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Black Friday 2014 Android deals, take three: RadioShack, Newegg, eBay, Sears, and more

Discounts are in the air, our bargain-loving, Android-cherishing friends. Can you feel’ em? Sure you can, after all, we’ve already given you the scoop on Black Friday 2014 deals from a dozen recognized, reliable, respectable online and offline retailers.

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With only 48 hours or so to go until Thanksgiving, and less than 72 before the busiest shopping day of the year, it’s time to tie up some loose ends, and wrap up those wish lists.

Remember, a slew of electronics merchants have turned the Black Friday buildup into a bona fide Black Week, while others remain faithful to traditions and welcome you in their stores for whopping savings as soon as you finish up your Turkey Day dinner.

Here are nine names to watch out for over the next few days, and parts of their holiday offerings for Google devotees:

RadioShack

This Black Friday veteran sure took its sweet time before spilling the beans on its imminent promos, but the waiting paid off. Big time! RadioShack’s Android friendly deals are some of the best around, perhaps only matched by giants like BestBuy or Walmart, and go live on Thursday, at 8 AM.

RadioShack flyer

The first wave of special offers shall last for four hours, followed by a second one between 5 PM and 12 AM, and a third on the way Friday, at 6 AM. Plenty of time to help out your mothers or wives with dinner preparations, and get them a little something, something on the cheap for under the Christmas tree.

Super-awesome deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – free with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint contracts
  • Galaxy S5 – $500 off-contract
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – $200 outright
  • Prepaid LG Volt for Sprint – $40
  • Google Chromecast – $25
  • LG G3 – free with two-year pacts
  • LG G3 + LG G Watch – $0 down on AT&T Next, Sprint Easy Pay or Verizon Edge (limited for the first 500 customers nationwide)
  • Net10 Motorola Moto E – $50 with no annual contract
  • Amazon Fire HD 6 – $80
  • Fire HD 7 – $110

Not impressed by any of the above? First of all, you’re nuts. And second, RS pledges to match any printed competitor’s price for all items on sale, plus throw in an extra 10 percent off. If they can discount the products further, because those GS5, G3 and G Watch deals are literally unbeatable.

RadioShack

Slightly less mouth-watering deals:

  • Nobis 7 – $50
  • Fitbit Flex – $100 (plus free $25 gift card for in-store purchases)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • Ematic, Trio Stealth or Visual Land 7-inch quad-core tablet – $70

Look, we’re not saying the Tab 4 7.0 or 10.1 deals aren’t decent. But enough already. For crying out loud, everyone and their mother has the Tab 4 pair on sale for the exact same prices. As for the Fitbit Flex, it’s up for grabs today on Amazon at $92 or so, before discounts.

Newegg

  • Asus MeMo Pad ME170CX – $80
  • EVGA Tegra Note 7 – $120
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Asus C200 11.6-inch Chromebook – $180

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Wait, that’s all?!? Probably not. Probably, that’s all Newegg is ready to share at the moment, keeping, much like Amazon, its cards close to the chest until the very last minute. You’re advised therefore to check and refresh the online store early and often on Friday.

Newegg’s steals rarely last more than a few hours. Consider yourselves warned.

eBay

We know, we know, the auction outlet isn’t exactly at the top of your trust list. But these deals will be offered by some of the most trustworthy sellers around. And a few of them are just too good to turn down:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F with 4G – $450 unlocked
  • 13-inch Asus Chromebook – $150
  • LG/Google Nexus 5 factory unlocked – $319

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Avoid at all costs:

  • iRulu 7 tablet with keyboard – $40

Meh:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (incorrectly listed as 10.4) – $300
  • Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $200

Sears

64 catalog pages chock-full of phenomenal doorbusters, and only a handful of Android promos worth our time and money? We’d have expected better from Sears, but hey, they’re not exactly the number one destination for tech consumers. Sears is getting a pass from us because of that, especially as they kick off the Black Friday celebration at 6 PM, on Thursday. Perfect timing in our book.

