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Best Buy’s Buy Back program free from February 6th to 26th?

February 3rd, 2011

According to a report filed by Droid-Life, electronics retailer Best Buy will be allowing consumers to opt-in to its recently announced Buy Back Program, free of charge, from February 6th to the 26th. Best Buy hopes the giveaway will draw attention to its new offering; often referred to by the company as “future proofing.” What …

Spofity signs first U.S. deal with Sony

January 21st, 2011

Following rumors that streaming music provider Spotify was close to reaching its first deal with a U.S. record label, MediaMemo reports that the company has finally put one in its win column stateside. Spotify today signed a deal with Sony that will give the service access to Sony’s music catalog in the U.S., according to …

T-Mobile G2 is free through January 20th

January 18th, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show was packed to the brim this year with forthcoming Android phones and tablets, but truth be told, T-Mobile didn’t have much to offer in the way of beastly new smartphones to look forward to. Now, it’s entirely possible that the scrappy carrier is saving most of its goodies for Mobile World Congress …

Spotify finally making headway in journey to U.S., report claims

January 14th, 2011

Spotify, the popular European streaming music service provider, is finally nearing a deal in the U.S., the New York Post reports. Following more than a year of negotiations with U.S. record labels, Spotify is said to be close to a deal with Sony and has “gained the support” of another label, according to The Post’s …

Google extends free calling in Gmail through 2011

December 20th, 2010

Google announced Monday the extension of a free calling initiative for U.S.-based Gmail users that was set to expire this month. “In the spirit of holiday giving and to help people keep in touch in the new year,” Google has extended free calling in the U.S. and Canada through the end of 2011. The promotion applies …

Official PlayStation app coming ‘very soon’ to iPhone, Android devices

December 16th, 2010

It’s not exactly the PlayStation Phone we’ve been anxiously awaiting, but Sony has announced the imminent release of its first official PlayStation app for the iOS and Android platforms. Before you get ahead of yourself… no, this is not the mobile gaming platform Sony is reportedly cooking up — but at least its a start. …

Best Buy confirms free iPhone 3GS promotion; in-store only

December 10th, 2010

Following BGR’s exclusive reports, Best Buy has confirmed that it is offering Apple’s iPhone 3GS for free during a one-day only sale. Best Buy also clarified that the offer is only available at Best Buy store locations, and is limited to one per customer: In response to customer demand and interest, Best Buy confirms that …

RIM now accepting App World submissions for PlayBook applications

December 7th, 2010

Today, Research In Motion announced that it has “opened the BlackBerry App World vendor portal to begin accepting BlackBerry PlayBook apps from developers.” The company has yet to communicate a release date for the highly-anticipated tablet. “Interest and momentum behind the BlackBerry PlayBook continues to build and we are thrilled with the positive response from …