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3 years ago

Costco taking pre-orders for XOOM Wi-Fi; $589.99 and you get a free case

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While most retailers will have the Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM ready to go on March 27, Costco is taking pre-orders now and giving and expected ship date of April 1. So what exactly is the incentive in ordering from them considering you'll be waiting a few extra days to get one? Well, Costco will only charge you $589.99 and toss in a free gel skin case to go along with it. If you're not an impatient person -- that's one hell of a deal. You can place your pre-orders at the Costco website. [Costco via BGR]

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3 years ago

HTC Flyer now available for pre-order in UK, releasing in April

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If you live in the UK, and have been eying the HTC Flyer ever since it debuted at Mobile World Congress, the wait for the device is coming to an end. Online retailer Clove Technology has put the device up for pre-order, and it is set to be released next month. The device carries a price tag of £600, which will get you the 7 inch tablet with 32gb of storage powered by a 1.5GHz processor. So, if you have been waiting, place your pre-order now, and the device will be in your hands at some point next month. [Cnet.uk]

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3 years ago

Take March Madness on the go with PlayOn

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If you are a college basketball fan,  March is probably one of your favorite months, but while unfortunately you are unable to take the whole month off to keep up with the games. This year, the tournament is being broadcasted all over the place, potentially making it rather difficult to ensure you are able to watch your game of preference. PlayOn, which just finally came to Android last month, has announced they are offering one simple way to keep up with all the NCAA action, in just one place.

"Last year we were thrilled to offer PlayOn subscribers access to every game in the NCAA Championship," comments David Karlton, MediaMall Technologies' CTO. “This year we wanted to let hoops fans take March Madness with them. PlayOn still works with your television, but it also works on the most popular devices, including Android Phones, iPads and iPhones.”

The application itself runs with a subscription fee of only $4.99 a month, and they are also offering a 14 day free trial of the services, so be sure to check this out if you don't want to miss out on any of your favorite college hoops action. More information and download links after the break. [Playon]

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3 years ago

Google I/O contest begins; round 1 is finished

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As we all remember, the Google I/O registration sold out this year in only 59 minutes, making it extremely difficult for anyone who wanted to go, but wasn't on the site at the second it opened. Google announced that they would be running a contest to bring another 100 tickets to the table, and the first round ended yesterday. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as you still have nine days, and 90 chances left to win a ticket to the event. Be sure to make note of the start times, as you will only have 30 minutes to submit your answers from the time the contest begins. [@googleio]

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3 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt orders go live on the Verizon Wireless website

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It's time folks. If you've been sitting at your computer waiting for the minutes on the clock to roll over your wait is now over. After many rumored launch dates, delays and seemingly false starts -- the HTC Thunderbolt has now gone live on the Verizon Wireless website and is ready to be delivered direct to your door. As noted previously, purchasing the device straight from Verizon will run you $250 for a two-year contract, $320 for a one-year contract, or $600 $444.99 with no contract.

No matter where you stood in our poll from earlier, a lot of folks are going to be grabbing the HTC Thunderbolt and taking the device as well as 4G LTE for a spin. Until now,  the Verizon 4G LTE network has seen minimal traffic so it'll be interesting to see how it handles the masses. If you're still undecided about the device as a whole, you can check our device page to get the full run down, also be sure to hit up our first-look from CES 2011. If you've already decided and are ready to take the plunge, then jump on the source link to take you on over to the Verizon Wireless website. After that, hop into the forums to brag. [Verizon] PS: Looks like no contract price was dropped to $444.99

*Edit* - Now it is back to $599.99, anyone get one at $444.99?

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3 years ago

Amazon will sell you a HTC Thunderbolt for $180, goes on sale at midnight

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So, apparently some phone called the HTC Thunderbolt is coming out tomorrow. And some people are kind of excited for it for one reason or another. Well, Amazon will help you make the plunge into this LTE thing as they are now offering the TBolt for just $180 when signing up for a new or upgrade two-year contract. It should be noted that Amazon will likely hit you with an extra fee if you ETF, so keep that into account if you are prone to such things.

All jokes aside, pricing straight from Verizon will run you $250 for two-year contract, $320 for one-year contract, or $600 with no contract when the phone goes on sale tonight at midnight. The 4G is so close you can almost taste it. [Amazon Wireless, Twitter (1), (2)]

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3 years ago

Samsung officially brings the Galaxy Player 4 and 5 to the US this spring

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We've seen similar products like this from Samsung in the past and we're about to see some more come this spring. The latest press releases confirms they will indeed be bringing the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 and 5 to the US market. Although no pricing or details were revealed they did drop the specs for us all in the official announcement.

Both the 4" and 5" will come pre-loaded with Android 2.2 Froyo and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Both devices also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, front and rear facing cameras and Skype as well as Flash 10.1. Hit the break for the full press release. [Businesswire via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Thunder, Thunder, Thunderbolt; HTC Shooter looking good [from the forums]

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Finally! The HTC Thunderbolt is rolling into retail locations and users will be able to pick one up for themselves. No more rumored release dates, no more cases showing up in store inventory with no devices available. As a Canadian, I cannot partake in the luxury of grabbing one but I'll certainly be scouring the Android Central forums to get folks opinion on it after it hits the masses. Until then, check out some of the threads below:

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3 years ago

Is the HTC Thunderbolt your next device? [Poll]

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The LONG awaited HTC Thunderbolt is destined to release tomorrow as we found out earlier this week, and we need to know, is this device the one for you. The Android Central Forums have been home to "The Official HTC Thunderbolt Waiting Room", and with over 18,000 views, and nearly 400 replies, we would like to think that users are rather excited about this device. So, let us know, are you still interested, or have the "delays" swayed your decision and opened your curious eyes to a new device? Be sure to let us know what device you will be leaving behind for the Thunderbolt in our forums as well!

Are you getting the HTC Thunderbolt?online surveys

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3 years ago

The HTC Thunderbolts have arrived

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Since the HTC Thunderbolt is going on sale tomorrow, the fact that they're arriving in stores isn't a surprise.  I'm not going to let a little thing like that keep me from showing you guys a few pictures of HTC LTE goodness sitting in the backroom though.  Nothing new to report, just beautiful black boxes ready and waiting for you to show up tomorrow and make one your own.  Two more pictures after the break.  Thanks Anon!

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