia replaced Symbian and Meego operating systems with WP7 for its top of the line smart phones. New Symbian “Belle” phones are still being released, as well as feature phones running S40. These newer, entry-mid level phones were also announced at Nokia World, dubbed “Asha” 200, 201, 300 and 303. Videos of these phones are also included.
So, will the two tech giants’ new litter of puppies have a fighting chance against the smartphone leaders from Apple and Android? We’ll just have to wait and see how well these phones are marketed worldwide, and especially if any major U.S. carriers will subsidize them with a low price + 2 year contracts.
Sit back, get some popcorn, and enjoy the videos after the break.
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