Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

Sony Sells Xperia C5 Ultra In U.S. — Using The BLU Model!


Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Unlocked Phone – Retail Packaging ( U.S. Warranty ) – Black

At post time, it’s back up to US$349. Price is on par with the BLU Pure XL.

I had no idea Sony went BLU-like with this phone and is selling it direct via Amazon.

Same-day update: Whoa. B&H Photo carries it, but no display model in store, dammit: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra E5506 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White). No luscious Mint color, but I’d want White over Black any day. More distinctive and visible from a distance (like when it gets misplaced at home!).

Next-day update: See Comments below post for an important Do Not Buy warning.

Previously here:

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: Gorgeous, But Unavailable?
Leaked: Gorgeous Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Phone: T2 Ultra Sequel?
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The T2 Ultra Sequel?


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Amazon: Poisoning The Tablet Well

Record Weekend for Amazon Devices—Up 3x Over Last Year, with Millions of Devices Sold

The new $49.99 Fire tablet is the fastest-selling Amazon tablet ever, with millions sold since launch — Amazon tablet sales this weekend are up more than 3x year over year.

With its 1024 x 600 resolution, I don’t know how people can put up with it.

CNet seems to think it’s the cat’s meow: 5 reasons to buy Amazon’s $50 tablet — and one not to. They also stupidly say it’s good for reading. Only if you hate your eyes.

If Amazon is making a profit on that tablet, consider what the manufacturing cost was. $15? $20?

Anyway, their site — at post time — reports it won’t be in stock until December 24(!).

Hey, Tim Cook, how’s that iPad pricing going?

Previously here:

Best Buy: Killing Tablets And Themselves
Amazon Introduces New Fire Tablets & TV


Filed under Android