Free Xbox 360 With Purchase Of Windows 7 Based PC For Students [US Only]

Students in the US will now get a complimentary 4GB Xbox 360 game console with the purchase of a Windows 7 based PC that costs at least $699. The deal starts from May 22 and the offer is open to students who order online from retailers (Microsoft, Dell, HP or Best Buy) using a .edu email address or displaying a valid student ID at the brands’ retail stores.

Free Xbox 360 With Windows 7 PC
A hot new Windows 7-based PC with a free Xbox 360 is the ultimate productivity, social and entertainment package for students,said Kathleen Hall, general manager of Windows Marketing at Microsoft, in a press release. In one shot, with this great offer, Microsoft is giving students everything they need for a successful new school year.he added.

For more information on retailers list and other details go to (The link redirects to Windows’ Facebook Page). The offer lasts until September 3 in the US, and is to be implemented in France and Canada as well.

Via Technolog

Sprint Nexus S 4G Up For Pre-Order At Best Buy

Last month, Sprint announced the new variant of the latest Google smartphone, the Nexus S 4G. It is the first smartphone to feature the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System along with the 4G Connectivity. It comes with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, NFC and more.

Sprint Nexus S customers also will be able to easily use their current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without having to port their number. This handset will be available exclusively on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Google Nexus S

Google Nexus S 4G features a 4 inch WVGA SUPER AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz application processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 4G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with flash, VGA front Camera, HD (720p) video recording and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo Speakers, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity and Light Sensor, NFC Capability, A-GPS, 16 GB internal memory, 512MB RAM,4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Android Market and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 124 mm x 63 mm x 11.2 mm and weighs 131 grams.

Google Nexus S 4G is currently up for pre-order at Best Buy. This handset comes with a price tag of $199 with a 2 years service agreement. You can also buy this smartphone without any contract for $499. To pre-order this handset, just head over to this page.

Motorola Goes Nuts; Prices Motorola Xoom at $1199

The Motorola Xoom, the first “Google Experience” Android tablet which was announced at CES 2011 is supposed to launch soon, by the end of February. Until now, almost all the rumors pointed that the Motorola Xoom would be priced at $799. The figure was a bit high, but considering that the comparable 32 GB iPad 3G sold for around the same price, it was understandable. Even so, the general consensus was that a lower price point would be much helpful in boosting sales of the Xoom, especially when many similar Android tablets are set to launch soon after the Xoom.

Motorola Xoom

Today, Best Buy has officially listed the Motorola Xoom on its site, and it is priced at a mind-bogglingly high $1199. That’s almost 65% higher than the 32 GB 3G iPad. You could also get two Samsung Galaxy Tabs for that price. Motorola is literally inviting competitors to come and take away the advantage it had in the Android tablet space due to the early launch. For Motorola’s sake, I hope that it’s either a joke or an error by Best Buy. Or maybe Motorola is trying to exploit the early adopters and will drastically drop prices when the other tablets like the LG Optimus Pad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launch. Who knows!

via Engadget

Motorola Xoom to Launch on February 17 at Best Buy

The Motorola Xoom is the first “Google Experience” Android tablet which will be running the latest version of the Android OS optimized for the tablet form factor – Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, and will be the most powerful tablet when it is launched. It was showcased by Motorola at CES 2011 and has set the blogosphere abuzz with speculation. Almost everyone is trying to get some information on when it will be launched and what it will be priced at. We got the answer to the latter, when we discovered that it might be priced at $799 for the unsubsidized version, but we still didn’t have any idea when it will be released.

Well, now we do. Engadget has stumbled upon an internal Best Buy document which states that the Motorola Xoom Android tablet will be launched on February 17 at Best Buy. The stock of the Motorola Xoom tablet will arrive at Best Buy on February 16 and it will be on sale the very next day. We still don’t have any confirmation about the price of the Motorola Xoom yet, but we surely hope that it’s much less than the rumored $799.

Motorola Xoom

Head over to Engadget to check out the leaked Best Buy documents which state the price of the Motorola Xoom.

Google Nexus S Now Available at Best Buy for $529

The Google Nexus S, the official successor to the Google Nexus One is now available at Best Buy. It was unveiled by Google on December 6 and has had Android fans salivating since.

It will retail for $529 at Best Buy for the unlocked version and $199 with a 2 year T-Mobile contract. It is one of the best Android phones yet, and is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S, the most popular Android phone of 2010.

It comes with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and a 1 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It also sports a 5 MP camera as well as a secondary camera for video calls. It also has all the usual connectivity options – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. It is the first phone to run the new version of the Android OS – Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Head over to Best Buy to get it now!

