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Microsoft Preparing to Sell Cellphone-Like Subscriptions for the Xbox?

Microsoft isn't commenting on this rumor, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to start selling subscriptions for the Xbox next week, similarly to how wireless carriers sell cellphones. Under the plan, the Xbox plus Kinect will cost $99 upfront and then $15 a month for two years, including access to the Xbox Live Gold service and its streaming TV and music.
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WSJ: ‘Google to Start Selling Own Phone Without Wireless Partner by Next Year’

Technology / Internet : Daring Fireball (4 years ago)

Jessica E. Vascellaro, reporting for The Wall Street Journal (link to get behind the WSJ paywall): Google Inc. has designed a cellphone it plans to sell directly to consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with h... Read Post

Microsoft Aims To Sell Xbox One Consoles In China This Summer

Entertainment / Video Games : Cinema Blend: Games (4 hours ago)

That's right, Microsoft is planning on selling the Xbox One in China through a mainland distributor ? up to 100,000 units are planned for the first wave of release beginning this July, according to new reports.Click To Continue Read... Read Post

Selling the Xbox as if It Were a Cellphone

Technology : Bits (2 years ago)

Microsoft has a plan to sell its Xbox game system more the way it would a cellphone, giving customers a break on the cost of the device as long as they commit to pay a monthly service bill. Read Post

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