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 …

All HMD's Nokia phones now available for pre-order in the UK

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for HMD to start selling its newly announced Nokia-branded phones, you’ll be happy to know that at least one UK retailer has opened pre-orders for these devices.

All three Android smartphones, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are now available for pre-order at Clove. The new Nokia 3310 is up for pre-purchase as well, if you feel like you need a second phone to replace your daily driver from time to time.

If you want to know when exactly these Nokia-branded phones will arrive in stock and how much they will cost, then, by all means, …

Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are available for pre-order in the US

B&H is now taking pre-orders for the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. As you may know, the two flagships are officially hitting the shelves today in the US and many other countries, but only the carrier-locked variants are currently available for purchase in the States. 
The store has put a hefty price tag on the pair. The smaller 64 GB Galaxy S8 goes for $829.99, while the larger S8+ with the same amount of internal storage is at $929.99. Shipping is set to commence at the “beginning of May”, which is quite …

Samsung Malaysia is giving away a power bank and more with a Galaxy S8/S8+ pre-order

Those pre-ordering a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ from Samsung Malaysia will be receiving some free items for their new handset. That’s because the Samsung unit is trying to entice consumers in the country into reserving one of the two new models. A useful 5100mAh power bank is one of the items. It’s the perfect accessory for power users or for those who plan on showing off their new phone to friends, family and strangers that they bump into.

Other items being given away by Samsung Malaysia to consumers pre-ordering the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ include a Limited Edition Starter …

BlackBerry KEYone arrives in Europe on May 5, pre-order one for £499

TCL, the Chinese company releasing BlackBerry-branded smartphones, has been delaying the KEYone since it was announced back in February. Although many assumed the QWERTY smartphone would go on sale in the weeks following its official reveal, BlackBerry recently hinted the KEYone wouldn’t hit the shelves until May or even later.

One thing we know for sure, though, as UK retailer Clove confirmed the first BlackBerry KEYone stock will soon be available for dispatch so that the phone will be available for purchase on May 5.

Customers can already pre-order the …