In the last few weeks Google has been busing cleaning up its Play Store. As a result the HTC One, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition have disappeared from Google’s store but not from the market. In fact, the devices drew our attention when they showed up in quite attractive prices on Expansys. Expansys USA’s big sale of Google Play edition devices follows a couple of similar bargains offered by several distributors lately.
If you have had your eye on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition but weren’t quite sure if you could afford it, now would be a good time to make the move. Google has just shaved $200 off of the phone’s price and is currently offering the device for $449. It’s not exactly dirt cheap, but given that the unlocked phone without contract used to cost $649, it’s over 30% cheaper to pay. Moreover, for a limited time Google will also offer free ground shipping.
As you probably know, mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, watches etc. are very delicate by their nature. Sometimes all it takes is a small amount of liquid and you have to say goodbye to your brand new device you have been enjoying for so long. What a shame… In order to reduce the risk of the device’s premature death, more and more manufacturers make their products water-resistant or even waterproof. Both terms sound very similar and at first thought seem pretty self-explanatory. But do we really know their meaning and what is the difference?
It is not exactly a secret that Sony’s main interest is in markets in Europe and Japan. It does not mean that the company has entirely forgotten about its US customers, though. However, Sony fans on this side of the pond have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the manufacturer’s products. Tuesday, October 15th, was a big day for those waiting for one of Sony’s latest offerings. The company has finally released in the US not one, not two but three devices: the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is too small for you? There is something you might find interesting. Sony’s monster of a smartphone, the huge Xperia Z Ultra is now available for pre-order from Newegg. The retailer offers the phone in two versions. The C6802 model, which has 3G connectivity, is priced at $699.99. The C6806 variant, which comes with support for LTE networks, costs $30 more, that is $729.99. Both models are obviously unlocked and compatible with multiple GSM carriers. The phone will start shipping on October 14.
Sony does not want to stay behind other smartphone manufacturers and decided to join in the big phone league with its Xperia Z Ultra. With a huge 6.4-inch display, the device will be a worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Huawei Ascend Mate. The Xperia Z Ultra will hit the stores around the world in the third quarter of 2013 with a price tag of around $940 off contract, though prices may vary by country. Latest reports suggest that the phone will possibly be available in parts of Asia as early as July and will arrive in Europe in September.