Nokia opens pre-orders for its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch, shipping starts in December

Pre-orders for the Nokia-branded Steel HR hybrid smartwatch have just kicked off. The Finnish company took to Twitter to announce the latest developments:
The wait is over
Nokia Steel HR is officially here. Be one of the first to experience our new heart rate and activity tracking watch. By pre-ordering today, your watch will ship early December, just in time for the holidays: https://t.co/bgH5ox0JWD #NokiaSteelHR pic.twitter.com/XvOizP14CJ— Nokia Health (@NokiaHealth) November 14, 2017
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Pixel Buds pre-orders now heading out Google's doors

Did you pre-order a pair of Pixel Buds for $159? The good news is that orders have started shipping. Unlike the wireless Apple AirPods or the Samsung IconX, both ear pieces are connected by a cable. The right earbud not only awakens Google Assistant, it also activates the  cool real time Google Translate feature. With the latter, one person wearing the Pixel Buds can speak in Spanish to someone with a Pixel phone who speaks English. Thanks to Translate, both parties will be able to hear in their own language exactly what the other person said. Right now, about 40 different languages are supported.

Some …

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders more than double that of original Pixel

The Google Pixel 2 series are way more popular than the original Pixel, with more than double the amount of pre-orders than the first-gen Google phone had, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai.
More specifically, pre-orders of the Pixel 2 series on day one “were more than double what they were last year.” Keep in mind that the Google Pixel 2 series are only available on Verizon and despite the high interest in the devices, the scale here is not on par with the millions of iPhones and Galaxies that are sold on day 1.
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Apple shares hit an all-time high as analysts say that iPhone X pre-orders are ahead of expectations

Apple’s market capitalization hit an all-time high today when the company’s shares hit $168.07 during the NASDAQ trading day. And while the stock closed trading on Monday at $166.72, up $3.67 for the day, Apple’s current valuation of  $861 billion brings it closer to being the first company to be worth $1 trillion. To hit that mark, Apple would have to rise 16% to $193.64.

The catalyst for the rally is the strong showing made by the Apple iPhone X once pre-orders were opened up Friday morning. Apple said that orders for the tenth anniversary model were “off the charts,” and that the …

"Panda" Pixel 2 XL starts shipping; some pre-orders are still delayed

The Black and White version of the Google Pixel 2 XL, known as the “Panda” Pixel 2 XL for obvious reasons, started shipping late last week. The Just Black version of the phone was delivered first, and that was the only color of the Pixel 2 XL to arrive at buyers’ homes until now. While those who pre-ordered a Panda Pixel 2 XL and shelled out for overnight shipping might have already received the handset, those who pre-ordered early with standard shipping should probably have a tracking number, and could receive their device as soon as tomorrow.

That’s good news for Panda lovers, and we are …

Apple starts shipping iPhone X pre-orders to Sprint customers

If you’ve been lucky enough to have your iPhone X pre-order go through, then you probably wonder if your device will reach to you on November 3, as Apple promised. Considering the Cupertino-based company, as well as some carriers have already moved the shipping date by 1 to 3 weeks, it’s a valid question.

Apparently, Sprint has already started shipping the first iPhone X units to customers who placed their orders on October 27. It’s the first carrier in the United States that is sending shipping notifications to its customers, so if you chose Sprint when pre-ordering …

Apple moves up the shipping date of some iPhone X pre-orders by two weeks to November 3rd

If you originally were told by Apple that your new iPhone X was going to arrive in the middle of next month, you might want to check your email again. Apple has upgraded some of these pre-orders to a November 3rd arrival. And while this might amount to a difference of only one to two weeks, it still means that your handset could arrive earlier than you expected it to. For example, one deliriously happy T-Mobile subscriber originally received notice that the 256GB iPhone X he pre-ordered would arrive between November10th and November 17th. But this order was pushed up by two weeks and is now scheduled …

Apple says that the number of iPhone X pre-orders received are much more than the company expected

Hours after Apple started accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X, the company said that pre-orders are “off the charts,” indicating strong demand for the phone. An Apple representative called it the largest pre-order ever for the company, and stated that the number of phones preordered is well ahead of Apple’s forecast. As of 3pm EDT today, the Apple web site was indicating that new orders will ship in 5 to 6 weeks. Apple sold out its initial stock of iPhone X units quickly. For weeks, we have heard from several analysts that Apple was having issues manufacturing the tenth anniversary model …

Apple Store is down in preparation for Apple iPhone X pre-orders

Twenty-five minutes from now, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X will start to be accepted. As we told you the other day, one of the best places to pre-order from is the Apple Store app. The process is much faster when you have this app installed on your iOS device before the pre-order period begins. Just don’t confuse this with the Apple App Store, which is where you go to download and install apps and games on your iOS powered phone and tablet.

It is traditional for Apple to take down the Apple Store and the app just before it announces a new product, starts accepting pre-orders for a …

Some carriers offer free AirPods with iPhone X pre-orders

In just a few days, carriers and retailers will open iPhone X pre-orders. As many of you probably know by now, iPhone X price starts at $1,000, which is why some carriers plan to sweeten their deals with some freebies or discounts.

US carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have already announced their promotional offers on the iPhone X, but there are many others that would like to woo new customers into buying Apple’s new flagship.

Unlike some network operators that decided to discount the iPhone X if customers sign up for long-term contracts, Vodafone UK and maybe …