Tag: Radio Shack
On October 29th, Google postponed the event in which it was supposed to launch few new Nexus products, but the event was cancelled last moment, thanks to hurricane Sandy. Nevertheless, Google went ahead and launched the products on the same day without much fanfare, and the newly launched products include the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet and much popular LG Nexus 4 smartphone.
Apart from the 10” tablet and a new Nexus smartphone, Google also unveiled an updated version of Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus 7 32 gig version and 32 gig + 3G version. We all know how popular the Nexus 7 tablet is. The 7” tablet is built by Google in collaboration with very popular Asian technology titan, ASUS. When initially launched, the 8 gig version was priced at $199 and the 16 gig version was priced at $249.
The 8 gig version is indeed too low on memory, and if you are one of those who likes to carry reasonable amount of music and videos when going around, Nexus 7 8 gig won’t be meeting your data space requirements. You may be thinking that you can always use microSD card slot to extend the memory capacity of the tablet, but unlike most of the Android tablets out there, Nexus 7 doesn’t have a microSD card slot. Yes, the hardware of microSD card slot may be cheap, but the $15 licensing fee that the manufacture has to pay Microsoft for licensing exFAT file system isn’t, and that pretty much explains why Google doesn’t include the card slot in its Nexus products which are intended to be sold at very low price point.
The Nexus 7 is already the cheapest no-compromise fully featured tablet, and the price point which it is sold at, you get more than what you expect. When Google launched the 32 gig version, it decided to phase out the 8 gig version which was being sold at $199 then. Google replaced the 8 gig version with 16 gig edition, and yes, the 16 gig edition costs $199 on the PlayStore. The newly launched 32 gig version now retails at $249 on the PlayStore. The $249 price tag for 32 gig Nexus 7 is value for money, but what if I said you can get it for cheaper? Yes, you can pick your 32 gig Nexus 7 from RadioShack for $229 only! RadioShack has apparently started a coupon code deal that brings the value of gadgets down by $20, and for the already affordable Nexus 7, it’s a great news.
According to the RMN20 coupon code, the customer is eligible for a $20 price cut on any gadgets costing $125 or more, so the offer is not limited to Nexus 7, but 32 gig Nexus 7 for $229 is the best deal around. Lastly, don’t confuse this device with 32 gig Nexus 7 + 3G as the deal is for the 32 gig version which won’t be including 3G radio. What are your thoughts on the deal? Are you grabbing one for yourself?
Verizon has a bunch of great Android phones coming out between now and the holidays. The Samsung Stratosphere is believed to be an Epic 4G styled device with a slide out qwerty keyboard on Verizon’s 4G/LTE network. The HTC Vigor is said to be the replacement for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon Wireless’ flagship 4G/LTE device.
If a leak from Radio Shack to Droid-Life is legit (and we’ve seen many “fake” retailer sheets but Kellex isn’t known for originating them so it’s probably legit), then Radio Shack could release the Samsung Stratosphere as early as October 6th. The same leak also suggests that the Vigor will come out on October 20th. Unwired is quick to point out that the HTC device is listed by it’s code name “Vigor” and not the Droid Incredible HD, it’s rumored retail launch name.
Radio Shack was very vocal last month when announcing that Verizon Wireless would replace the shelf space that had been set aside for T-Mobile in Radio Shack stores. Naturally, Verizon Wireless is an excellent carrier to add to your repertoire. Take that and couple it with the fact that since the T-Mobile merger announcement customers have been leery of purchasing a new T-Mobile phone on contract and you get this.
Radio Shack has announced via their official social media channels that all T-Mobile phones are free with a new two year contact, including the new T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide and the HTC Sensation 4G, two of this summer’s hottest devices.
Although there’s no official end date for this promotion, we are hearing that it’s going to be this way until September 15th when Verizon Wireless takes over. We’ve also heard that replenishment is about to dry up if it hasn’t already and Radio Shack stores will finish selling through what’s left in their distribution centers.
Radio Shack announced this morning that they were going to start selling Verizon Wireless post-paid and prepaid products and services. This change will occur on September 15th. The catch, Radio Shack will stop selling T-Mobile post-paid and prepaid products and services on September 14th.
This news comes on the heels of Radio Shack reporting a 53% net income slide from the same quarter last year. It may also be a result of the pending AT&T and T-Mobile merger. It’s no secret that since the proposed merger announcement in March T-Mobile has seen a huge decline in sales, even at their corporate store locations. Some of their corporate stores have turned into cell phone ghost towns.
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The LG Thrill was originally announced at CTIA and even on display at an AT&T press event during the conference. However as Engadget points out AT&T had much bigger news at CTIA than any phone, or tablet coming to the network. Now AT&T is preparing to release the LG Thrill, known in the rest of the world as the LG Optimus 3D.
