Posts tagged with: Pricing
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    With several Asian parts manufacturers heavily reliant on Apple's business for sales revenue and a downward trend in sales for the iPhone set to continue for at least the next three months, we may either see Infinite Loop harvesting reduced product margins or the end of the standard $649 iPhone. Digitimes is reporting that manufacturers are refusing to cater to Apple's requests for lower lot prices. The company has been asking parts makers for up to a 20 percent discount as general iPhone unit sales fell 15 percent last quarter compared with last year and orders came in some 30 percent ...

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    Smartwatches continue to pick up steam across continents and populations, but sometimes, you just need a break from it all. Something more analog, something more simple. Martian has a few watches going for them while Chronos is almost ready to ship out their first anywatch add-ons. Meizu joins their ranks with its Mix. It has an analog watchface, but the innards are nowhere near analog: a vibration motor and LED for alerts, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to a smartphone, a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a 270mAh battery for up to 240 days of continuous use. Who knew a displayless device needed ...

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    Verizon made some changes to its plan pricing recently and added some features that T-Mobile and Sprint have had for a while. Starting August 21, it's AT&T's turn to shuffle around its Mobile Share Value plans. The Death Star's new Mobile Share Advantage plans will get rid of data overage fees and introduce overage throttling, stunting your connection speeds to 128kbps if you happen to hop over your limit for the month. The company points out that its Rollover Data feature is still here — letting you use your unused data for an extra billing cycle — and still free, unlike Verizon's ...

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    LG has pushed out so many X phones recently — reasonably priced devices straddling the budget and mid-range sectors with a certain hardware or software specialty. In the case of the X power, it's a decent phone with a big 'ol 4,100mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0. Other than that we're looking at an 8-megapixel main camera, 16GB of storage and 1.5GB RAM with a quad-core processor. So, AT&T prepaid brand Cricket Wireless has decided to take it on, starting sales August 26 at $159.99 plus tax with a new plan activation. Those porting their number over to Cricket can get $30 off that ...

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    Sprint's second attempt at ending two-year contracts will be finished in about a week, if this leak is anything to go by. The number four carrier put the hammer down on contracts in January before bringing them back at the end of February. It then decided to take a more gradual sunset to the payment option by not offering contracts to new customers in May. Well, PhoneArena has the second half of the program in an obtained memo, saying that phones bought in-store with a new line or on upgrade won't be on contract starting August 26. Leasing and monthly installment plans will be the norm. ...

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    With the HTC Vive getting an early advantage against the Oculus Rift on global sales, it's now time to see if the waiting has paid off. The Facebook-owned company has announced that pre-orders are up across the UK, France, Germany and Canada for its spotlight VR headset. Bundled along with the product is platformer "Lucky's Tale" and, of course, a media marketplace called the Oculus Store. Currys, John Lewis and GAME, along with London-based Harrods will stock the Rift in the UK while FNAC has France covered. MediaMarkt and Saturn will have the products in-store as well. You can order ...

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    Miami-based BLU usually flies under the radar when compared to the bigger names, but you'll see them on Amazon if you're looking for cheap, good value smartphones and you'll hear about a new phone or two every so often. This one's a little different. The company's publicizing a giveaway on its social media channels for the Pure XR, a phone that has 4GB of RAM and... not much else. At least, not much BLU's willing to tell us before it officially launches on August 29 for $299 — though there's a chance as with prior BLU releases that an early bird discount may come into play. You may infer ...

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    From our friends at the T-Mobile subreddit, we're getting word about some more Friends for the LG V20. Yep, that render we saw told a little too much about some potential modules coming into "Play". A poster who claims to have leaked some Galaxy Note 7 bonuses has decided to do it again for the V20. Based on a document they saw, — no visuals on the device — customers can start pre-ordering for the phone on September 14 and redeem one of three bonuses for doing so: "Extra battery and Enhanced Hand Grip" "Memory Module Attachment" A year of Hulu and three VUDU rentals — a T-Mobile ...

