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Sony Xperia Z Ultra pre-order from Newegg now open

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Newegg, the e-commerce giant, has opened the Sony Xperia Z Ultra pre-order.The phablet’s C6802 variant, which supports 3G, is priced at $699.99. For an additional $30, one can get the C6806 variant, which supports 4G LTE connectivity. Both variants of the Sony Xperia Z are available in black, white, and purple from Newegg.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra pre-order
Sony Xperia Z Ultra pre-order

Consumers who avail of the device are entitled to free shipping. The Sony Xperia Z is scheduled to begin shipping on October 14, 2013. The devices are covered by Newegg.com’s Unlocked Cell Phone Return Policy, and may be refunded or replaced. Furthermore, they are covered by a 30-day warranty period for parts and labor.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra C6802 3G

The 3G variant of the phablet supports both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G bands. Likewise, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and Wi-Fi hotspot. It features Androi 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Chipset, Adreno 330 GPU, 16 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 64 GB. For its display, it flaunts a 6.4-inch capacitive touchscreen panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The primary camera has an 8 MP sensor, 16X zoom, autofocus, and 1080p HD video capture. Also on board is a 2MP 1080p secondary camera. The device is powered by a 3050mAh lithium ion battery that promises up to 16 hours of talk time and 820 hours of standby time. The device is also dust- and water-proof, with IP58 certification, as well as water-resistant. NFC, Geotagging, TV-out, predictive text input, and HTML5 are some of the other features available.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra C6806 4G LTE

The 4G LTE variant is compatible with the following carriers: AT&T 2G/3G, T-Mobile 2G/3G, Rogers, and Fido. It shares many of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra C6802’s features and specifications.

Click here or here to visit Newegg’s Sony Xperia Z Ultra preorder pages.

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Tesla failed to meet 2012 delivery expectations, Model S production behind schedule

Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker recently admits its failure to meet this year’s delivery expectations for its Model S sporty hatchback. Because of this, the company is once again going through its year revenue guidance and short term production marks.

Basing on the company’s production goals, analysts had initially forecasted Tesla to generate around $80 million in third-quarter sales but because of the delay, the firm is revising it down between $44 million and $46 million, instead.

Tesla Motors Inc., in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday disclosed its failure to meet prior goal of producing 400 Model S vehicles per week, due to some supplier issues. This lag thus put the company roughly five weeks behind its original delivery expectations for 2012.

According to the Palo Alto, California-based automaker, they have managed to roll only 255 auto-vehicles off the assembly line, to date. From this number, 132 have been delivered to their new owners.

Apart from supplier delays, Tesla Motors also pointed the company’s prior pace that was intentionally measured to warrant quality output.

Prior to this, Musk and Co. forecasted of reaching its goal to manufacture 400 vehicles a week before this year ends, and overall 20,000 by the end of 2013. But given the unexpected circumstances, the automaker has to make some alterations on the number of vehicles it expected to roll out as scheduled.

Such manufacturing delay also has pushed the firm to reduce its revenue expectations by utmost $200 million. As verged on, profits will degenerate anywhere between $400 million and $440 million this year. Tesla Motors is therefore raising around 5 million shares of stock for sale, in an attempt to generate supplementary cash to its chest.

As Tesla had said on its prior announcement, the Model S is an extremely advanced car that “sets a new standard for premium performance.” With the proven advanced electric Tesla powertrain entrenched at the heart of each unit, the Model S auto is expected to deliver both extraordinary range and an exhilarating driving experience to its future owners, providing them quality ride of a sedan.

Initially priced between $50,000 and $100,000 or more, the luxury hatchback Model S can accommodate five adult seats. Potential buyers though are prompted about price variations depending on the auto’s trim level and options.

Deliveries for Tesla’s Model S Premium Electric Sedan began fall of 2012 while the Model S Signature Limited Edition going on.

Source: Engadget | Tesla Motors

Online Sales Site Posts Samsung Galaxy S III For PreOrder

It looks like this website, called Kimstore, is trying to make a quick buck with all the hype focusing around the Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy S III (i9300) was originally leaked by Samsung Telecommunications President JK Shin. At that time we were hoping for an MWC release, however Samsung has confirmed that’s not the case and we will see the device later this Spring, most likely in May.

In the meantime Kimstore, which is part of some strange network called multiply.com, has posted the device for preorder online.  The website lists the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III which seem to coincide with all of the leaked specs we’ve seen to date.

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Best Buy Giving Away Free Galaxy Note Case When You Pre-Order

Everyone is getting pumped up about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung, AT&T and Best Buy have been pretty forthcoming with information about the devices launch.

The 5.3″ tablet-phone hybrid goes up for pre-order this Sunday during the Superbow. It will be featured in a 90 second “The Next Big Thing” commercial that will air during the fourth quarter of the Giants vs Patriots Championship Football Game.

The Note is coming out priced right at $299 on a new two year agreement.  If you plan on venturing in to Best Buy Sunday to preorder one you’ll also get the case for the Galaxy Note pictured above. This case will keep your Galaxy Note protected, and still fit in your pocket. The case retails for $29.99

source: Androinica via Phonearena