We’ve actually had an Optimus 3D in the office since May and it’s a really great device. Check out our video below and if you’re on AT&T and want a 3D Android with a Texas Instruments dual channel OMAP 4 processor, head into your neighborhood Radio Shack and pre-order one today. If you want to pick one up you’ll have to wait until August 7th.
On the stage at the recent All Things Digital D9 Conference, Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, said that he wished Nokia would have gone with Android and hopes that if something changes they still have a shot. Schmidt cited Nokia’s success in some foreign markets that Google would like Android to be in, as the reason for wanting Nokia to become an Android Licensee.
Shortly after the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone 7 partnership was announced, right before Mobile World Congress, Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini made no bones about saying that Nokia should have also gone with Android. However the main in charge (and implanted by Microsoft) Stephen Elop, chose Microsoft, probably because of the billions of dollars involved in the deal.
Well Friday David at Tmonews was given a tip about the screenshot above. Obviously Radio Shack agrees with both Schmidt and Otellini and has decided to take matters into their own hands. As you can see the Nokia Astound is front and center in an Android focused home page from radioshack.com. Of course by now the error has been corrected and it’s not really that they want Nokia to have Android. It was an error by their art department (who wants Nokia to have Android)
The HTC Evo 3D is one of the most highly anticipated devices coming out this year. Since it’s release at CTIA in March we’ve been eagerly awaiting the official release date. Yesterday, Sprint sent out a press release talking about all the great entertainment and media that will be featured on the device.
This morning, Phandroid posted the above picture of a Radio Shack add. Radio Shack has been quietly allowing customers to pre-order the follow up to the HTC Evo 4G at it’s stores. In this add they show that the pre-orders will arrive on June 24th.
Like most high end Android devices, there have been a slew of expected and rumored release dates from June 4th, June 8th, July 10th and everything in between. Radio Shack has it clearly earmarked for June 24th.
In the past we’ve seen Best Buy ads with release dates that haven’t happened but we don’t seem to have anything disputing the Radio Shack date. As Phandroid reports June 23 is also the day that the promotion to trade in any phone for $125 credit ends. Also one of our Sprint ninja’s suggests that June 24th is the first date for the newest rebate cards.
The only other scenario which might change the release date is if Sprint/HTC decides to give Radio Shack a couple days of exclusivity or vice versa, we’ll see though.
Are you getting a Green Hornet packed HTC Evo 3D?
Radio Shack is offering one hell of a deal regarding the HTC EVO 3D. At the moment Radio Shack is offering the HTC EVO 3D for the price of $199 on contract of course or you can pick one up off contract for $500. However, as you see from the image they are also offering a awesome deal for owners of the old school EVOs. Now when you take your EVO Shift or your EVO 4G into Radio Shack you can trade them in for a $100 towards your EVO 3D. So obviously if you have an old school EVO you can trade it in for a hundred dollar credit for the EVO 3D and as a bonus if you get it on contract you will only pay $99 for your brand new EVo. Not bad, huh? Of course you can also get the phone off contract for $400 with the credit which isn’t that bad if you have that kind of money to spend. Continue Reading
Over the years 4/20 has been known for some significant things. In some circles it’s a day of herbally enhanced relaxation. Some remember historically that it’s both Hitler’s birthday and the anniversary of Columbine. This year it’s a date thedroidguy is speaking on the topic of Twitter in the windy city. For all of us Android folk, it’s the rebirth, Easter just a few days early this year… The rebirth of “The Sidekick”
Radio Shack tweeted earlier in the day that the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G would come out on April 20th.
This time around the T-Mobile Sidekick is being manufactured by Samsung and it will reunite Android and Andy Rubin with his first project in the mobile space. It was Rubin and his company “Danger” that released the Danger hiptop that was released in the US as the T-Mobile Sidekick.
According to other reports T-Mobile will be launching both the LG T-Mobile G2X and the LG T-Mobile G-Slate also on April 20th. All this and you thought they’d stop releasing new phones.
Lately it seems like the HTC Thunderbolt and the Motorola Atrix 4G are getting all the post CES 4G well, “Thunder”. That changes today as Radio Shack has posted the simulator for the HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T.
If you remember back to the day before CES AT&T held a developers summit in Las Vegas. During the press conference portion of the event AT&T unveiled the Motorola Atrix 4G, the Samsung Infuse and the HTC Inspire 4G. Many think the HTC Inspire 4G is the 4G and US version of the HTC Desire HD which is a flagship phone for many Europeran carriers.
In addition to some basic simulation the Radio Shack website shows off all kinds of tutorials and other great information.
Radio Shack’s Teaser site includes test drives for:
- Google Mobile Services
- Social Networking
The HTC Inspire 4G is expected to reachs stores on February 14th. Thanks to Radio Shack you can take it for a test drive today.