The best deals on an iPhone 8/Plus pre-order at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and Target

Today is iPhone 8 preorder day, and those who pull the trigger now will be among the first to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest glass-y handsets with drastically faster chipsets and upgraded cameras, not to mention the wireless and wired charging speeds. T-Mobile started the promo season on iPhone upgrades with a press release yesterday, and the other carriers and retailers might be forced to respond, that is why we will be scouring the airwaves for deals on Apple’s newest iPhones to help you choose.
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iPhone X vs iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: 10 key differences you must know about before you buy

Choices are one of those inevitable things in life; we just have to deal with them by picking what our mind and heart draw us to. A slice of pie or delicious ice cream for dessert? An evening spent reading a book or watching a movie? A vacation at a beach resort or up in the mountains? The luxurious iPhone X or the traditional iPhone 8 as your next smartphone? We can’t help much if you’re in one of the first few situations, but if you’re torn between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, then let us walk you through the differences between the two that you should care about.

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It's nuts to buy phones around the $1,000 range, right?

When I first started in the industry, the original iPhone came out of left field to surprise everyone with its revolutionary features. Even crazier to think about now, the iPhone bucked the trend by selling at a then insane price of $499 for the 4GB model – and an even more $599 cost for the 8GB one. Those prices were unprecedented to say the least, but the iPhone series eventually adopted the typical price structure of $200 on-contract, which was in line to its competitors.

As we approach the upcoming holiday season, something intriguing dawned upon me. With the introduction …

Deal: Get a free wristband worth $24.95 when you buy the Nokia Steel smartwatch

Since Nokia purchased
Withings, some of the latter’s products have started to sell even
better than before, probably due to the portfolio rebranding. The
Nokia Steel is no exception, as the Finnish company confirmed back in
May the smartwatch has excellent sales since it announced the
acquisition of Withings.

To make the wearable
device even more appealing, Nokia is now running an interesting
promotion on the Steel analog smartwatch. The deal seems to be
limited to the United States, but you can order the smartwatch from
anywhere in the world.

So, if you buy the Nokia
Steel via Nokia’s …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Moto Z2 Play and save $199 on a Hasselblad True Zoom, or a Moto Projector

Released in the US last month, Motorola’s unlocked Moto Z2 Play is one of the nicest smartphones that you can currently buy for less than $500. To make the handset even more attractive, Motorola now allows customers to pair it with a Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, or an Insta-share Projector Mod, and get $199.99 off the total price.

Normally, the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod and the Moto Insta-share Projector Mod cost $299.99 each, being two of the most expensive Mods that Motorola is selling. The $199.99 discount is available for only one of the two Mods at your choosing …

The Nokia 8 is available to buy starting today (only in Australia and Germany for now)

As of today, September 6, the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone is available to buy in select markets around the world. More exactly, for now, we’re only seeing the handset as being available (unlocked) in Germany and Australia, though customers in other markets should find it in stock online, or on shelves in retail stores, pretty soon, too.

In Germany, the Nokia 8 costs €579 – the equivalent or around $690 USD – and comes with a free 64 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card (that’s if you’re ordering the phone through Amazon). In Australia, the new smartphone can be bought …

Eddy Cue steps away as head of Siri to help Apple buy a movie studio

Eddie Cue, who had been running Apple’s internet services and software, is about to give up the reins on some of the businesses he watched over for Apple, and focus instead on growing a media empire for Cupertino. An updated leadership page reveals that Cue is no longer in charge of virtual assistant Siri. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, will take over responsibility for the virtual personal assistant.

Turning over responsibility of Siri to Federighi could be an indication of the growing importance of Siri to Apple. The executive already is in charge …

T-Mobile lets you buy two Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones for the price of one

Confirming a recent rumor, T-Mobile today launched a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer, essentially allowing customers to get two high-end phones for the price of one.

The deal requires financing agreements for both smartphones, qualifying credit, and a new line of qualifying service. While the first phone you’re buying must be a Galaxy Note 8, you can choose your second handset between the Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+. The cost of the second device will be refunded via a Prepaid MasterCard Card in about 8 weeks from purchase.

T-Mobile …

Apple part of group seeking to buy Toshiba's memory chip business for $18 billion

This past April we told you that Apple, along with other major tech firms, was interested in purchasing Toshiba’s memory chip business. Two weeks later, there was talk about Apple and Foxconn teaming up to make the purchase. This report came after after the contract manufacturer was rumored to have made an $18 billion bid for the company all by itself. Now, talk about a deal involving Apple is warming up again as Western Digital’s own Thursday deadline to reach a deal with Toshiba ends today.

Bain Capital is part of a consortium that just lobbed in an $18 billion bid for what is the second …

BlackBerry KEYone back in stock at Amazon and Best Buy

If you’ve been trying to purchase the BlackBerry KEYone from Amazon or Best Buy only to find that neither retailer had the device in stock, we have some good news to tell you. The latest BlackBerry flagship model is now back on the shelves at both locations. Both unlocked variants of the phone (CDMA, GSM) are available for shipping now. Amazon has the GSM model for AT&T and T-Mobile priced at $557.25. The CDMA model for Verizon is a little cheaper at $549.99. Over at Best Buy, both models are priced at $549.99.

Those in the U.S. looking to pick up a carrier branded model can head over …