Sears

Hot deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $200 (plus $20 back in member points)
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250 (with $20 points)
  • TracFone LG Optimus Fuel – $10 off-contract
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – $400 (plus $20 back in points for members)

You can probably do better elsewhere:

  • Xtreme 7 tablet – $40 (plus $10 back in points for members)
  • Trio Stealth G4 – $60 with 7-inch screen; $100 in 10-inch variation
  • FunTab 2 7-inch tablet for kids – $90

Shopko

Not exactly a gadget guru either, Shopko pulls off a slightly more enticing slate of bargains for tech enthusiasts in general and Android fanatics in particular. Online, their price cuts should be live tomorrow, Wednesday, while physical stores will be trimming costs Thursday afternoon.

Shopko

Hotties:

  • Roku Streaming Stick – $40
  • TracFone prepaid LG34C smartphone – $10
  • Amazon Fire HD6 – $80
  • Fire HD7 – $110
  • Garmin VivoFit fitness band – $80

Notties:

  • Polaroid 7-inch dual-core tablet bundle with wireless Bluetooth keyboard, stand and sleeve included – $70
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Double Power 7-inch tablet – $40
  • Polaroid 7 Kids – $50

What is it with retailers and dirt-cheap tabs from obscure OEMs? I mean, we understood the practice a few years back, but you can score a legitimate Asus MeMo Pad for $80, HP 7 Plus or HP 7 G2 at $100 from Amazon today, and beat the Black Friday crowds. With that in mind, why wait and go through a lot of hassle to pick up a $70 Polaroid, or $40 Double Power (yuck)?

Adorama

Three lousy Android items on sale, and savings that can only be described as underwhelming. And we’re being kind. Yes, Adorama, we understand you’re a camera merchant first and foremost, but you need to get your priorities straight and branch out before it’s too late.

Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 – $280 after rebate
  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Dell Venue 7 – $100

TigerDirect

Please tell us this is merely a preview of the promo bonanza to come. It can’t be everything. It just cannot.

Chromecast

  • 10-inch Asus tablet – $150
  • Proscan 7-inch tablet with bundled McAfee Security Suite – $5 after $50 rebate
  • Google Chromecast – $25 (and two free months of Hulu Plus)

By the by, Tiger Direct, maybe next time you’ll actually list the names of discounted objects for us to know what we’re buying. Asus has dozens of 10-inch tabs under its belt. Literally, dozens.

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer

Not familiar with Fred Meyer? Maybe you should get acquainted, and find one of their brick and mortar locations near you. Just do it quickly, as these sizzling hot deals and doorbusters open at 5 AM on Friday:

  • Amazon Fire HD 6 – $79 with 8 GB storage; $99 in 16 GB configuration
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • 13-inch Asus Chromebook – $200
  • Fitbit Charge – $130 (plus free $25 gift card)

PC Richard & Son

Another smaller, lesser known retailer, one more roster of deals meant to give big kahunas like TigerDirect, Adorama or Sears some serious headaches. Too bad this family-owned business is squarely accessible to residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. If you accidentally bump into a PC Richard store on your way to the neighborhood Walmart, here’s what we recommend you look for come Friday, 6 AM:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Edition – $130
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit – $100
  • Fitbit Flex – $79

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And here’s what not to bother with:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • No-name 10.1-inch Android 4.4 tablet – $70

That’s a wrap for today, bargain hunters from all 50 states, but keep an eye out for a convenient Black Friday 2014 survival guide, and more importantly, moar deals. Thursday and Friday, we’ll be at your beck and call with shopping lists that we’ll update as promos crop up. We’re in this together, dear readers, and we promise you won’t regret sticking around.

Best Father’s Day discounts and deals for Android fans from across the web

Trying so hard to achieve full-scale gender equality, the 21st century society has fallen victim to the positive discrimination trap. Just look at how many holidays are nowadays dedicated to women. Ladies have their International Women’s Day, their Mother’s Day, Women’s Equality Day and even a Women’s History Month each year.

