Samsung’s latest flagship devices bundle in several new features and capabilities, and they critically cap off these additions with shiny new black, silver, and gold color schemes, so the best way to protect the new device is the award-winning transparent CandyShell Clear from Speck. Samsung has done many things to improve the reliability of the new Galaxy smartphones, including new waterproofing and dust-resistance technology, but the devices will still be prone to damage from drops, scratches, and nicks.
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By now we’ve heard multiple rumors and reports on Samsung’s next generation phablet. In today’s latest report from SamMobile, the publication claims that it knows when the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be unveiled and released to the public. Citing its “insiders”, the report states that the Galaxy Note 5 will be announced on August 12th and be available to buy shortly afterwards on August 21th.
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Samsung today has officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at its event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. The devices feature a new design as well as all sorts of updated specifications under the hood. Gone is the classic all-plastic look and feel and in is a mixture of glass and metal.
Check out our hands-on and comparison video below:
One of the worst-kept tech secrets in recent memory, the HTC One M9 was finally announced today on stage by CEO Peter Chou at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. None of the specs were much of a surprise though the 20 megapixel sapphire camera and new configurable DotView cover will make some headlines. Under the hood is Qualcom’s new flagship 810 processor which HTC calls the fastest mobile processor in the world.
As for the appearance, I’m not sure I’m a fan of the Dual-Tone finish tweeted below but that beats the Pink version of the M9 IMHO.
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Me? I’ll skip the Sense 7 and will take a GPE if/when it comes out thank you very much.
Huge gallery and hands-on video below. We’ll have more HTC updates as they happen. expand full story
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Yesterday morning the FedEx truck delivered a cute little diorama that represented a Motorola keynote event complete with reporter badge, stage, and most importantly a demo unit of the new Moto E. Very nice job Moto PR. Nothing like going into a review with a smile on my face in my blogger PJs.
More importantly, the product they shipped is a big winner. The new Moto E, if you like your screens at 4.5 inches and non-Retina, is about the best thing you can get out there at any price. The fact that it is $150 for the LTE version and $120 for the HSPA+ GSM pushes this phone into no-brainer territory.
This is a really good, well built device… expand full story
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9to5Toys is rustling up the best deals around the web for Black Friday and there are a lot of nice bargains for Google fans. Google Play’s Store deals are now live but they are matched and often surpassed by retailers such as Amazon and eBay…
First up, you need to make sure every HDTV in your love ones house has a Chromecast. Currently $24 at Amazon and
$23 at NewEgg, you can venture into a Staples and get one for $25 then use with a 25% off printable coupon to get it to $18. Costco will also give you a $10 Google Play card and charge you $25. You’ll get 2 months of Hulu and 3 months of Google Play with every Chromecast purchased.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you have yourself a Chromebook and Google is hooking up all new Chromebook users with 1TB of Storage for 2 years ($240 value)
Adorama’s ebay store has the below Asus 13-inch Chromebook with Gigabit wifi for $150. Specs:
- 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
- Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
- Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
- 13.3″ HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
- 16 GB local flash storage, 100 GB Google Drive storage for 2 years.
Amazon has the Haswell Acer Chromebook C720 for $149.99 shipped at Amazon or at Best Buy. That is the best price we’ve seen on a new Chromebook.
Amazon also has an HP Chromebook for $149.99 shipped. This one comes with a USB charging and a nice slim design and a screen that gets great reviews. Specs:
- Samsung Exynos 5 Processor 1.7 GHz
- 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM 16 GB Solid-State Drive
- 11.6-Inch Screen, Chrome OS, 6.25-hour battery life
Need something bigger?
Acer’s new 13-inch Chromebooks are just $169.99 (an impressive $80 or 32% off). Available in 3 colors.
Need a Wear Watch? It will be hard to beat LG’s G Watch dropping down to $99 but all Google Play watches will get a $50 Google Play Credit when purchased from the Play Store today.
Android and Nest deals are below: