HTC's 'blockchain' phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto

Following last year’s bitcoin-led explosion in cryptocurrency value and media exposure, the topic has more or less left the public consciousness at large. Crypto still has its share of die-hard proponents, though, and HTC is going after them directly with the Exodus 1, which you can now pre-order — but only if you’ve got bitcoin or Ether to pony up.

The Exodus 1 was announced in May, although back then, it was just the Exodus — I’m dubious there’ll be an Exodus 2, which seems to be the implication here. Read MoreHTC’s ‘blockchain’ phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 7.1 pre-orders from B&H come with a free photo/video kit worth $65

The Nokia 7.1 looks primed to bring some swagger back to the mid-range smartphone game, particularly in the US. Even still, the quality of the photos and videos captured with the device isn’t likely to knock your socks off. But a steadier hand and some reliable lighting should help. To that end, if you pre-order a 7.1 from B&H, you’ll also get a free photo/video kit worth $65, which is about 19% of the phone’s $350 price tag. Read MoreNokia 7.1 pre-orders from B&H come with a free photo/video kit worth $65 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.