You can now pre-order iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3

Starting at 12:01am PT | 3:01am ET on September 15th, you can pre-order the brand new Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3.
Pre-orders open at all major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as at Best Buy and Amazon.
The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available in a selection of three colors: silver, gold and space gray. They both come with more storage now as well: you have a 64GB base option and a 256GB model (as expected, neither supports microSD card …


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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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets a new pre-order record in South Korea and in the U.S.

Last year, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, pre-orders for the device went through the roof. Had the phone not been recalled twice and subsequently taken off store shelves, it might have become one of the most popular handsets ever offered by Samsung. This year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is smashing pre-order records set by previous Galaxy Note devices.

For example, after 24-hours in South Korea, 395,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 were reserved. Last year, it took 13-days for the Galaxy Note 7 to hit the 380,000 mark for pre-orders. The record this year was achieved by the Galaxy …

Pre-order the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro in the US and get the U Flex earphones for free

Introduced earlier this week, Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro is already available for pre-order in the United States. As expected, customers can purchase the wearable device for just $199.99, which is expected to hit the shelves on September 15.

Everyone who pre-orders the Gear Fit 2 Pro will receive the Samsung U Flex wireless earphones worth $79.99 for free. Those who decide to take advantage of the offer will have to redeem the free Samsung U Flex earphones starting September 14 via a dedicated website.

It’s also worth pointing out that the products will be …

What's the best deal on a Note 8 preorder? Best Buy vs Sam's Club, Costco and Target

As you might have already sensed with your wallet, this year’s phones in the midtier to high-end segment are more expensive than their predecessors, on account of their design overhauls, as was already exemplified by the S8, G6, OnePlus 5, or with the rumored $1000 starting tag for the OLED iPhone 8. The latest comer to the flagship party, however, Galaxy Note 8, beats them all right now, as it is already at the starting price of nearly a grand, a Benjamin more than its unfortunate predecessor, the Note 7. Still, Samsung and the carriers, as well as the nationwide retailers, are …

Unlocked Essential Phone launches today, Sprint version goes on pre-order

Announced at the end of May, the Essential Phone is now finally available to buy online – one day earlier than expected. For now, only the unlocked version of the handset can be bought right away, and you’ll have to get it from Essential’s own website – see the first source below.

Priced at $699, the new smartphone is compatible with all major US carriers. For a limited time, you can buy the Essential Phone with Essential’s 360-degree camera module for $749 (normally, the two products would cost $898). Folks who had previously registered for the Essential Phone …

Unlocked Moto E4 Plus now up for pre-order in the US for $179.99, ships on August 11

Lenovo announced recently the Moto E4 Plus will make its debut in the United States this week, as Verizon Wireless will start selling the smartphone.

However, customers who wish to purchase the unlocked version of the Moto E4 Plus can do so via Amazon, Best Buy and other major retailers across the country. In fact, Amazon has already started to take pre-orders for the mid-range Android smartphone.

As expected, the unlocked Moto E4 Plus is available for purchase for $179.99 on Amazon, and customers can choose between the Iron Gray and Fine Gold color options. …

Pre-order the Asus ZenFone AR right now from Verizon for $27 a month or $648 retail

The Asus ZenFone AR, which includes aspects of Google’s Project Tango AR capabilities, and Google’s Project Daydream VR platform, can now be pre-ordered from Verizon at a price of $27 a month over 24 months. If you’d prefer, the handset has a retail price of $648. You can access a favorite app by drawing a pre-selected letter on the screen with your finger. With AR apps, you can check to see how advertised furniture will look rearranged in a specific room to your heart’s content.

The Asus ZenFone AR is equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD display (1440 x 2560 resolution) with an AMOLED screen. Under …

Pre-order the Moto Z2 Force from Verizon for $15 a month and receive a free Moto Mod projector

Last year, Verizon had the Motorola Moto Z Force Droid as an exclusive in the states. For the sequel this year, the Droid branding was removed and today all four major U.S. wireless operators announced that they were taking pre-orders of the Moto Z2 Force. And that, of course, includes Verizon. Not that this is the only change made to last year’s flagship phone. We can start with the addition of a second camera on the back of the handset, allowing users to take pictures with the much desired “blur” effect.

The fingerprint scanner is now a pill shape instead of a square, and the battery …

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 …