The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has reached the USA! In other news, Skype finally comes to the web and Walmart starts price-matching online retailers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is the epitome of flexible display innovation. The device is unique in that it has an edged display that can offer extra functionality, and now USA users can enjoy its novel applications.
The Galaxy Note Edge has reached the USA via AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, with Verizon and US Cellular to follow. Prices range between $840 and $945 off-contract, with installment plans varying between carriers. We do know on-contract prices stay in the $400-$430 area.
Opinion: that is one expensive phone. know the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is awesome, but I have a hard time justifying it being that much more pricey.
Users have been begging for a way to use Skype from the browser for a long time. We thought our prayers had been answered when we saw the feature come to Outlook.com, but the service was far from perfect and needed a lot of work.
Time passed, and with it our hopes died down, but now Skype is giving us a better way to use Skype without having to download the full program. Skype for Web is set to work straight from the web, without OutLook.com. It will operate straight from Skype.com.
The web app is in beta, so you may find some issues from time to time. In addition, you will need a plug-in, but that is temporary, until the WebRTC version is available. Skype for Web should be rolling out “in the coming weeks”, so keep your eyes open for it.
Opinion: I just have to wonder if this will work with Chromebooks. Maybe not with a required plug-in, but once the WebRTC version comes around there should be no reason why Skype for Web doesn’t play nicely with Chrome OS devices.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… at least for stores like Walmart, which make a fortune during the holidays. With all the competition out there, though, the store has to stay on top of its game.
Walmart has updated its price-matching policy to allow for price-matching with almost all online retailers. Of course, that includes Amazon.
Opinion: Stores do this to try and compete with the online retailers, which have been stealing customers for a long time. Online retailers can often offer better prices, and it’s so easy to walk into a store just to test a product and then go and purchase it from a website. Not exactly effective for retail.