Play-com archive

  • Play.com to offer unlocked iPhones
    Phones

    Play.com to offer unlocked iPhones

    By 23 March 2009

    It appears that online retailer Play.com is to soon offer the British-buying public unlocked iPhones. In a move that seems a little doubtful, Play.com has pre-order pages live for both 8GB and 16GB models with the handsets due for release on 27 March....

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Player

    By 18 March 2009

    We have a Blu-ray player for the Pocket-lint Daily Tech Deal today. The Sony BDP-S350 is available from Play.com for £179.99 with free delivery and a copy of Bond flick "Quantum of Solace" to sweeten the deal. The player itself delivers HD 1080p, 24p...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Blu-ray bargains from Play.com
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: Blu-ray bargains from Play.com

    By 17 March 2009

    Pocket-lint's tech deal brings you a variety of Blu-ray offers from Play.com. The offer that stands out is the two for £22 deal that gives you a choice of hundreds of Blu-ray discs, from newer titles such as Hancock, Planet Terror and Die Hard 4.0 to...

  • Blaze to release "new" Sega Mega Drive
    Gaming

    Blaze to release "new" Sega Mega Drive

    By 16 March 2009

    Retro gaming fans will be in for a treat in May, as Blaze has announced it is launching a "new" version of Sega's classic console, the Mega Drive. The console is a plug and play device and will come with 15 games built in, including Alex Kidd, Alien Storm,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: £5 sale at Play.com
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: £5 sale at Play.com

    By 5 March 2009

    Today's deal is from Play.com, where they have a whole range of products for a fiver. This includes games, music, DVDs, books and gadgets, as well as other bits and bobs, like clothing. A couple of choice items that stand out are a SanDisk 2GB SD memory...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Samsung S1070 10.2-megapixel camera
    Cameras

    Daily Tech Deal: Samsung S1070 10.2-megapixel camera

    By 11 February 2009

    They say that a picture can convey 1000 words - but they tend to say a lot of things. If you fancy taking some pictures, and are looking to save some cash on the compact variety, then the Samsung S1070 10.2-megapixel digital camera may be the order of...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Half price Sony NWDB103FB MP3 player
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Half price Sony NWDB103FB MP3 player

    By 26 January 2009

    Today's deal comes from Play.com where you can find some great discounts on Sony's Walkman MP3 players. The one we'll be covering is the Sony NWDB103FB which is currently on sale at £24.99, down from its recommended price of £59.99. Sony says the 1GB...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Nextlink INVISIO G5 Bluetooth headset
    Phones

    Daily Tech Deal: Nextlink INVISIO G5 Bluetooth headset

    By 21 January 2009

    After scouring the information super highway, Pocket-lint has come up with another Daily Tech Deal which may well be right up your street. It is the Nextlink INVISIO G5 Bluetooth headset selling for £17.99 down from £69.99 at Play.com. The headset itself...

  • Play.com says today will be busiest Christmas shopping day
    Online

    Play.com says today will be busiest Christmas shopping day

    By 8 December 2008

    Play.com is predicting today will be the busiest day ever for internet purchases. Apparently, in the run-up to Christmas Day, Mondays are traditionally always the busiest for web buying and 8 December is set to see sales soar by 25% year on year. At peak...

  • Microsoft: Xbox outsold PS3 3-to-1 on Black Friday weekend
    Gaming

    Microsoft: Xbox outsold PS3 3-to-1 on Black Friday weekend

    By 2 December 2008

    Microsoft is reporting record-breaking console sales on Black Friday weekend, the big shopping weekend following Thanksgiving in the States. According to the publisher, US retailers reported Xbox outselling PlayStation 3 by a three-to-one ratio, with...

  • Play.com offers GTA IV for £17.99 in Mega Monday sale
    Gaming

    Play.com offers GTA IV for £17.99 in Mega Monday sale

    By 1 December 2008

    To help with the ever-present credit crunch in the run up to Christmas, Play.com has launched its Mega Monday sale reducing a number of new releases to under £18. Games with the rather reasonable £17.99 price tag include Midnight Club: Los Angeles,...

  • Sennheiser launches VMX Office
    Phones

    Sennheiser launches VMX Office

    By 20 November 2008

    Sennheiser has launched the VMX Office, a Bluetooth headset kit designed for office and mobile use. The headset comes complete with a desktop Bluetooth base station that keeps the headset charged and connects to a landline, but can toggle between desk...

  • MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches
    Audio

    MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

    By 4 November 2008

    Seven of the UK's music download retailers have launched a campaign that identifies music in the MP3 format. Angled "to help consumers make the most of the growing availability of music in the universally compatible MP3 format", the campaign will get...

  • Play.com launches ticketing service
    Online

    Play.com launches ticketing service

    By 16 October 2008

    Online entertainment retailer Play.com has launched a "revolutionary" ticketing service. The new service will offer fans of music, sport and arts the chance to sell their unwanted tickets or buy ones for the event they can’t miss. The service will boast...

  • Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads
    Audio

    Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads

    By 9 October 2008

    Online retailer Play.com has announced that tracks and albums from all four major music labels are now available in MP3 DRM-Free format on their digital music service PlayDigital. With the claim of beating their major UK competitors Amazon, HMV and Tesco...

  • Contour Design launches iPod touch case
    Audio

    Contour Design launches iPod touch case

    By 4 September 2008

    Contour has launched a new case for the iPod touch, the "Impression". Available in blue (that looks black), red, and white gloss the cases are made from "polished" polycarbonate are on sale from Play.com for around £20.

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 gets launch date
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 gets launch date

    By 8 August 2008

    Play.com has announced that it will be selling the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Sim free from the 30 October. Customers keen to get their hands on Sony Ericsson new smartphone are being promised day one delivery and the chance to get it without having to sign...

  • Online retailers cut Xbox 360 prices
    Gaming

    Online retailers cut Xbox 360 prices

    By 22 July 2008

    It looks like the Xbox price drops have finally begun for us in the UK... Online retailer Play.com has dropped the price of the 20GB Xbox 360 to £169.99, £30 less than the SRP, while Amazon is selling it for £179.99. Price cuts were announced for the...

  • Online retailers cut 20GB 360 prices
    Gaming

    Online retailers cut 20GB 360 prices

    By 22 July 2008

    It looks like the price drops have finally begun for us in the UK... Online retailer Play.com has dropped the price of the 20GB Xbox 360 to £169.99, £30 less than the SRP, while Amazon is selling it for £179.99. Price cuts were announced for the US...

  • Channel changer ray gun launches
    Gadgets

    Channel changer ray gun launches

    By 25 June 2008

    It's styled like a 1950s sci-fi ray gun, it changes the TV channel, makes cool noises while it does so and costs less than a tenner. If you're not already reaching for your wallet then why are you reading this site?

  • Nokia N96 goes on pre-order for £600
    Phones

    Nokia N96 goes on pre-order for £600

    By 30 May 2008

    Nokia's coming soon flagship multimedia computer, the Nseries N96 may well hit the UK on 31 July if a pre-order page on Play.com is to be believed. The new handset is being offered on a pre-order basis for £599 for an unlocked SIM-free model. Official...

  • GTA IV selling 80 copies a minute
    Gaming

    GTA IV selling 80 copies a minute

    By 29 April 2008

    We brought you the news that just-launched Grand Theft Auto IV is set to smash records, and online retailer Play.com has announced it has been taking over 80 orders a minute for the game. Stuart Rowe, chief operating officer for Play.com, concurs that...

  • Wii Fit sold every 4 seconds on launch day
    Gaming

    Wii Fit sold every 4 seconds on launch day

    By 28 April 2008

    It looks as if Wii Fit is well on its way to becoming the fastest selling Wii game ever with retailers telling Pocket-lint that Friday was a blockbusting day for the new fitness game. Since its launch in Japan on 1 December 2007, Wii Fit has already sold...

  • Play.com launches unofficial GTA IV bundle
    Gaming

    Play.com launches unofficial GTA IV bundle

    By 11 April 2008

    Potential Xbox 360 owners may have been feeling a wee bit peeved that what is set to be one of the biggest games launches of the year was to come to PlayStation fans first. But now, Play.com has promised an unofficial bundle of Grand Theft Auto IV for...

  • Wii Fit pre-orders sell out in a day
    Gaming

    Wii Fit pre-orders sell out in a day

    By 8 April 2008

    Poised to become the fastest selling Wii game ever, "Wii Fit" by Nintendo has outstripped all previous records on Play.com by selling out its entire allocation in one day. Launching in the UK on 25 April, Play.com says it has been "overwhelmed" by demand...