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Meanwhile, what do guys get? A measly Father’s Day in the third Sunday of June. This year, on the 15th. Sure, manly men don’t need jubilees to feel good about themselves. Besides, it’s natural to love the fair sex more and to want to show your appreciation to those who give us all life.

Also, if men in general and fathers in particular only get one holiday a year, you can bet your behind we’ll make the most of it. And so will consumer electronics retailers. After all, they live to serve and serve they shall.

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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Amazon, Newegg and RadioShack. Just a handful of the stores that take part in a nationwide Father’s Day yard sale these following couple of weeks. And as usual, we’re here to round up the best, most lucrative Android deals from across the web:

Verizon

  • $100 off all smartphones regularly available at $199.99 and up with two-year contracts. That includes the all new HTC One (M8), which costs $99.99 through June 15, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 ($99.99), the Galaxy Note 3 ($199.99, down from $300), LG’s G2 (free of charge), Motorola’s Moto X (free), and the Droid Maxx ($99.99).
  • Ellipsis 7 tablet – $0 with 24-month pacts, down from $149.99 regularly
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini – free with contracts (was $49.99)

Tech dad Verizon

So yeah, the nation’s largest wireless service provider isn’t feeling particularly generous these days. But keep in mind exactly how fresh the One M8 and GS5 are, and how they still go for $200 via other carriers. Also, Big Red is the sole network that offers HTC’s beast in gold and red in addition to silver and gray. Finally, the Ellipsis 7 is no Nexus 7 killer, but it’s got decent specs for nada upfront: 1,280 x 800 pix res display, quad-core chip, 1 GB RAM, 4G LTE connectivity.

AT&T

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Forget it, Ma Bell. Just… forget it. You’re not worth it.

T-Mobile

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition$0 upfront, plus 24 monthly payments of $25 each ($600 grand total, down from $652, the price tag T-Mo first announced)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $199 full retail cost ($100 off)
  • Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 – $168 starting June 18

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

I know, I know, June 18 is after Father’s Day. But if your dear old pa is willing to wait, or if you’re considering getting a little something, something for yourselves, the Pop 7 is one hell of a steal. It’s no powerhouse, with a sub-par dual-core chip and 1,024 x 600 pix res screen, but it’s got LTE, 1 GB RAM and requires no lengthy contract to be signed.

Moving higher on the totem pole, the GTab 3 7.0 and especially the Note 10.1 2014 look like ideal gifts for tech-savvy parents, leaving kids wanting to show their love with a bit of dough in their pockets. See, AT&T, that’s how you do a Father’s Day promo.

Amazon

HP Slate 10 HD

Okay, so the Fire HDX ain’t technically discounted. But it’s a solid bargain regardless. And so are its HD cousins and 8.9-inch HDX sibling. As for the Galaxy Note 10.1, Tegra Note and HP’s slate trio, they may not offer the most gigantic savings in the history of online promotions, but their bang for buck factor is rock-solid.

Newegg

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Weak “deals”, Newegg. Almost weaker than AT&T’s. Good thing you replace them every day, and so you still got time to make amends with fathers across the States. Just be sure to pick up the slack, a’ight?

RadioShack

Galaxy S5

That’s more like it. And the prepaid Boost and Virgin special offers don’t stop there. Check out the full list here, and regardless of the uncomfortable trade-in, note that RadioShack’s GS5 price is the lowest we’ve seen so far for Sammy’s “next big thing”.

Cricket Wireless

  • LG L70$49.99 after rebate sans contracts (starting Friday, June 6)

LG L70

Only one bargain from AT&T’s newest subsidiary, but boy, is this a deal for the ages. The L70 is the poster boy for mid-range smartphones this day and age, running Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, packing dual-core Snapdragon 200 punch, 1 GB RAM, a comfy 2,100 mAh battery and a 4.5-inch 800 x 480 pixels resolution panel. 50 bucks free of contract restrictions. Let that sink in. 

