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    Presumed dead by the vast majority of industry watchers and financial analysts, as even higher-end, more premium and versatile tablets struggle to survive, the e-book reader tech segment is still alive enough for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo to constantly refresh the Kindle, Nook, and Aura product portfolios. Instead of racing to the bottom, like so many sub-$200 Android slates these days, the Oasis, GlowLight Plus, and now Aura One considerably improve their predecessors’ specifications, with fittingly prohibitive price tags. The Kobo Aura One manages to undercut the thinnest, ...

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    Huawei MateBook sales have kicked off in the UK at a slight premium from the scheduled US pricing. Now, the Microsoft Store is moving to up the ante stateside. In addition to selling the Huawei MateBook at its suggested prices with a free Portfolio Keyboard in either black or a tan (brown) color — a $129 value. That and — this is probably the most important part — you get three months of Hulu for free. It's interesting to note that the tan Portfolio Keyboard is in the box with the UK units. Update: Huawei is taking $100 off Amazon purchases of MateBooks and keyboards. Both promotions ...

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    Ready to hop into the future? Yep, we're talking to you, too, Galaxy S6 owners (unfortunately, not the odd Note 4 peep). Well, Samsung's newest Gear VR headset is ready for you to snap up on Amazon for $99.99. Some distributors have had pre-orders since August 3, but for many US customers, this is the earliest they'll get. Sales officially begin a week from today on August 19. Source: Amazon Via: Phandroid

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    Amazon's logo might represent the things you can get ranging from A to Z, but in order to get some big benefits on one of the company's own products, you best be believing the "B". Both Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond (yep, seriously) are selling the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo and Tap speakers for $50 off. The Echo stands at $130 while the Tap is at $80 for the time being — though we don't know how long this time is. Amazon is still selling these smart speakers at full price. Source: Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond Via: Android Police

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    In a market already dominated by low-cost smartphone brands, where Apple continues to foolishly pursue profits rather than sales volumes, you don’t see a retailer like Amazon slash prices on Android handhelds quite as often as stateside. But from today through Wednesday, August 10, India-based mobile consumers looking for the best doorbuster deals can get popular OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, YU, Motorola, HTC and Honor models even cheaper than usual. Granted, the discounts may not sound massive to American ears, generally ranging from 10 to 50 percent. What we can’t stress enough is the ...

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    You had to have known this was coming. After all, smartwatches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to intelligent wearable technology, with forward-thinking companies, both large and small, recently dabbling in smart shoes, belts, shirts, glasses, various headgear, and so on and so forth. A number of (mildly) intelligent smart bag prototypes were also funded on Kickstarter and tested by a handful of startups, with tech giant Hewlett-Packard now on the verge of breaking such an accessory into the mainstream landscape of smartphone, tablet and laptop-charging carry-ons. ...

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    If you were tempted by B&H’s recent Nexus 6P + Garmin Vivofit 3 bundle deal, which by the way is no longer on the table, but only wanted Google and Huawei’s jumbo-sized phone, ideally at a lower price, you’re in luck today. Amazon and Best Buy take a cool $150 off the 5.7-incher’s list tag in 64GB configuration, with a US warranty included, and if you hurry, you may even be able to choose your favorite color. The former e-tailer has the silver flavor in stock, ready to ship as early as tomorrow, while the gold one requires an “extra 1-2 days to process.” BB promises the ...

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    If there’s one thing mobile consumers have always commended Sony for, in (financial) sickness and health, that’s surely the company’s stubbornness to offer solid compact Xperia models when practically everyone else in the business was adopting larger and larger footprints. But Ultra-branded phablets have enjoyed their time in the spotlight too, starting with the ridiculously jumbo-sized 6.4-inch Z derivation back in 2013. Since then, these beasts mostly lean mid-range, fittingly priced at $400 tops generally. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is the only supersized member of the new ...

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    It’s been obvious for a long time now that tablet vendors need to change their approach and adapt to new consumer requirements if they’re to survive and keep the market afloat. But “while growth in the detachable category is undeniable, slates continue to represent the vast majority of the segment.” That’s one of IDC’s most interesting conclusions in compiling preliminary Q2 2016 global shipment data, and of course, finding Android the industry’s dominant force, with 65 percent sales share. Google and its faithful hardware-making partners have found it difficult of late to ...

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    Recently introduced products on Amazon sometimes have the craziest of discounts applied to them. Kinda like how that Moto G4 got a pre-order discount of a sort and then a discount on top of that discount. Like it's some layer cake or something. If you want a product like that, though, let's be honest: you're not going to complain. So, if you want some huge phone that can take huge selfies, have a look at the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. Yes, we realize that we wrote a piece about it this week. Yes, it's already being discounted on Amazon by some $57.77 or 16 percent to $312.22. But no, you're ...

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    Nothing says "the weekend" like a nice little discount or two. And on Amazon, you've got a few to pick through with the already fine Moto G4. There's a hidden rebate campaign going on right now where if you add on a regular Moto G4 and check out, you'll get an instant $50 off. That takes the 16GB version down to $149.99 and the 32GB one to $179.99. Really milking the pennies for their worth? Get an Amazon Prime Edition Moto G4 — for all the cons it can bring you — and you'll get $25 off when you order. A 16GB variant is $124.99, the 32GB one $154.99. As with most of these promos on ...

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    You can get the Amazon Prime version of the Moto G4 for $50 less than what you'd normally pay for it. The catch was that you'd be getting a ton of Amazon suggestions for things you might buy and all the Amazon apps you can take. So, you think you can just unlock the bootloader and pull a root canal for a new ROM, huh? Not so fast. Motorola's support page lists that particular version of the Moto G4 as not being unlockable. Yep, that's some protection for Amazon right there. The regular version should be unlockable by Motorola, though the disclaimer specifically goes after the Prime edition ...

