Phandroid » Retailers http://phandroid.com Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:13:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Nexus 9 keyboard folio and Magic Cover cases go up for pre-order on Amazon http://phandroid.com/2014/10/21/nexus-9-accessories-amazon/ http://phandroid.com/2014/10/21/nexus-9-accessories-amazon/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:44:58 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=151498 nexus 9 keyboard folio 1

 

You’ve already pre-ordered your Nexus 9, so why not pre-order the accessories to go with it? Amazon is now listing the keyboard folio case for the tablet that we’ve seen so much of. It’s a little on the pricey side at $129.99, but considering it’s a fully mechanical keyboard, has wireless pairing and looks to be built quite well (it attaches itself to the Nexus 9 using magnets) we imagine it might be well worth it for some of you. The case promises to live for 5 months on a single charge so you won’t have to hook it up to the wall very often. The case also folds to two different angles.

The cheaper case option is the $39.99 Magic Cover, a magnetic slab that can go on the front or rear of the device. It, too, uses magnets, and features smart cover features for automatically waking the display when removed from the front, or automatically launching the camera when the flap covering the camera sensor is removed when attached to the rear. The case folds at 5 different points — one at each corner and straight through the middle — to give you two different viewing angles and to provide for a sturdy prop whenever you are watching video or typing.

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The keyboard folio case comes in your standard black, while the Magic Cover can be had in black, coral amethyst, lime stone, and mint indigo. Both are set to ship November 3rd, which is about the same time Nexus 9 units are expected to leave warehouses for those who’ve pre0rdered one. Head to the Amazon links below to order if you’re interested.

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Nexus 9 pre-orders now up at Best Buy (WiFi+LTE) and HTC (WiFi-only) http://phandroid.com/2014/10/17/nexus-9-best-buy-htc/ http://phandroid.com/2014/10/17/nexus-9-best-buy-htc/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:56:30 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=151335 Nexus-9-fanned

If Amazon isn’t your thing then a couple of new options for placing a pre-order for the Nexus 9 have just opened up. Best Buy is one, with the big box retailer offering up WiFi and LTE models. You can choose between the WiFi-only editions in 16GB or 32GB for $399 and $479 in both Lunar White and Indigo Black, or opt for a 32GB T-Mobile LTE model for a cool $599 (though you’ll only be able to get it in Indigo Black.

HTC also has the device, but they only have the WiFi model in 16GB and 32GB for both colors — that means you’ll have to go through Best Buy if you want the LTE model as Amazon does not carry it either. That, or wait for the tablet to appear on Google Play at some point later today. Head the the source links to play your orders and expect them to ship starting early next week.

[via Best Buy, HTC]

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Amazon has Samsung’s Note 4 unlocked (but you probably won’t be able to stomach the price tag) http://phandroid.com/2014/10/10/galaxy-note-4-amazon/ http://phandroid.com/2014/10/10/galaxy-note-4-amazon/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:03:12 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=150704 galaxy-note-4-front

Amazon may have presented an early opportunity for buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 here in the United States, but you better have pretty deep pockets if you want in. Third party retailer NGP is selling the device for as low as $854.88 unlocked (black version) and up to $904 (gold version). You’ll get the Note 4 as advertised by Samsung, but there are a couple of caveats to note:

  • The device won’t work on Sprint, Verizon or any other CDMA carriers
  • The device is not compatible with any carriers’ 4G LTE networks, though you should be able to hop onto HSPA+ just fine.

That, coupled with such a ludicrous price tag, would probably convince you to hold off. Carriers should be selling their respective versions at considerably cheaper off-contract price tags starting next week so it’s definitely worth waiting if you aren’t dying to have it as soon as possible. If your pockets are fat and you want to make them even fatter with the addition of this 5.7-inch beast then be our guest. Find the purchase links straight ahead.

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Unlocked Moto G (2014) heads to Best Buy for $179 http://phandroid.com/2014/10/07/moto-g-2014-best-buy/ http://phandroid.com/2014/10/07/moto-g-2014-best-buy/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:52:06 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=150352 moto-g-back-hero

It didn’t take long for you to get your hands on one of the most powerful affordable phones to drop this year. Best Buy is now selling the Moto G 2014 for $180 unlocked, meaning you won’t have to sign a contract or jump through hoops to get it.

