Sony Xperia Touch now available for purchase in the U.S. for a small fortune

After introducing its interactive projector in Europe earlier in the summer, Sony announced the Xperia Touch is now available for purchase in the United States. T-Mobile is the only carrier in the country to offer the device through its brick and mortar stores, but Amazon is selling it as well.

Customers who want to buy the Xperia Touch interactive projector will have to come up with no less than $1699.99. Keep in mind that T-Mobile will only sell the device in select flagship stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

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Essential Phone in white now available for purchase in the U.S.

If you’ve been holding out on buying the Essential Phone because it wasn’t available in white, then it’s time to reconsider your decision. The device that was supposed to revolutionize the smartphone industry is finally available in white flavor.

In case you already reserved the white Essential Phone, then you should receive an email from the company telling you that you can now purchase it via Essential Store, Amazon, and Best Buy. Just like the black version, it costs $699, but this one comes with white accessories (USB cable, headphone jack adapter and fast charger).

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Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X now available for purchase for Jolla Tablet backers

If you own a Sony Xperia X smartphone and have been dying to install Sailfish OS on it, you’ll be happy to know that the mobile platform will soon be widely available for purchase. Dubbed Sailfish X, the OS can be had for €49.90, and for the time being it’s only compatible with the Xperia X.

Sailfish X is not a slightly different variation of Android, it’s a completely different OS built by Jolla, the Finnish company behind the tablet with the same name. That’s probably one of the reasons it doesn’t come for free, so if you want to burn €50 on a new OS for your …

Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 now available for purchase in select European markets

The Mi A1 is one of the few mid-range Xiaomi smartphones that will go on sale internationally. Even though Android One program has been more of a local affair, as Android One phones are specifically launched in certain countries, Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn’t care about that unspoken rule.

The Chinese company announced last month the Android One-powered Mi A1 will be launched in many countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as Americas. Starting this week, the affordable mid-range smartphone is available for purchase in several European countries …

Bring your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to T-Mobile and get back 34% to 50% of your purchase price


Even though Verizon is the only major U.S. carrier offering the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL, T-Mobile is offering a deal that will result in a 34% to 50% refund on the purchase of a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Here is how it works. Take the 64GB Pixel 2 that you’ve purchased from Verizon, Google, Best Buy or another other retailer. Port over a number or activate a new line of service. Sign up for T-Mobile One, and pass along the proof of purchase information using T-Mobile’s online validation site. The $325 will be sent to you in the form of a prepaid MasterCard. Existing T-Mobile customers …

The LG V30 is now available for purchase from Verizon and AT&T

The LG V30 is one of the most long-awaited phones of the season. And no, we don’t mean user excitement — whether or not people like the device is a topic we won’t be delving into right now — what we mean is that the V30 was unveiled on August 29, which is more than a months ago, and yet U.S. customers have yet to get their hands on the device (though Korea has been enjoying its availability since September 22).

But this changes now, as both AT&T and Verizon have finally started selling the device on their respective websites. Verizon users …

Some Android users are receiving a $5 credit from Google for the purchase of a book

Google is willing to give you a $5 credit toward the purchase of certain books or comics that are priced at more than $5. The offer can be redeemed by clicking on the  blue “Redeem Now” box. The $5 credit will appear at the payment screen. You can redeem the offer no later than September 30th, and once the offer is redeemed, you have until October 12th to use the credit. Titles that can be purchased using the credit can be changed at Google’s discretion. The price of a book purchased with the coupon must be $5.01 or higher.

Click on the Google Play Books app to see if you have received …

Group including Apple signs Letter of Intent to purchase Toshiba's memory chip business

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, a consortium that includes Bain Capital and Apple has signed a non-binding letter of intent stating that it plans to purchase Toshiba’s memory chip business before the end of this month. Those knowledgeable about the deal say the group, which includes Bain, Apple, Seagate Technology and Dell, are offering more than $18 billion for the business. Another group that was bidding includes Western Digital and private equity firm KKR. Western Digital is actually Toshiba’s partner in the NAND memory chip business, and claims to have veto rights to the sale of the …

Deal: Get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free with purchase of HTC U11

HTC U11 is probably one of the most underrated flagships launched this year. Moreover, not many deals on the smartphone were available since the U11 made its debut on the market, and they certainly did not look so good as those offers on other flagships like the Galaxy S8/S8+.

Nevertheless, if you’re still waiting for a better deal on the HTC U11 that might or might not come, here is a promotional offer that’s aimed at music lovers.

For a limited time, customers in the United States who purchase the HTC U11 will receive 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited. …

Consumer advocacy groups ask Attorney General Sessions to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner

Several consumer advocacy groups have written U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner. The groups worry that AT&T would lose the incentive to widely distribute Time Warner programming after closing on the $85.4 billion transaction. The seven groups asking Sessions to block the deal include Common Cause, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Public Knowledge and other groups.

In a letter written to the Attorney General, executives of the seven firms said that approving the deal could lead to a stifling of innovation in the …