HTC is feeling jolly this holiday season and giving everyone very sweet discounts. The Xiaomi Mi5 has been leaked and Lyft is allowing split fares.
HTC is alleviating the load on your credit card this holiday season, offering a substantial discount on any phone you purchase before 9 PM Pacific on January 2nd. That is right, guys. Any phone!
The discount amounts to 20% and you can take advantage of it by using the code “HTCHOLIDAY20” during checkout at their official website. There is a limit of 1 unit per customer, so don’t go nuts!
Opinion: 20% is actually a very nice discount on an HTC smartphone. Especially considering these are mostly priced over $500. That is a $100 off on a $500 phone!
A couple Xiaomi devices have shown up in leaked images today, showcasing what could be the awesome manufacturer’s upcoming smartphones. Which one is which, though? The first one (below) was spotted by the guys at GizChina, displaying what looks much like a Xiaomi Mi4… a much larger one.
The second image displays a very different device, but this one happens to be a prototype. We have no clue what either of these will be, by the way. We can only assume, and this one does feel much like a Redmi. What do you think?
Opinion: Xiaomi’s next-gen devices start leaking right before CES. Could this be a sign that Xiaomi will have an important prescence at the world-class Las Vegas convention?
Uber no longer holds an exclusive on fare splitting. Lyft is upping its artillery with an upgrade that allows riders to automatically share the amount owed to your friendly driver. It’s as easy as accessing the options during a ride and simply tapping on the “Split payment” option. Select up to 5 friends and the process is done after they accept.
The new service is not exactly free, though. In order to cover the cost of charging multiple cards, the company charges you 25 cents per added customer. It’s not a horrible price to pay for simplicity.
Opinion: I happen to use these services only when I am out having drinks. Surely, I will be happy to not have to deal with splitting fares. Math just doesn’t come easy after a few brews.