The device was reviewed favorably by Kevin Krause, though its lack of 4G may be off-putting for many. We’re sure Motorola has plans to launch an LTE-equipped model like they did for last year’s variant, but it may be some time before we see that (and we expect it to cost a bit more, as well). But if HSPA+ 3G is fine for you and you need a new inexpensive smartphone to have a go with, the Moto G can’t be a bad choice. It’s available in either black or white using the links straight ahead.

[Best Buy Black | White]

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“Stone Leather” Moto 360 quietly creeps into Best Buy http://phandroid.com/2014/09/25/stone-leather-moto-360/ http://phandroid.com/2014/09/25/stone-leather-moto-360/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:04:25 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=149751 stone leather moto 360 2

A new color option for the Moto 360 seems to have found its way to Best Buy’s store shelves. You can now order the Stone Leather version of the watch, which is a few shades of grey lighter than the original grey model.

Everything else should be just as it’s always been on the Moto 360 — a circular smart watch with some questionable hardware inside. But oh, does it look so good. You can buy one from Best Buy’s site for the standard going price of about $250, and don’t forget to read our review to see whether or not it’s worth the money.

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Deal: Amazon has up to 60% off SanDisk microSD and SD cards today only http://phandroid.com/2014/09/08/sandisk-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/09/08/sandisk-amazon-deal/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:07:02 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=148546 sandisk-64gb-microsd

Amazon has another great deal up for those looking for cheap memory. SanDisk’s catalog of tiny memory products — including flash drives, microSD cards — are up for grabs for up to 60% off today only. Phone users in particular will no doubt be interested in the collection of microSD cards available:

And for those with Chromebooks and the few tablets out there with full-sized SD card slots:

SanDisk also has a cool 64GB microUSB drive with USB OTG support for Android phones and tablets. It usually runs $50 but today’s sale brings it down to $29.99. Not a bad price if it’s something you’ve had your eye on. These deals don’t sound too bad so be sure to take advantage at the retailer’s site before the day expires.

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Charge 13 gadgets at once with this $8 USB Hub http://phandroid.com/2014/08/14/usb-hub-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/08/14/usb-hub-amazon-deal/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:03:34 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=146816 13-port usb hub

Gadget lovers will understand the frustration: you go to plug in a gadget to charge or transfer data only to realize that you’ve suddenly run out of USB ports. Before you know it you’re swapping chords and chargers left, right, and upside down until your whole life is a tangled mess. Why not eliminate that pain altogether?

Amazon’s latest round of GoldBox Lightning Deals puts a 13-port USB hub on sale for just $8.75. It’s a simple little brick that can plug into any standard USB 2.0 port, and should you find the need to charge your gadgets without a computer you can pick up a 3.5mm DC cable to use with a wall outlet. The device also has its own dedicated on/off switch in case you want to cut or conserve power without having to unplug everything.

Unfortunately this doesn’t support USB 3.0 speeds, but at such a steal of a price we don’t have much room to complain. The swath of good reviews for the device don’t hurt, either. The lightning deal only lasts for about 5 hours (from the time of this posting) or until all stock is sold so you’ll have to move fast or miss out (buy it here!). Let us know if you’ll be “in for 1″ in the comments below!

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Deal: Best Buy has the Moto G 4G LTE for $180 (that’s $40 off) http://phandroid.com/2014/08/04/moto-g-best-buy-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/08/04/moto-g-best-buy-deal/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:59:03 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=146142 moto-g-3

Best Buy has put on a pretty decent sale for the 4G-equipped Moto G if you’re looking for an inexpensive smartphone. They’ve chopped $40 off its usual price of $220, bringing it down to $180. That’s the same MSRP for the 3G-only version that originally launched, so we’d say this is a pretty good opportunity to get the most for your money if you need an entry-level smartphone.

The Moto G has a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.5-inch 720p display, 8GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 32GB via microSD), a 5 megapixel rear camera with a 1.3 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS w/ GLONASS, a 2,070 mAh battery and more.

The device also comes with 50GB of Google Drive storage for at least two years, and comes with a lightly customized version of Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. There aren’t many better values in tech at the moment so be sure to take advantage as soon as possible if you’ve been eyeing Motorola’s best selling device of all time.