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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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    Maybe the $99 ZTE ZMAX PRO was a little too rich for your blood? Okay, maybe, but you know what'd make a great burner phone on MetroPCS? The Alcatel TRU. It's $29 and it gets the job done with a Snapdragon 210 and 1GB of RAM powering a 5-inch FWVGA display. There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel one in front and you'll store pictures within the 8GB of internal storage and up to 32GB more via microSD. Alcatel tops it off with a 2,000mAh battery, Android Lollipop and a "soft noir faux leather back". Again, you'll be tied to Metro for the ride, — though as a prepaid ...

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    You have to feel bad for Microsoft every so often when the NFL tries to use its Surface tablets to (but not for the direct purpose of) our amusement. But sometimes, you get a little kickback for all the embarrassments you've had to suffer. In this case, it's the NFL letting Microsoft go crazy with its team logomarks to deliver Surface Pro 4 Type Covers with all 32 teams getting some rep on top of a grey canvas. Thanks @Microsoft for the new @Surface and #Steelers Type Cover. Can't wait to put them to use this season! pic.twitter.com/0mj0uLZomd — Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) July 21, ...

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    If you want something sleek, very portable and a treat to run Windows 10 on, you've got a few options. A new one has just arrived at in the United Kingdom and it's called the Huawei Matebook. Unfortunately, as with most of these new-fangled convertible tablets, you're going to need to pay up. Currys sells two models: the first runs on an Intel Core m3 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and costs £749.99. The other model doubles the size of both memory bays and upgrades the processor to a Core m5. This one's fetching £999.99. As usual, these prices are large markups from ...

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    Watchmaker Fossil has been one of the more progressive and aggressive legacy companies (well, 1984 is "legacy" enough for us) to march into the wearable tech era. It acquired Misfit to get a jumpstart on fitness trackers and it even came out with the Android Wear-powered Q Founder. Well, the Q Founder is getting two partners this month — the Q Wander and Q Marshal. The big difference between the two? The Wander (right) has a curvier, well-finished case with "artfully sculpted" wire lugs while the Marshal's (left) case is more rugged. Straps are interchangeable and dial designs are ...

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    The Moto Z will soon be off of its Verizon exclusivity period and we're already expecting to pay just a bit more than what customers on Big Red will pay for an unlocked version. We're now finding out what two of Canada's carriers are pricing the phone, courtesy of MobileSyrup, and it's another slight uptick from the expected unlocked price. Full retail price of the standard Moto Z will come to some 899.99 CAD or 684 USD — that's a 10 percent premium on Verizon's full pricing. The outlet has been able to confirm that Bell will kick its sales off in early September, supposedly along ...

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    For the past while, Ting has been twisting and transforming itself (thanks in part to new competition) from providing a simple a la carte prepaid service based off of Sprint's network to carrying both major US GSM networks as well. Now, it's bringing down its data pricing to $10 per gigabyte from a rate of $15. That's for data beyond the 2GB level ($20, down from $29). If you're curious, the first gigabyte is now $16, $3 less than before. Ultimately, if you end up using more than 2GB, you'd be basically paying as much as Project Fi users do. Here's the t(h)ing: calls, texts and data are ...

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    Want the HTC brand in your pocket? Can't afford a 10 out of 10? Maybe you should take a look at the Desire 530. It's the only Desire out of all the new ones introduced earlier this year to come to the states. And it's come again, this time to Verizon. Big Red has the phone at its postpaid service for $144 or a monthly $6 over two years. It's $16 less expensive than what T-Mobile's offering it for. Better yet, upgrade your line and you can get it for $94 or just about $4 a month. And the best bit is if you're adding a line to your account, the Desire 530's just a measly $2 a month. If you ...

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    You know how sequels should theoretically be "upgrades" to their predecessors? According to one source, we should be expecting a downgrade this year from the LG V10 for the V20. And if you prefer not to believe that, we have another rumored spec sheet for those thankful of the status quo. Let's tackle the numbers we're getting from the Seoul Economic Daily, first. The publication is getting word from its insiders that while it expects the Snapdragon 820 to be in there, there's a question of variance. There seems to be one model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other gets 4GB ...

