Groupon is offering the GSM unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom digital camera plus smartphone creature for $430 with free shipping and free returns and a one year warranty from Samsung and a bonus battery and a bonus flip case. This is model SM-C1010 and it has a 10x optical zoom lens in a Galaxy S4 smartphone shape. No contract with this offer, you own it right away. Limit 3 and 2 more as gifts. Offer ends by 12/4/13 at 1am ET.
There is a very mild new round of Camera & Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon for Monday 11/25/13. In addition to the baby monitors and security cameras, they offer:
+ starts 12:40pm ET: "The Complete Digital Photo Studio"
+ starts 1:40pm ET: "BARSKA 7x50 WP Battalion Floating Binoculars"
+ starts 2:50pm ET: "A superhero themed kids digital camera"
+ starts 4:50pm ET: "A great deal on a premium leather case"
+ they only posted teasers, no product details until they go live
The main Gold Box deals are of tech interest, a sale on five Windows 8 laptops ($240 to $680) and the no-contract Samsung Galaxy S III for $260 for either Virgin Mobile or Boost Mobile. It is not unlocked, but there's no contract either. It's not a bad cameraphone at this price (with microSD slot for more flexibility).
The official Microsoft Store is accepting pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows 8 Phone. This is the one that has RAW (DNG) image capture. The pre-order price is $550 without contract and $200 with a new contract. This is AT&T. If you preorder, you get a free flip cover and a $50 app card. Freebies offer ends by 11/24/13. Limit 5 per customer.
Groupon is offering the new condition Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Superzoom Smartphone, model SM-C1010, for $430 with free shipping and also free returns if you don't like it. This has a 10x optical zoom lens but it is also an unlocked GSM Android smartphone. They also include a case and extra battery as bonuses. Limit 3 for you and 2 additional as gifts for other peeps. Delivery is within 12 business days of purchase (patience is a virtue!). Expires by 11/7/13 at 1am ET if my temporal math is correct.
They are back online and these time the pre-order pages will stay put: The new Sony Lens+Sensor smartphone modules are now available for pre-order at Amazon for $500 for the QX100 with a 1-inch 20mp sensor and a f1.8 3.6x optical zoom Zeiss lens and for $250 you can get the QX10 with 1/2.3" sensor and a 10x optical zoom G lens. The release estimate for both is September-27-2013. Official announcement coming very soon. Blog-post updated at 11:09am ET.
The Microsoft Store has a special promotion on the Nokia Lumia 1020 cameraphone (yellow, white, or black). You get a free Nokia Camera Grip Cover with purchase. The phone is offered for $300 with a new two year AT&T contract. The Camera Grip will be automatically added to your shopping cart while this promotion is alive and its price will be automatically deducted. If you don't see it, it means the promotion expired. The offer includes Free Next Business Day FedEx delivery. The offer is also available if you are eligible for a device upgrade or add more lines to your account - depending on the various rules set forth by AT&T. Alternately, you can purchase it as a no-contract Replacement Device for $660 plus $10 shipping.
And now we take a look at some of the latest Groupon specials. The good news is that more of the print offers come with free shipping which is a more consumer-friendly way of doing the print specials, since you don't get surprised by a large unspecified shipping fee after you place the order. Maybe Groupon grabbed them by the ear?...
+ Picaboo custom photo books with free shipping: 6x8 inch softcover for $5, or 8.5x11 hardcover for $10 or 11x14 for $15. Twenty pages are included in the price but you can add more for an additional per page fee. Free shipping to 48 continental US states. Limit one plus two more as gifts. Ends 5/28/13 at 1am ET.
+ Canvas On Demand: pay $20 for a 11x14 inch canvas print or pay $40 for a 16x20 inch or pay $60 for TWO 16x20 prints. Free shipping to 48 continental US states. Expires 5/26/13 at 1am ET
+ Collage.com: customized photo collage blanket: pay $40 for a 50x60 inch blanket or pay $50 for a 60x80 inch. Free shipping to 48 continental US states. Ends 5/25/13 at 1am ET
+ Gallery Direct custom framed photo print under glass, pay $45 for a 19x26 or pay $50 for a 24x30 inch. Free shipping. Ends 5/27/13 at 1am ET
+ Kodak Easyshare C195 silver point and shoot digital camera for $50 with free shipping and free returns. Ends 5/29/13 at 1am ET.
+ Liquid Image Underwater Camera Masks, underwater for $50 or scuba for $80. Free shipping and free returns. Ends 5/29/13 at 1am ET.