Newegg selling the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet for $250 after a $100 discount

LG G Pad 8.3

LG G Pad 8.3

The LG G Pad 8.3 tablet is now being offered with a cool $100 discount via American retailer Newegg. The tablet which originally costs $350 can now be purchased for $250, bringing the pricing close to the 2013 Nexus 7. Newegg appears to be selling just the Wi-Fi only version of the tablet.

The tablet can be bought for the discounted price using a coupon code from the site which is to be applied during checkout. The listing shows a price tag of $279.99 for the white variant, but using the discount coupon FWPD213B, the pricing is effectively reduced by $30.

Hit the source link below if you’re in the market for a budget ranged tablet like the G Pad 8.3. Bear in mind that this features LG’s skinned version of Android 4.2.2 and not Android 4.4 KitKat like the GPE variant of the tablet. Barring this little annoyance, the G Pad 8.3 from LG is a very capable device with an 8.3 inch 1080p display, a quad core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable), a 5MP camera on the back and a 4,600 mAh battery.

There’s no word on how long this promo will last, so make sure you avail the benefits while you still can.

Source: Newegg

Via: Android Police

Black Friday Android Deals Are Live Now, Here’s a Quick Rundown (Best Buy, Walmart, Target and More)

D-Day is here, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s finally time to put our money where our mouths are. We turned dozens of leaked Black Friday 2013 ads and brochures upside down, analyzed them thoroughly and then analyzed them again, but today it’s a totally different ball game.

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As expected, most reputable retailers kept at least some cards close and didn’t let everything slip ahead of time. So without further ado, I give you the best Black Friday deals on Android gadgets live at the time of this writing across six major retail chains: Best Buy, Walmart, Target, RadioShack, Newegg and GameStop.

Best Buy

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – free with two-year Verizon, AT&T or Sprint contracts in all color combos, including the exclusive “blue arctic”
  • HTC One for Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – $29.99
  • No-contract Samsung Galaxy S3 with Boost or Virgin Mobile – $299.99 ($100 off)
  • Unlocked 4G Samsung Galaxy S4 – $599.99 ($200 off)
  • No-contract LG Optimus F3 for Virgin Mobile – $89.99 (down from $180)
  • Prepaid AT&T ZTE Avail 2 – $34.99 ($45 off)
  • 16 GB Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 – $99.99
  • 8 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $149.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – $399.99 plus $10 gift card
  • Insignia Flex 8 tablet – $79.99 ($120 off)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299.99
  • Double Power 9-inch tab with Android 4.1 – $89.99

Best Buy

Note that some of the promotions may already be gone online, but visiting a Best Buy physical store could still be worth a shot. Unless, you know, you have a terrible headache following that wild Thanksgiving rave (read quiet, torturing dinner with family), and don’t feel like getting out of bed earlier than 2 pm today. In which case forget about it.

As for early risers, don’t forget to check out Best Buy’s surprise in-store doorbusters, available starting 10 am Black Friday.

Walmart

  • RCA 7-inch tablet with Jelly Bean – $59
  • Trio Stealth G2 10-incher – $99
  • Prepaid Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 – $299
  • RCA 9-inch dual-core slate – $99
  • HP Mesquite 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1 – $89
  • Funtab 7-inch kid-friendly tablet – $69.99
  • Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura – $29
  • Virgin Kyocera Event – $19.99
  • Fuhu Nabi 2 kid-friendly slate – $99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon pacts – $0.97 plus $100 gift card

Walmart

No judging here and I don’t mean to tell you how to go about your holiday shopping, but please, pretty please, ignore the dirt-cheap no-name tablets. You know, the RCA, Trio Stealth and so on. Instead, that exclusive, limited HP Mesquite thingy looks awesome. And the GS3, the Kyocera Event, Galaxy Centura, etc., etc.

