T-Mobile began rolling out their “UnCarrier” approach to mobile, part of that plan was unsubsidized devices. In moving their company stores away from subsidized plans, they let the third party stores continue to offer devices with contracts. WalMart, Target, Costco -- all offering subsidized devices when T-Mobile didn’t.
HTC One S is about to take the T-Mobile network by storm. Being available for pre-order now, it will hit store shelves and be available nationwide starting April 25th for $199. As usual, Costco is looking to get a piece of the pie by offering a lower price and a free $25 dollar gift card too.
DROID Bionic almost daily for what seemed like months its time has sort of faded away. Other than a few updates and bug fixes it hasn't been in the news much but this deal from Costco is worth the shout out. If you don't need the biggest or best smartphone out and want a top notch 4G LTE smartphone this deal is one to see.
Galaxy Nexus news just keeps flowing in from all angles this week and we have a few to report on. First off, the Verizon 4G LTE enabled Galaxy Nexus is still on track for December 15th, or so we think. Now Costco has helped confirm that rumor and minor detail with an ad spot confirming it will be on sale from December 15th to the 20th for just $289, according to Engadget. That isn't all the Nexi news either so stay tuned for more details.
Galaxy Nexus in the US. If you live near a Costco you can save a few bucks when it actually arrives; PhoneArena reports that the retail chain is preparing the phone for a debut at $289.99, exactly ten dollars less than the rumored Verizon price. Naturally you'll still need to sign or renew a two-year contract.
shows the Galaxy Nexus at a price of $289.99, with zero current stock and no release date in sight. That lines up closely with the $299 leak out of Verizon itself.
Motorola Atrix 2. It has leaked a few times over the past few weeks but we never saw much of it until just recently. Then at CTIA this week Motorola announced it will be for sale starting October 16th. As usual Costco has a few different things in mind and will most likely be undercutting AT&T with a better price, and bundled accessories, so you might want to hold off until we see what they have in store for the Atrix 2.
$199 Kindle Fire tablet. The manufacturing experts at iSupply estimate that the Fire's hardware costs just over $209 to make, undercutting other estimates by about $40. Amazon is hoping to offset the discrepancy with increased sales of physical and digital goods from Fire users.
Bionic Costco bundle deal we mentioned a few weeks ago is legit and currently available right now. Yup, you get the Droid Bionic as well as the desktop dock, car navigation dock, car charger, and portable charger with a spare battery all for just $279 -- that is $20 less than Verizon is asking for just the phone.
$299 come launch on September 8th but we don't have any official price at this time.