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    Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and, of course, ZTE’s own US e-store are finally accepting pre-orders for the self-described “first Android smartphone to break away from other flagships with specs that outperform rivals at an unbeatable price.” Said price is $400 after all, not $450, as previously believed, which is indeed pretty amazing for a 5.5-incher that “looks and feels premium at every angle”, supporting Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform off the bat (well, technically, starting in the fall), and packing the best internals currently available. Maybe not a Snapdragon ...

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    At first glance, it feels like we’re dealing with two unrelated pieces of news here today. On one hand, the Auriemma Consulting Group found Samsung Pay to “outscore Apple Pay on a number of metrics” in its latest Mobile Pay Tracker, based on the opinions and usage habits of 2,004 early US digital wallet adopters. On the other, Samsung just kicked off its umpteenth recent promotion, giving sweet $10 Amazon gift cards away to new and old users of the Galaxy-compatible mobile payment service conducting three transactions between July 15 and August 1. But you don’t have to be a rocket ...

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    If you haven’t signed up for an Amazon Prime subscription yet, today’s the day to earn instant exclusive access to Netflix-rivaling video streaming, all the ad-free music you can listen to, unlimited photo storage, Kindle ebooks, and most importantly, an assortment of impressive tech deals no one else is allowed to get in on. That’s right, Prime Day is finally here, and if you thought early $50 discounts on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus were sweet, wait until you hear about the 24-hour-limited Huawei Honor 5X and Nexus 6P markdowns. The Honor 5X, already one of the world’s most appealing ...

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    The entire nation of Japan can probably be characterized as a design hub. They know how to make stuff for humans. But they also know how to make it look interesting and move gracefully, too. When it comes to a kickstand for your Hulu binges (because we miss the days of the HTC EVO phones), a company called MatchNine has put its expertise to practice with a simple looking device called "Ring O". It has an adhesive center pad that can stick on to the back of your phone and detach in an instant with water. and while it could just be a thick stump that makes laying your phone down awkward, ...

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    It’s raining fourth-gen Motorola Moto G deals stateside even before the mid-range 5.5-incher can start shipping to folks who’ve pre-ordered it across retailers like Best Buy, B&H and Amazon. All we have to say to that is “let it rain”, and wonder where do we sign up for the sweetest special offers? As far as the non-Plus, non-fingerprint-recognizing, 2GB RAM-limited, 13MP rear camera configuration goes, it’s either live with sponsored content on your lockscreen and get $50 off the phone’s list price, or pay $200 and up outright, then use a free $50 gift card on subsequent ...

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    Normally, we’d not only be surprised to see a top-tier Android smartphone manufacturer mark down a flagship model mere weeks after its commercial debut. We’d also be psyched to get in on the unusual deal of a lifetime. The thing is, while opinions are split regarding the appeal and quality of the Xperia X and X Performance, everyone seems to agree the two 5-inchers started off at least slightly overpriced. Hence, the best case scenario is the non-Performance X now provides decent bang for your buck following a nationwide $50 reduction. By no means would we call the Snapdragon 650/3GB ...

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    Sprint was the first to be out and about with a monthly version of Amazon Prime before Amazon itself put it out there. The option for it to be billed on top of your other monthly service fees made it convenient in its own way. And if you really doubt that, why not sign up this month and take a free spin at it, huh? The $10.99 monthly charge will be waived for the first 60 days of your use and you can feel free to cancel at anytime. And sure, there's the whole argument to be made about a slightly cheaper lump sum versus a more convenient and digestible financing option, but as consumers who ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    If you had predicted a few years back that Amazon would achieve (far) more mainstream success with a quirky cylindrical smart speaker than a “groundbreaking” 3D smartphone, you probably risked ending up in a mental institution. But indeed, the e-commerce giant and part-time device manufacturer triumphed in the unlikely, nay, outlandish mission to put voice controls over hundreds of popular services inside a contraption also capable of wirelessly playing music from synched handhelds and tablets. The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo is so in vogue that a recent trivial discount was reason for ...

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    For a few years now, Amazon has been selling Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets at unbeatable prices with so-called “special offers.” These are generally non-intrusive sponsored screensavers and ads pushed to your devices when not in actual use, which you can always choose to ignore, currently shaving $15 off the MSRPs of the Fire HD 8 and HD 10, for instance. Given the win-win nature of the arrangement, it was only a matter of time until the e-tailer decided to expand it to third-party products. Enter today an “exclusive pricing” deal for Prime members interested in the BLU R1 HD ...

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    It's been a few weeks since Windows Phone owners have been able to download the Amazon app. We now know that Amazon's planning on retiring the app. In-app prompts are telling users that the Windows Phone app will be retired on July 25 and that they should instead go to the mobile website. Amazon has yet to release a Windows 10 app, though its Audible subsidiary has for PC and Mobile. Source: Windows Central Via: MSPoweruser

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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    Sure, there's nothing wrong with reading on a tablet, unless you're like some of us that prefer the feel of a real book. For that in particular, I'm always inclined to recommend a Kindle, mainly because it nails a ton of the peace of mind you look for in a book, like a glare-free experience, enough power to read for weeks, etc. If you want to give a Kindle a try, Amazon just made some changes. The company has just announced a revamp to its entry level Kindle. It doesn't really change much when it comes to design, with the exception of offering a white model along with the typical black ...

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