Target

  • LeapFrog LeapPad 2 learning tablet – $89.99
  • InnoTab 3S learning tablet – $79.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 – $249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – $349.99
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z – $449.99
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition – $579.99
  • No-contract LG Optimus F3 – $149.99

Target

Nothing to write home about in the smartphone promotions department, but that’s because Cyber Monday is coming and Target would rather play it cool until then. You do get some solid savings on tablets however, plus store coupons for 20% off to be used between December 1 and 7 if you spend at least 75 bucks. Not too shabby, eh?

RadioShack

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini – $0.99 with Verizon contracts
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon contracts – $49.99 plus $50 online VISA card
  • HTC One for Verizon – $19.99 with pacts
  • No-contract Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy Ring – $49.99 ($100 off)
  • No-contract Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro – $29.99 ($50 off)
  • No-contract HTC Desire C – $49.99
  • Kyocera Hydro Edge – $69.99 outright (down from $150)
  • Verizon LG Optimus Zone – $39.99
  • Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Rush – $79.99
  • Virgin Mobile ZTE Reef – $79.99 with prepaid plans
  • Trio Stealth Pro 7-inch tablet – $49.99
  • Ematic EGS004 7-incher – $59.99
  • Ematic FunTab Pro tablet for kids – $99.99

RadioShack

Massive savings on ultra low-end no-contract handhelds, a few dirt-cheap tablets from manufacturers I’ve actually heard about (Ematic) and the GS4 mini for free. You know what to do.

GameStop

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299.99
  • Buy 2, get 1 free on any pre-owned electronics, with the selection including $120 Kindle Fire, $230 Asus Transformer Pad TF300T, $220 Kindle Fire HD 8.9, $240 Asus ME301, $250 Acer A200

GameStop

I know, I know, buying pre-owned, refurb slates is not quite your idea of getting the perfect Black Friday deal. But think about it. You can score a Transformer Pad, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Asus ME301 for $470 in total. And all three will come to you in mint condition, guaranteed.

Newegg

  • Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 – $559.99 with promo code 1127BF29
  • Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note – $269.99 with promo code 1127BF27
  • Unlocked Blu Life Play – $204.99 with promo code 1127BF51
  • Blu Tank 4.5 phone – $119.99 with promo code 1127BF56
  • Ainol Novo 10 Hero 2 tablet – $184.99
  • Blu Dash 4.0 – $79.99 with promo code 1127BF48
  • Cube U18GT 7-inch quad-core tablet – $94.99
  • Cube U25GT 7-incher with Android 4.2 – $79.99
  • Dell Venue 8 – $159
  • Moto X with Verizon and Sprint contracts – $0.99 plus $50 gift card
  • HTC One for Verizon and Sprint – $19.99 plus $50 gift card
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini – $9.99 on Verizon, $19.99 on Sprint plus $50 gift card
  • LG G2 – $49.99 with Verizon and Sprint pacts and $50 gift cards

Newegg

They warned us theirs is going to be “the only Black Friday sale you’ll need this year” and, while I wouldn’t quite go that far, it’s pretty obvious Newegg is one of the more generous retailers this holiday season. Ready, set, shop!

Black Friday 2013 Android Deals, Part Four – Google Play, T-Mobile, Newegg, Fry’s, Micro Center and More

We’ve come a long way in our quest to win Black Friday (you know, like on “South Park”), with three installments in the most epic special deal roundup around live and available here, here and here for your viewing pleasure and bank account salvation.

Black Friday

Only it’s not over until the fat lady sings or, in this particular case, until the first long-lost distant relative who’s auto-invited himself to your family Thanksgiving dinner hurls and passes out on a couch following a bit of festive eggnog intoxication.

And since some of you probably haven’t even bought a turkey yet, there’s definitely time. Time for calculations, shopping lists, ideas for Christmas gifts, loan extensions, the scoring of last-minute work bonuses and pretty much anything that can allow the tiniest of extra wiggle room in the market for the best Black Friday bargains.