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    We're too used to zero down and no interest in this world of equipment installment plans. Big, beautiful, premium phones costing $600, $700, maybe even $800 going for $35 per month, a fee to be added to your service bill for two long years. Easy as pie, right? When T-Mobile opened up pre-sales of the Galaxy Note 7, it decided to put a lid on monthly installments — $32.50 a month. But it came at an upfront cost of $69.99. Even for great-credit buyers. A down payment for a big ticket phone? In this day and age? How inconceivable! Well, after enough prodding, the Un-carrier has decided to ...

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    We already have a good idea of how much a Moto Z is worth. At least, what it's worth to Verizon. That carrier still wields exclusive DROID versions of both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force on the whole world. The former is being sold for $624 while the other is $720. Usually, though, when things go unlocked (or SIM-free for the lot of you familiar with that term), the price can also take an upward jab, too. UK reseller Clove Technology has made its sales plans public for the SIM-free Moto Z (no Force just yet) and it includes stocking the big Moto Mods already out, including the JBL ...

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    "The world's first USB-C sport earphones with noise cancellation and adaptive noise control," the ones that got launched about four months ago with the HTC 10, are finally for sale. JBL's Reflect Aware C earbuds are being sold only at HTC for the moment. The Harman-owned audio hardware maker does sell its regular Reflect Aware earphones with Lightning jack. Both are touted as sweat-proof and with 14.8mm dynamic drivers. And yes, both cost $199.95. It's a pretty powerful package for a pretty penny. Source: HTC, JBL Via: The Verge

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    Update: Updated with specifications. One fitness company flying under the mobile circles' radars is Polar. And there's good reason: all the products it has been putting out compete more along the lines of Garmin and Fitbit. The big ace it has up its sleeve, though, is its optical heart rate sensors. The Finnish company figures that it can put that technology to good use with its first Android Wear device, the M600. The watch starts at the sensor, which is just six LEDs. Apparently just six LEDs have become pretty reliable aids in scanning heart rate. We'll have to see how it compares to ...

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    Sprint has yet to announce anything regarding the Galaxy Note 7. Perhaps US Cellular might want to step into the space for a quick second. Being the fifth largest postpaid carrier in the US, its clout might not be up to, say, Verizon's par, but it can drive a deal if it wants to. With that said, we now know that the full price of the Note 7 will be $834 — that undercuts T-Mobile's pricing by $15. The carrier has installment plans lasting over 30, 24 or 20 months, so payments will range between $27.80 and $41.70. US Cellular is also promoting Samsung's offer of a free Gear Fit 2 or 256GB ...

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    Eventually, European carriers will be getting the Galaxy Note 7. It doesn't seem like it right now, though. Both O2 and EE are registering customer interest, but it's not clear when the phablet will be coming to them nor what their prices are going to be. Leave it to Clove to tell a little bit more, though not much more. The unlocked phone expects to take shipments of the SIM-free Note 7 starting September 2 or so with an expected cost of £699 or about $934 — about a 10 percent premium on the US carriers' prices. It's not clear if the United Kingdom will see all four colors of the ...

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    We just got done telling you about AT&T's price tag and bundles for the Galaxy Note 7. Now, let us walk to T-Mobile and talk about its orders of business with the new Samsung phablet. Oh yeah, and of course the company's lead product specialist Desmond Smith wants to unbox this thing — his way. Pre-orders for the Note 7 start from tonight at midnight Eastern at the Un-carrier's website for the 64GB model and will go on until sales officially kick off on August 19. The Blue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium colors will be available. In terms of cash money, the full monty's at ...

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    Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the full retail price of the phone as $695. It is $880. AT&T is offering an account credit of $695 if customers buy a second, eligible Galaxy smartphone. Pocketnow regrets the error. If you've been following the rumors regarding the wheelings and dealings of carriers carrying the all-new Galaxy Note 7, you'll likely not be surprised at the United States's number two network making its pitch. Starting tomorrow, customers on AT&T can pre-order the Galaxy Note 7 in Blue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium at the price of $880. ...

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