+ mophie OutRide Multisport Kit for iPhone 4/4S for $80 with free shipping and free returns
+ unlocked brand new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone (first generation) for $350 with free shipping and free returns. Ends 5/29/13 at 1am ET.
+ most items ship 2.5 weeks after purchase, but to be certain, be sure to check the individual terms and conditions and restrictions and crucial dates of each individual offer! Limits of how many you can get at the discounted price vary by promotion. Free shipping is to the 48 continental/contiguous US states.
The new HTC One 4G (AT&T version) is now in-stock and shipping without a contract for $650 at Amazon by Amazon herself. Free 2-day shipping is included. Contract price is $150 with a new 2-year contract.
This limited time offer ended...
If you are looking for an in-between a full-contract and a fully unlocked phone option, there is a 1-day deal at Virgin Mobile USA: they are offering the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G (White Only) for $231. No contracts! You can use it with the Virgin Mobile USA no-contract plans or just use it as a Wifi-only device. The promotion ends on Wednesday at 7am ET (or earlier if sold out). This has an 8mp camera with 1080p video and a 2mp front facing camera. There are plenty of reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S II online!
Both of these are sold out as of a 12/23/12 recheck...
The green color of the unlocked Nokia N8 GSM camera-phone with a US warranty is offered for $200 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Also available for $200 is the blue color. Make sure the seller is Amazon itself. I do not know if the 3rd-party/marketplace sellers are offering US warranties with these. This is a "live price", it is not part of the lightning deals.
This 4-hour lightning deal expired...
Over at the Cell Phones Lightning Deals, Amazon is offering the unlocked Nokia N8 GSM cameraphone with a US warranty for $220 with free shipping in your choice of four different colors. Its usual price is $300. The promotion ends at 7:30pm ET (or earlier if sold out).
Amazon itself is offering the unlocked Nokia N8 GSM (USA warranty) in multiple colors for $300 with free shipping. When price-shopping, note that some of the other retailers offering these are not offering a US warranty. Make sure you make sure Amazon.com itself is the seller, and not 3rd-party sellers if a US warranty is important to you! The N8 is/was popular among photographers (Zeiss lens, 12mp sensor).
The new not-camera camera that is the iPhone 5 is now available for pre-order by Apple itself, along with Verizon Wireless and Sprint and AT&T. Both Verizon and Sprint have a September 28
21 delivery estimate as of a 8:07pm ET recheck. Two-year contract prices are $200 for the 16GB model, $300 for the 32GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. No-contract prices are $450 extra on the aforementioned prices ($650, $750, $850 for 16/32/64GB).
The Nokia Pureview 808 unlocked 41-megapixel camera-phone has dropped by around $50 since its release, you can now get it for $650~ at Amazon.
The 41-megapixel Nokia Pure View 808 camera-phone is now in-stock and shipping for its opening price of $700 at Amazon by Amazon itself
If you are a fan of the iPhone as a phone, cameraphone or camera, but you hate the idea of signing a contract that lasts longer than the average celebrity wedding, you have one more unlocked iPhone option. Virgin Mobile is offering the unlocked 16GB iPhone 4S for $650 and the unlocked 8GB iPhone 4 for $550. Limit 2 per customer at the moment. If you order before 11am ET on Friday June 29, 2012, you will receive free Overnight shipping.
This is on the Spring 4G network, with month-to-month plans starting at $35/month. If you sign up for Auto-Pay, you can shave $5 off the monthly bill. For +$15/month you can turn the iPhone into a mobile hotspot. Since these are contract-free plans, your longest commitment is the month you prepay.
The 41-megapixel Nokia 808 Pure View camera-phone is now available for pre-order at Amazon by Amazon itself for $700. This is Unlocked with a USA warranty. Amazon has a July 8 release estimate. When shopping at Amazon, make sure you check who the seller is. Amazon itself has a USA warranty version. Other sellers at Amazon most likely do not. If you are not sure, check first!
If you are tempted by the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G smartphone, and you are willing to sign up for a new 2-year contract with Verizon Wireless, you can get the phone for $100 (with the 2-year contract) at Amazon Wireless. No rebates!
The latest Android superphone has began shipping, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available for $190
$220 with a new two-year contract with Verizon Wireless through Wirefly (ships in 5-7 2-3 days) [search for "galaxy nexus"]. If you are not a in hurry to receive it, Amazon Wireless has it for $150 $200 with new two-year contract with this ordering status: "Backordered. Usually ships in 8 to 9 days". [updated: 1:30pm EST]
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