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Most of all, there’s still time for a fourth chapter in our BF Android roundup saga, this one exploring savings at Google Play, T-Mobile, Newegg, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, Costco, Groupon and Rakuten.

Google Play Black Friday deals

The whiff of the holiday season likely doesn’t truly get to you until the umpteen 70-something aunt you had no idea was still alive asks for the hundredth time what you do and what exactly web content writing means.

That sort of magic is only rivaled by the festive hangovers succeeding Thanksgiving Day or Christmas, but why put up with the third degree over and over again when you can simply ignore the interrogations and finish up a few extra levels of Need for Speed Most Wanted?

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Sounds cynical? Yeah, but it’s so, so fun. And the sweetest thing is plenty of uber-cool Android apps are to be discounted between now and next Monday, with the current offer including the following:

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted – $1.99
  • Prince of Persia Shadow & Flame – $0.99
  • Go Launcher Prime – $3.99
  • Heavy Sword – $0.99
  • Contre Jour – $0.99
  • Principia – $0.99
  • The Bard’s Tale – $0.99
  • Choplifter HD – $0.99
  • Shadowrun Returns – $6.99
  • Solar System HD Deluxe Edition – $1.00
  • OfficeSuite Professional 7 – $5
  • Total War Battles – $1
  • Big Sport Fishing 3D – $2
  • Order & Chaos Online – $1

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But wait, there’s more, as Big G’s Play Store is to hold a promotion on some sweet hardware too, namely the 2013 Nexus 7, available from now through March 31, 2014 (whaaat?) with $25 free Google Play credit and free shipping. Not the deal of a lifetime, but if you’re not comfortable purchasing the N7 elsewhere, it’ll definitely come in handy.

T-Mobile BF 2013 discounts

All the spanking new, sizzling hot, top-shelf Android smartphones on sale for a whole week and thus valid both before and after Thanksgiving? Yes, please, T-Mo, and forgive me for ever doubting you have what it takes to go after Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, the US carrier medalists nowadays.

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Best Android deals:

  • LG G2 – $0 down payment with $25 monthly installments plus $48 off the total price with promo code G2PROMO
  • Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 – $48 savings with promo codes GS4 DEAL and SAVENOTE3
  • Nexus 5 – $12 upfront with coupon 30NEXUS
  • Sony Xperia Z – $456 full retail price ($48 off)
  • HTC One – $0 down with $23 monthly payments plus free urBeats earbuds

Meh:

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – $441.99 with $0 down

Newegg

A discount retailer extraordinaire by definition, Newegg has chosen to play it coy so far, leaking to the press a puny one-page Black Friday brochure. Worst of all, the ad doesn’t list the special prices of products on sale, so I’m afraid for the most part we’re left forced to play the waiting game.

Newegg

Either that, or look elsewhere, but I wouldn’t advise the latter approach, since I’m fairly certain Newegg has some tricks up its sleeve. For now, this is what we know:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $290 with promo code EMCWWVR22, price valid now and guaranteed to not drop any lower
  • Select tablets (Galaxy Notes, Tabs and Nexus 7 included) – 10% off with promo code EMCWWVR83
  • Dell Venue 8 – discount coming soon
  • Sony SmartWatch 2 – special price unknown

Fry’s Electronics

There aren’t so very many Androids to be offered on the cheap with Fry’s come 9 am Thanksgiving Day, but the handful of devices will be up for grabs for almost unbeatable prices. Plus, you’ll be able to reserve items on the official website and then pick them up between 6 and 9 am Friday. Not bad.

Frys

Black Friday studs:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $159
  • Lenovo Yoga 10.1 – $249
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299 plus $50 gift card
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – $169
  • Prepaid AT&T Avail 2 – $39

Duds:

  • No-name 7-inch tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich – $47
  • No-name 9-incher with Jelly Bean – $89

Micro Center

Another retailer with a seemingly thrifty Black Friday pitch, Micro Center goes even lower than Fry’s on several gizmos, thus making the offer as a whole rich in quality. And take a look at page 3 of the store’s leaked 10-page flyer. It says 51 more pages are to follow, so it’s crystal clear this is but a mere sample of what’s to come.