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Deal: up to 50% off Transcend memory from Amazon.com today only http://phandroid.com/2014/07/31/amazon-transcend-microsd-sale/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/31/amazon-transcend-microsd-sale/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:04:07 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145957 transcend logo

Quick heads-up on a deal for those of you in the market for cheap memory. Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is putting Transcend’s silicon on sale at up to 50% off for the entire day, but you’ll only have today to take advantage. Highlights include a 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSD card for $13.99, down from its usual $37.40. The 64GB version of that same card is $28.99, down from its usual cost of $49.99.

There are an assortment of other storage options available at discounted prices, including 64GB and 128GB full-sized SD cards that write at 60 megabytes per second costing $37.99 and $79.99, respectively.

Transcend’s brand doesn’t carry quite the same weight as Sandisk, Samsung or Sony, but they still offer a solid product that not many have complained about. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on them if you feel these prices are too good to pass up. The full suite of goods can be browsed at Amaozn’s site right here if you’re interested.

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Deal: get a refurbished Nexus 7 2013 for $140 today only http://phandroid.com/2014/07/30/nexus-7-woot-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/30/nexus-7-woot-deal/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:53:18 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145883 New Nexus 7 hand wm

The Nexus 7 2013 is still one fine tablet despite it being outclassed by more juicy options in recent weeks. If you don’t mind having one that may have been owned by someone else at one point in the past Woot is giving you a chance to get it on the cheap. For the next 12 hours you can grab a 2013 Nexus 7 for just $140. It’s refurbished, sure, but my experience with refurbished units has always been painless (and there’s a 90 day standard warranty directly through ASUS if you have you have any doubts).

The 7-inch tablet features 1920 x 1200 resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, NFC, 5 megapixel rear camera with a 1.2 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

And while Woot’s listing shows it as having Android 4.3 out of the box, we’re sure it won’t take much for you to hook it up to WiFi and accept an upgrade to KitKat over-the-air. Not a bad deal if you’re in the market for a tablet, but you’ll want to act soon as it’s only guaranteed to be in stock until the end of the day or until stock runs out, whichever comes first.

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Grab the Amazon Fire Phone from Amazon and AT&T starting today http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/buy-amazon-fire-phone/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/buy-amazon-fire-phone/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:17 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145606 amazon-fire-phone-books

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your Amazon Fire Phone from Amazon and had it shipped to your doorstep, you can grab yours from a couple of different places as soon as today. You’ll be able to stop into AT&T retail locations nationwide if you’re the type to need to feel a smartphone before you walk away with it.

Like any smartphone by Ma Bell, you’ll be able to grab it for $0 down through AT&T Next so long as you don’t mind paying a monthly balance until you’ve paid the full off-contract price of the phone. The 32GB version can be had for $27.09 per month for 18 months, while the 64GB version steps up to about $31.25. Each option is available under a two-year contract structure, of course, costing $200 and $300, respectively.

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Amazon wants to change the way you find information about all the products you come into contact with using the Amazon Fire Phone’s Firefly feature. Whether you want to check prices for a book or CD you come across or you just want to learn more information about a painting or landmark you come across in your travels, Firefly’s expansive database is likely to have all the information you need. Of course, their end goal is to get you to buy as many of those products as you can… with them.

The most interesting thing about Firefly, though, is how developers can hook into it. For instance, if you snap a photo of a poster of Orange is the new Black, Firefly could potentially tap the Amazon app to bring the series up for you to begin watching immediately. It’s pretty interesting stuff that we’re going to get down and dirty with in our full review in the days to come.

Other unique features of the Fire Phone include Dynamic Perspective, an experience powered by four cameras that lets you manipulate your phone by tilting your phone and your head. For instance, scrolling through a web page can be done by simply tilting the phone up or down. The maps app could reveal a different angle of a street depending on which way you tilt your phone. There’s also the usual Amazon goods such as X Ray, Second Screen and that all important Mayday button should you ever need help with the device.

Don’t forget that you’ll be entitled to a free year of Amazon Prime (movies, TV shows, music, book rentals and discounted shipping) and $10 in Amazon Coins to use on apps and games should you buy one. Quite a bit of value if I do say so myself. You can order one from Amazon or AT&T, or just stop into your AT&T store to do your shopping in person. Let us know if you’ll be picking one up!

