Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 goes on pre-order in Europe via Microsoft

Europe was one of the most prolific markets for Windows Phone handsets, while the United States was one of the weakest. Still, for some reason, Alcatel thought that releasing a Windows Phone flagship exclusively in the US would be good for business.

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro, which is, in fact, a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4s that made its debut in the US last year, is finally going to hit the shelves in Europe. The high-end smartphone runs Windows 10 right out of the box but packs an obsolete chipset inside.

The smartphone will be available for purchase on July …


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases available for pre-order reveal larger Infinity Display and rear scanner


MobileFun today started accepting pre-orders on Olixar’s line up of cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Since major accessory makers get first crack at seeing an upcoming handset in order to produce a case that fits (and with cutouts in the right places), we have to assume that this leak gives us great insight into the design of Sammy’s new high-end phablet. What we see is a larger version of the Infinity Display employed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

In addition, the images dovetail with recent leaks showing that the fingerprint scanner will indeed be placed on the …

Lenovo Tab 4 series now on pre-order in the U.S., prices start at $129.99

Lenovo’s Tab line-up is well-known among Android users, especially due to their exceptionally good prices. The Chinese company announced two new Tab 4 series tablets earlier this year, the Tab 4 8.0-inch and the Tab 4 10.1-inch, but they haven’t made their debut worldwide.

U.S. major retailer Newegg is one of the first to take pre-orders for both Lenovo’s tablets. Although they are not yet in stock, Newegg claims the slates will hit the shelves on June 30.

Customers who want to purchase the 8.0-inch model will have to come up with $129.99, whereas the 10.1-inch …

Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone

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About 3 months ago, Maze — a new smartphone manufacturer — teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn’t have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.

Now, the cat is out of the bag and the Alpha is up for pre-sale. …

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ Premium in the US

Starting today, June 12, US consumers can pre-order Sony’s latest top-of-the-line smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium. The handset is available only unlocked, and can be ordered from Amazon and Best Buy. As you can see at the source links below, both retailers are asking $799.99 for the new Xperia.

With its water-resistant metal and glass design, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium certainly looks attractive, albeit it’s not too different from other Sony flagships released in recent years. Of course, the XZ Premium comes with various improvements over its predecessors – including a mighty Snapdragon …

Pre-order the new Apple iPad Pro tablets now from Best Buy and get a free $25 or $50 gift card

Just the other day, Apple unveiled its new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro, and the updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, both tablets can be reserved from big box retailer Best Buy. Fork over the cash to pre-order either model, and Best Buy will reward you with a gift card valued to as high as $50. Here’s a thought. You can use the gift card toward the purchase of an Apple Pencil, or a Smart Keyboard to name a couple of options.

The Wi-Fi version of the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is available in  Rose Gold, Silver, Space Gray and Gold. The 64GB model is priced at $649.99 and the 256GB model will …

Want to toughen up your Samsung Galaxy S8? LifeProof FRE cases are now available to pre-order

Current and future owners of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ can now pre-order a seriously tough protective case for their handset: the LifeProof FRE.

First announced back in March, the LifeProof FRE for Galaxy S8 and S8+ is a rugged, yet not too bulky case (15 mm in thickness) that’s made for adventurous people. The new case is part of the “Made for Samsung” program, thus having passed both LifeProof’s, and Samsung’s quality standards.

A  LifeProof FRE case will make your Galaxy S8 or S8+ drop-proof, as long as you’re not dropping the phone …

Greatest pre-order gift ever? Austrian telecom bundles free PS4 Slim with Xperia XZ Premium

If you thought Samsung offered some great pre-order gifts for the Galaxy S8, you’ll be amazed at what Sony is giving away for early adopters of the Xperia XZ Premium. 
The company’s e-stores in Europe recently started taking orders for the 2017 Sony flagship, bundling a set of premium headphones to people who reserve their unit before May 31st.
 
Apparently, high-end headphones are not a cool enough gift for Austria’s “3” telecom, so the carrier’s pre-order bonus for the XZ Premium is a free Playstation …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom goes on pre-order in the US, costs less than expected

The ZenFone 3 Zoom, one of the smartphones unveiled by Asus back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, is already available for purchase in many markets.

However, the North American version has been delayed until Q2 so that Asus could improve its specs. At least that’s what the Taiwanese company said back in February. Fast forward two months and Asus seems to have changed its mind.

Asus apologized last month for its response about the ZenFone 3 Zoom and said that the smartphone would not be upgraded to different specs. That being said, you …

Deal: Pre-order an unlocked LG G6 and get a bonus LG Watch Style for $650

The LG G6 has been out for some time in the US, but as of writing, the unlocked version can be bought from only one retailer – Best Buy. This is changing soon, however, as the phone is now up for pre-order from B&H, and with a pretty nice gift included for free: an LG Watch Style.

The bundle costs $650, which is $70 less than the G6’s regular $720 retail price. If we include the LG Watch Style’s price as well, the savings jump up to a pretty sweet $330, making this one of the better deals we’ve seen for LG’s latest flagship so far. The included …