MicroCenter

Also, I realize I’m on an Android-focused website, but dayum, there are some solid deals on Windows-powered laptops, PC components and peripherals in there.

Android hotties:

  • Asus MeMo Pad 7-inch tablet – $99.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 – $140, $250 and $280
  • Nexus 7 2013 – $200 with 16 GB storage, $230 in 32 GB variant
  • Nexus 7 first-gen 32 GB – $150
  • Nexus 7 2013 4G LTE – $330

Notties:

  • Eken (?!?) 10-inch tablet with Android 4.2 – $100
  • Azpen (?!?!?) 7-incher with Jelly Bean – $40

Costco

What’s that, you don’t have a membership card with Costco yet? Then you’d better go ahead and sign up, borrow from a friend or steal one (just kidding with that last part). Once again, I’m getting the impression we don’t have the full Black Friday story on our hands as of now, albeit if this is only a start, it’s a darn promising one.

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Best deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $30 off
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 – $50 off
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $100 off
  • Free Dell Venue 8 tablet with each $599.99+ PC purchase (and on that subject, the $650 Dell Inspiron 15R touchscreen laptop and $999.99 HP 15t Quad TouchSmart Full HD notebook are looking hot)

Groupon

No monkey business, grand hoopla, bells or whistles and only one Android promo. But boy, is that a doozy! Check it out: Asus and Google’s 2012 Nexus 7 going for $119.99 with 16 GB built-in storage and $149.99 with 32 GB memory. Live online now and valid for three and a half more days or until limited quantities run out.

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Rakuten

Today’s episode of the Black Friday 2013 chronicle has been one filled to the brim with uncertainties, incomplete information, secrets and puzzles.

It’s therefore befitting to wrap up the festivities on the same note, as Rakuten, like so many of its competitors, has let parts of its holiday promos slip to the media, the rest of which will be up in the air no more either Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Rakuten

Best deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch – $249.99
  • Asus MeMo Pad HD7 tablet 16 GB – $99

Alright, take a breather now, get some sleep and be ready for one hell of a ride. We’re here to guide you all through it, so be sure to check back to us the next few days for regular updates and new, impossible to refuse Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Via [BlackFriday.com], [Phone Arena]

Coupon Code Slashes 10% Off All Newegg Tablets (Including Nexus 7 2013)

Know how we literally just told you about a seemingly once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal going on over at Woot for last year’s Google Nexus 7? Well, you can forget all about it. Unless you already splashed the cash on the 7-inch tab, in which case… sorry?

Android savings

We’ve just got wind of another promotion with a strong early whiff of Black Friday juice, this time not limited to only one slate and valid through a much larger and more reliable retailer: Newegg. The online store has each and every tab in stock available for a preferential price, namely 10% off list prices.

Doesn’t sound like a lot and it probably isn’t… for some, but for others free money is free money and impossible to refuse. Now, unlike via Woot, where you could simply waltz through, place an order and get it all done with in seconds, I’m afraid you’ll have to do a bit of heavy lifting with Newegg.

Not a lot, but something. First, pick your poison. I’d go for the Nexus 7 2013 any day or maybe Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. The great thing is Newegg sells all the Android tablets you can think of, so 2012 Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tabs, Asus Transformers, Galaxy Note 8.0, LG G Pad 8.3, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, you name it, they got it.

After settling for one (or why not more than one) and filling your cart, be sure to not hit checkout until spotting the “apply promo codes” box. It’s right there under delivery methods and gift cards. Got it? Excellent.

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Next, you’ll want to copy the “EMCWWWS22” coupon code in there, enter a valid e-mail address to sign up for Newegg’s newsletter (remember the heavy lifting part?), and poof, 10% of your order is no more. It’s as simple as that.