Google Nexus S

Amazon Launching Android App Store This Month, Best Buy Planning One for the Future

Android apps are channeled primarily through the market and while this has been beneficial for some, it has limited the choice of developers who want to reach out to the world. Recently, Google has changed things by including more countries in the supported list of app stores. This decision has been beneficial for many developers as they can expect more app installs now.

Seeing the profit in this business now, Amazon and Best Buy are planning to join the Android app store business by opening their own app stores. The advantage with these alternative app stores is that they will reach out to many other countries that are not supported by Google Market, allow other payment methods and thus, add some flexibility to the buyers end.

Best Buy CTO Robert Steph said,

We are exploring this concept at this very early stage, but we have no concrete plans at this time. Google, though, is an obvious partner.

While Amazon is seriously planning this move and  will announce the launch soon, Best Buy is yet to work on this plan but has the idea. Moreover, Best Buy is no expert on any related service. It is presumed that Best Buy is going to launch an Android tablet and this app store will be for the tablet specifically.

However, this will not be of benefit to PayPal lovers as PayPal is already going to announce a  partnership with Google this month. This competition for Markets will loosen Google’s hold on the Android market and increase competition, services and options. It is a welcome change we all would like to have.

Motorola Droid X Available For Pre-Orders At Best Buy


The next biggest phone from Motorola named the Droid X is now available for pre-orders at Best Buy. In a press release statement Best Buy has said that the Motorola Droid X will be available for pre-orders at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile for $199 (no rebates) with a 2 year plan with Verizon Wireless.

The Verizon DROID X by Motorola features Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, 4.3-inch screen and 720P HD video recording and playback. Android 2.2 will arrive to customers on the DROID X later this summer. The DROID X is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with 2-year activation, with no mail-in rebate hassle.

So if you have been waiting to get this baby in your hands, head over to Best Buy and book your device right away.


Apple iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Shipped Early; Hits Walmart And Best Buy As Well

Reports are flying in that most people are receiving their iPhone 4 pre-order before the scheduled date – tomorrow. For some other people, their iPhone 4 is in the FedEx delivery truck and should be in their hands by the endApple iPhone 4 of the day. However, it will be interesting to see whether Apple and AT&T will activate these phones before tomorrow i.e. Wednesday.

I guess the pre-orders were shipped early to soften the load on AT&T, and Apple servers, as well as FedEx delivery service. Engadget also reports that the first batch of iPhone 4s have hit the Walmart and Best Buy shelves. Neither Best Buy nor Walmart have confirmed this news. However, the images posted on the website do look legitimate.

Update: Apparently, some people who received their iPhone 4 early were able to activate it without any hitch.

White HTC EVO 4G Up For Pre-Order At Best Buy

The HTC EVO 4G is a monster of a phone. The HTC EVO 4G is the first ever phone to hit the U.S market, which sports 4G. This enables the handset to make use of the ultra-blazing 4G SprintHTC EVO 4G network.

The HTC EVO 4G sports a 4.3-inch TFT display, an 8MP camera along with an HDMI out port. The handset has been a huge success in the U.S, selling like hot cakes. The handset as of now is available only in black color.

“We are proud to help HTC and Sprint bring such a unique, fashionable and versatile mobile phone to consumers. It is a true connectivity device and exclusively launching this product affirms the position Best Buy Mobile has taken as a preferred destination for smartphones.”

Now people who always wanted a white-color version of the HTC EVO 4G should rejoice. The white colored version of the HTC EVO 4G will hit the Best Buy stores exclusively on 11th of July. The white version of the EVO 4G will hit the Sprint store sometime in August.

Interested buyers can pre-order the device starting from today itself. The price of the handset remains the same at $199.99, along with a 2-year contract.

iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Start From Tomorrow June 15

was announced by Steve Jobs at opening keynote, with pricing and availability of the device being disclosed too. 4 will sell in stores like Best Buy and Wal-Mart starting June 24th, the official launch date.

iPhone 4

However, if you cannot wait till June 24th you can start pre-ordering iPhone 4 starting tomorrow. Customers can start pre-ordering the iPhone 4 at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the US.

Right now, there is no announcement as to whether Apple will also take pre-orders for the iPhone 4 online, we will update when it goes live.

iPhone 4 will sell for $199 for the 16GB version and 32GB for $299, the device will go on sale in five countries starting June 24 which include the US, France, Germany, UK and Japan. The device will also start selling in 18 more countries in July 2010.

Several countries carriers have already been confirmed. You can view the providers who will sell the iPhone 4 in your country by reading Confirmed Official Network Providers for Apple iPhone 4.