Amazon stops selling Nintendo 3DS

July 25th at 5:30 PM

Amazon stops selling Nintendo 3DS

Amazon has stopped directly selling the Nintendo 3DS citing customer complaints as the cause of its decision. The portable gaming console currently has 359 reviews and an average of 4/5 stars on Amazon’s website, which suggests customers are happy with the unit itself, but the online retailer has posted a note that states:

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

It remains unclear but Amazon could have stopped selling the 3DS because of a mistake in its original listing or due to customer complaints on how the product arrived. Techland is speculating that cause could be the “rubber feet” on the top lid. These feet are supposedly not adequate enough to prevent the screen from rubbing against the keypad while the console is closed. Gamers can still purchase the Nintendo 3DS from third-party retailers on Amazon.com however, and from a number of additional retailers across the country. More →


T-Mobile G2x not being pulled; ‘high demand has resulted in inventory contraints’

May 25th at 9:20 PM

T-Mobile G2x not being pulled; ‘high demand has resulted in inventory contraints’

After hearing some reports that the T-Mobile LG G2x was being pulled possibly for defects, we reached out to T-Mobile for comment. According to T-Mobile, that’s not the reason the phone has been so hard to find. Instead, the G2x has been so popular that there have been inventory constraints. Here’s the full statement we received from T-Mobile:

The T-Mobile G2x with Google has been a highly popular device with both customers and employees since its launch last month, and high demand has resulted in inventory constraints, which we are working with LG to address.

After spending some time with the T-Mobile G2x, we didn’t find any manufacturing defects or issues with the handset.


Apple asks Toyota to pull jailbreak ad campaign

April 5th at 11:26 PM

Apple asks Toyota to pull jailbreak ad campaign

Toyota recently launched a publicized campaign that placed a special Scion-branded theme pack in the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhone users to enjoy. The move was seen as progressive considering Toyota’s decision to embrace the jailbreak community, but a new report reveals that the theme pack has since been pulled from Cydia. According to the report, Toyota’s advertising agency claims Toyota was contacted by Apple and asked to have the theme removed from Cydia. Toyota complied, of course, and had its agency contact the theme’s publisher to have it taken down immediately. Apple has been openly opposed to the jailbreak community in the past, and this latest move hardly comes as a surprise. More →


AT&T stops all sales of the Nokia Mural

September 10th at 7:10 PM

AT&T stops all sales of the Nokia Mural


Remember that cute little handset AT&T announced last week, the Nokia Mural? You know, the 3G clam shell feature phone that beckons tweens with its funky lights and its $50 price tag? Well if you were planning to grab one, think again. According to one of our trusty ninjas AT&T has pulled the handset indefinitely, ordering all shipments stopped and all sales ceased. According to the internal AT&T memo seen above, a production bungle has left the Mural incapable of operating on AT&T’s 3G network. Instead, it’s stuck on 2G. All retail outlets have been informed that they should send the handsets to AT&T’s returns facility by September 25th for a software update — which at least that means a fix is already available. The bad news: no information was provided in terms of when the Mural might become available for sale once again.