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Deal: Best Buy offering $100 gift card on $0 down LG G3 from Sprint, AT&T or Verizon http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/best-buy-lg-g3-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/25/best-buy-lg-g3-deal/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:09 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145599 LG-G3-Hero

Best Buy has one of the best deals we’ve seen yet for the LG G3 if you’re in the market for one. You can get the phone for $0 down on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint through each company’s respective payment programs (AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and Sprint Easy Pay). That’s nothing special by itself, but perhaps the $100 Best Buy gift card that’ll come with the phone will get you to consider buying through the big box retailer.

Best Buy makes sure to emphasize that this offer will only apply to “well-qualified buyers,” which means you’ll probably need a decent line of credit to be able to take advantage. The other caveat is that these retailers usually tie you to the account for six months unless you’re willing to eat a hefty early cancellation fee, though that shouldn’t be much of an issue if you plan to stick with the LG G3 for quite some time.

While yesteryear’s LG flagship was a huge first step in turning public opinion about LG’s smartphone prowess, the LG G3 was the definitive stake in the heart of any naysayer. The phone impressed the hair off Kevin Krause with him noting in our LG G3 review that it is perhaps the best phone they’ve ever created, and that it certainly can stand up to the stiff competition by HTC and Samsung. Be sure to read that review if you need a solid opinion before jumping into this deal. You can head into your local Best Buy store to take advantage if you eventually decide to take the plunge.

[via Best Buy]

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You can now buy LG G Pad 10.1 in the US via Best Buy http://phandroid.com/2014/07/23/lg-g-pad-10-best-buy/ http://phandroid.com/2014/07/23/lg-g-pad-10-best-buy/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:08:46 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=145482 lg-g-pad-10-1

Tablet shoppers who wouldn’t mind toting LG’s latest 10-inch offering might want to plan a trip to Best Buy. The LG G Pad 10.1 is now available from the big box retailer in 16GB flavoring for as little as $250. That’ll get you a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera and more.

The software features Android 4.4 KitKat and some of the features you’ve seen on LG’s phones like Knock Code, Q Pair 2.0 and QuickRemote. The tablet isn’t amazing, but for its inexpensive asking price and solid features it could be a nice option for anyone in the market. Best Buy has the goods right here.

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Deal: Get $20 off LG’s ChromeBase computer from Amazon http://phandroid.com/2014/06/30/lg-chromebase-amazon-deal/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/30/lg-chromebase-amazon-deal/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:48:55 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=143934 lg chromebase

Looking for a new desktop all-in-one that doesn’t break the bank? LG’s ChromeBase is already a decent deal in that regard, but it got a bit better with a sale Amazon’s put on. You can get $20 off its typical cost, bringing us from  $349.99 to $329.99. $20 might no be the steep eye-opener that pushes you over the edge, but it’s still worth considering a purchase if you need a desk-bound all-in-one without many frills.

The ChromeBase features Intel’s Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz, and also features 2GB of RAM, a 22-inch 1080p display, 16GB of flash storage, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1X USB 3.0 port, and 802.11 a/b/g WiFi. It weights a whopping 9.5 pounds, though that’s expected for a device that’s not meant to be carried on your back or in your lap. Last we checked the ChromeBase came with the standard 100GB of Google Drive storage space for two years if that 16GB isn’t enough for you.

Chrome is bound to become a very viable operating system despite its roots as a browser-based platform. Many apps are beginning to incorporate offline modes, and Google announced forthcoming functionality that allows Android apps to run natively on Chrome OS. It certainly wouldn’t be a bad purchase for your average student, light user or anyone who doesn’t need to do any heavy lifting.

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Amazon Deal: up to 70% off Sony SD cards, microSD cards and USB drives http://phandroid.com/2014/06/27/sony-memory-amazon-sale/ http://phandroid.com/2014/06/27/sony-memory-amazon-sale/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:19:19 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=143865 Sony-Building-Logo-600x450

In case you haven’t taken care of your memory needs during Amazon’s billion other Gold Box sales here’s another opportunity. Sony’s silicon is being offered up cheap today, with SD cards, microSD cards, and USB drives going for as much as 70% off. Here’s a full list of what’s on tap:

SD Cards

MicroSD Cards

USB Flash Drives

Whew, that’s a lot. There should be enough here for any of your needs, whether that’s a microSD card for your phone, a full-sized SD card for your tablet or Chromebook, or even double-sided USB drives for transferring data between multiple smartphones, computers and tablets. The deal won’t be lasting past the end of the day so get in on it before it’s too late!

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