retail

Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9: where and when to get them

The cat is out of the bag: Samsung's and HTC's flagships are coming to town. But while they are set for an April launch, some might be able to get their hands on one, or at least on a pre-order form, earlier than others. If you're a bit confused on where to get them, if you haven't sworn fealty to a carrier, Android Community has the low down on availability dates as well as some prices to help you make the decision of which smartphone to get this year.

Nexus Player now on Newegg, Best Buy, questions still on availability

As of today, it seems that we won't need to dizzy ourselves going around in circles in looking for a place to buy the Nexus Player, as you can now obtain the uniquely round Android TV device outside of the Google Play Store. Users looking for a more Android-based TV viewing experience can now get if from Newegg, Best Buy, and Amazon, but still the device’s availability it raises several other questions.

Pebble availability expands to Target with Arctic White model

The original model Pebble is now available with another retailer. Said retailer is Target and they will have the original Pebble available online and in retail locations (with a slight catch). The price is the familiar $149.99 and those considering a purchase can expect to find three color options -- one of which arrives as a retail first.

Samsung launching stand-alone retail stores in Europe

Samsung has announced plans to launch 60 stand-alone retail stores across Europe. The stores will be opening as part of a new "preferred partner" agreement that Samsung has signed with the Carphone Warehouse Group. The Samsung stores will be opening over the next three months and coming to the UK as well as Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

Google setting up “Winter Wonderlabs” retail shops for the holidays

We’ve long wondered if Google would ever consider a retail presence. On one hand, they’re a company of services, meant to support users with things like Maps and Gmail. Then they have branded equipment like the Nexus devices and Chromebook Pixel. Even the Chromecast is a very Google product, leading us to believe they’d at least try to get involved in retail.
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