HTC EVO 3D available for preorder as part of super secret Best Buy presale

According to this memo that’s going around Best Buy, you’re not actually supposed to listen to anything we’re saying here. Because what do we know? We’re just a blog. (Or maybe they’re referring to that other blog.) But the fact remains that the
HTC EVO 3D — that’s the newfangled 3D-capable phone that we saw at CTIA — is available for preorder at Best Buy Mobile.

Here’s the deal: You’ve gotta ask for it. Best Buy isn’t actively promoting the presale, and there’s a good chance that there’s a secret handshake involved. (We tried this one.) But otherwise, it should be standard Best Buy preorder procedure: You fork over a little cash in exchange for a gift card and the promise of a phone once it’s released. You can then apply the gift card toward the total cost. As for when it’s coming? Still no word, other than this summer.

We’ve put word into our official Best Buy contacts for some official confirmation (you know, not from a blog), but we’ve also walked into a store and confirmed this for ourselves. So if you wanna preorder an HTC EVO 3D, go for it.

Via: Android Central

Best Buy Launches Pre-sale of Wi-Fi HTC Flyer

Starting today the HTC Flyer will go on pre-order for $499 at Best Buy. There is no actual release date but the speculation is “this spring”. Seeing that we are at the end of April, spring is moving fast so hopefully it will be within the next few weeks. Just for a reminder the Flyer has a 7″ display, will be available in Wi-Fi only for now, 16GB storage, 1.5 single core processor, 5mp rear camera-1.3mp front and more.
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Sprint Nexus S 4G available for pre-order at Best Buy

The Nexus S 4G is available for pre-order from Best Buy’s website, meaning it can be yours without encountering a single smurf-shirted employee. Sprint’s version of the Nexus S, now with WiMAX support, features a pure Gingerbread OS that’s a perfect match for Google Voice. This Sammy sells for $199 with a two-year agreement, and while you’re welcome to try your luck at a retail outlet, just be sure they don’t give you T-Mobile’s version. Of course we know the difference, but do they?

The Best Buy link below is to the Google front page just in case you wanted to check out the T-Mobile version also. No date yet on the actual arrival of the Sprint version.

Via: Engadget
Source: Best Buy

Blackberry Playbook Tablet hits 20,000 Retail Stores Today with Unboxing and First Look Video

Here is a great unboxing and first look video from Aaron at phonedog. I am sure there will be review and comparison videos to follow.

Starting today RIM is selling the Blackberry Playbook through Best Buy, Office Depot and up to 20,000 retail locations. The prices are $499 for the 16GB, $599 for the 32GB and $699 for the 64GB. As of now it will only be available in a Wi-Fi version.

The Blackberry Playbook release can truly be titled “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Let me get the specs out of the way first and then I will explain why or why not you will want to get the Playbook.
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Nexus S 4G Coming to Best Buy and Sprint

Thanks to Best Buy, we now have a release date for the Nexus S 4G. The phone will ship tomorrow, and will be available for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, or $699.99 if you want to pick one up contract-free. The Nexus S 4G is a 4G version of the popular Nexus S, both phones runs “pure Android” than isn’t skinned by the carrier or phone manufacturer. Preorders can be made now on Best Buy’s website.

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