Can’t decide whether or not the deal is truly as dreamy as it seems? Then let’s do some calculations. For instance, the second-gen GNex 7 with 16 GB storage is $229 normally, so after shaving 10% off, it’s $206. If you think for a second you’ll be able to do better than that by next Easter, you’re out of your frigging minds.

Or how about the 32 GB model? After applying the discount, it costs an incredibly low $242 (down from $269). A refurb 32 GB Nexus 10 in turn drops to $333, the 2014 GNote 10.1 can be had starting at $494 and the slashed Note 8.0 is $323. No pressure to buy any of those as the final choice is entirely yours, this is a mere sample of how Newegg’s promo works.

By the by, the special offer has an expiration date, which some sources claim to be November 17 and others 20, so get a move on, will you?

Via [Newegg]

Pink Galaxy Note 3 To Be Available In US Market This November 11

Consumers who want a less traditional color for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should be pleased to hear that a pink variant will soon become available in the US market. This model which originally came out in black or white models will be joined by a pink model this coming November 11. Popular online retailer Newegg is now listing the device for pre-order at a price of $750, which is $50 than the black or white version.

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Other popular online retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy don’t have the pink version listed yet and US carriers have not announced its availability yet. A spokesperson for Samsung US said that the company has not yet announced any release date for the pink version.

Those who can’t wait to get their hands on this color version may want to check out UK online retailer Phones4U where it is being sold for £620 or around $993.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Technical Specifications

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; quad-band 3G with HSPA; LTE (N9005 only)
  • 5.7″ 16M-color 1080p Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • S Pen
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI
  • N9005: Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • N9000: Quad-core 1. 9GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Mali-T628 MP6 GPU; Exynos 5420
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • N9005: 2160p video recording @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps
  • N9000: 1080p @ 30fps; continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video
  • Dual shot and dual video recording, Drama shot, Shot and sound
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 32GB/64GB of built-in storage
  • microSD card slot
  • microUSB 3.0 port with USB host and MHL 2.0; Backwards compatibility with microUSB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC
  • IR port for remote control functionality
  • 3,200mAh battery

One of the key strengths of the Samsung galaxy Note 3 is that it is packed with amazing features that consumers will definitely love.

via newegg

Asus Eee Pad Slider Now Available In The US

Popular US electronics retailer NewEgg is now offering the highly anticipated Asus EeePad Slider Android tablet for $479 in a 16gb version and $579 for a 32gb version.

Asus just about shocked the world with the build, quality and popularity of their EeePad Transformer Android tablet. It sold out quickly at many retail outlets.  Asus built the tablet around a line of popular accessories including a keyboard and popular dock with USB and HDMI.  The display on the Asus Transformer tablet was an eye turner as well.

The Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet features a full sized qwerty keyboard that slides out from under the tablet, hence the name Eee Pad Slider.

In addition to the keyboard the Slider features a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 10.1 inch 1280×800 touchscreen, and 1gb of RAM.  As for cameras, it has a 5 mega-pixel rear facing camera capable of shooting 1080p  HD video. It also has a front facing camera for video calls over wifi. It also has a working microSD card slot.

source: Android Community via Unwired

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II Available At NewEgg

The most sought after phone this year has got to be the Samsung Galaxy S II. Although the T-Mobile version has clearly appeared in pictures, and every other carriers variant has been rumored, it’s still not here stateside.

If you can’t wait you can get it unlocked now. NewEgg Canada is carrying the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II that works with both T-Mobile and AT&T for just $649 which is a really great price considering what you’re getting. Unwired reports that if you get the Samsung Galaxy S II unlocked from NewEgg it will only support 3G on AT&T however it will support HSPA+ for T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is also available at Virgin and Bell in Canada. The United States is the last country to receive this device. There seem to be three possible scenarios for the delay.  The first is that the carriers are still having problems working on release specs and dates with Samsung Mobile.  The next theory is that Samsung wants to time this release closer to the iPhone 5 announcement and release.  Finally some feel this may stem from the continuing patent litigation going on between Apple and Samsung.

Source: Unwired