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Black Friday 2015 Android deals roundup – Target, Sam’s Club, Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax

No point beating around the bush. You all know what’s coming, and Best Buy already got the ball rolling by voluntarily divulging its full Black Friday 2015 deal roster ahead of time. More retailers quickly followed suit, some directly, others through unofficial channels and “unintentional” exposés, previewing their imminent generosity towards Android fans stateside.

Black Friday

Of course, Target, Sam’s Club, Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax can only rival Best Buy’s promotion supremacy combined, even though the first merchant listed below exceeds BB’s revenue numbers by itself.

Then again, none of these four is focused primarily on consumer electronics vending, which explains why we had to tackle them in bulk to provide a satisfactory second installment in our Black Friday special offer roundup saga this year.

Best Black Friday 2015 Android deals at Target

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E – $30

Free $250 gift card with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 purchases on installment plans

Galaxy S6 and Note 5 – $0.01 with Verizon or Sprint pacts

Target Black Friday deals

AT&T GoPhone ZTE Maven – $40

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 – $230 and free $30 gift card

Pebble Time – $130

Fitbit Charge HR – $119

Fitbit Surge – $200

Beats Solo2 headphones – $96.99

Beats Powerbeats 2 wireless – $150

Two of the best phones in the world offered gratis on-contract or bundled with nifty coupons, an ultra-low-cost prepaid duo, a respectable mid-range Lollipop slate at an all-time low price, a long-lasting, cross-platform smartwatch, heart rate-monitoring activity tracker, fitness “superwatch”, and sleek audio accessories from Dr. Dre.

Pebble Time

Quite the robust albeit short of remarkable list of Android-powered and Android-compatible bargains, many of which will be available as early as Thanksgiving Day evening, starting at 6 PM on November 26, both on and offline.

Our top recommendations? Probably the marked-down Pebble Time, up for grabs today at $170 on Amazon, and the twice discounted 9.7-inch Tab A, normally worth roughly $300. Not the ZTE Maven, though. Definitely not, considering the crappy display and sub-par cameras on deck.

Sam’s Club Black Friday 2015 Android preview

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 – $179

Galaxy Tab A 9.7 – $229

Fitbit Charge

Fitbit Charge bundle – $90

NRG wireless speaker – $25

$100 Google Play gift card – $79.64

“The best phones at prices too low to show”

You have to hand it to the membership-only warehouse club: it sure knows how to keep its customers on their toes while tempting outsiders to sign up. A “variety of phones” will apparently be available at phenomenal prices beginning the 26th, and Sam’s Club’s flyer unsubtly suggests the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+ (likely the S6 Edge too) shall lead the pack.

Sam's Club Black Friday

Right now, we know there are $20 trims cooked up on Play Store vouchers, a $60 Tab A 8.0 cut compared to Amazon’s current ask, and some sort of promotional Fitbit Charge package set to cost around $25 less than the smart band alone. Not too shabby!

What to expect from Staples

Amazon Fire 7 tablet bundle – $55

$400 gift cards for Samsung Galaxy S6 Verizon purchases on monthly payment plans; $100 credit when you switch to the carrier; up to $200 for trade-ins

NuVision 7 – $40

Fire HD 8 – $150

Fire HD 10.1 – $230

Staples Black Friday

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – $80

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $120

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 – $180

Galaxy Tab A 9.7 – $230

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 – $350

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 – $400

Amazon Fire 7

First of all, what the heck is a NuVision? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question. The fact of the matter is no obscure pad warrants more than a few pennies with the $50 Fire 7 out and about. Speaking of, that $55 bundle will also include a black case and 32 GB microSD card, so it’s arguably not the world’s ultimate steal, but it sounds awfully enticing when you’re down to your last Benjamin for holiday gifts.

The Fire HD 8 and 10 can already be nabbed for $150 and $230, albeit with sponsored screensavers and ads, whereas the Galaxy S6, well, the Galaxy S6 is triple discounted and hands down the headliner of the Staples Black Friday deal bonanza. Why spend upwards of 500 bucks on it when you can get paid yourself simply for owning it?

Just remember to set your alarm for early Friday morning, or buy online starting two weeks from Thursday.

Everything Office Depot and OfficeMax have in store this Black Friday

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – $79.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 – $180

Office Depot Black Friday

Galaxy Tab A 9.7 – $230

NuVision 10.1 HD – $49.99

No-name selfie stick – $3.99

 “All tablets on sale”

4,000 mAh power bank – $4.99

10,000 mAh power bank – $14.99

Craig Bluetooth earbuds or headphones – $10

Plantronics M70 Bluetooth headset – $19.99

When these two companies combined to create the largest US office-supplies chain, we expected a stronger presence in the winter deal landscape than this. Granted, the promise of “all tablets on sale” sounds pretty great, but without names and numbers, we’re left with words.

Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Overall, the assortment of products making up the two Offices’ Black Friday blowout feels like a mixture of Staples scraps, which may not be far from the truth, given the three will soon unite under the banner of the bigger retailer.

Sub-$20 filler items are always nice… when you have a starting point for your shopping cart. That NuVision thing can’t be it, so as mundane as they look, you’ll need to settle for non-flagship Samsung Galaxy Tabs if you want to buy more than a slew of questionable mobile accessories manufactured by unknown businesses.

That’s it for today, our bargain-hunting friends, but obviously, there’s much more to come. We’ll be here over the next couple of weeks to give you sneak peeks of Black Friday 2015 discounts and offers from at least a dozen other stores, so keep in touch.

Sources: Staples, BFAds

Black Friday 2014 Android deals, part two – Staples, Kmart, Sam’s Club, GameStop and more

Things are heating up on the promotion front, with just one week left until the Thanksgiving Day feasts and eight days before the darkest, sweetest Friday of the year. Yes, ladies and gents, Black Friday is nigh, and in keeping with tradition, most online and offline electronics retailers have disclosed their celebratory ads.

BLACK-FRIDAY

Some are so desperate for attention they’ll organize pre-Black Friday sales this Friday, on the 21st, but for the most part, you’re advised to stay put. Good things come to those who wait, and the deals we’re about to round up are living proof you should avoid jumping the gun at all costs.

Enough jibber-jabber, and here are some of the items you Android addicts should put on your shopping lists for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and/or Christmas:

Staples

Forget office supplies and furniture, Staples is all about the gadgets this holiday season, discounting a bundle of smartwatches, phones, tablets, laptops and everything in between starting at 6 PM, next Thursday. Aka, Thanksgiving evening.

Staples

Yes, driving to a Staples store with a belly full of turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes and cider is going to be quite the challenge. But it’ll all be worth it, when summing up your savings. Just be careful to choose from the stud deals listed below, not the duds.

Best deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – $99.99
  • Amazon Fire HD6 – $79
  • Fire HD7 – $109
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – $399.99
  • Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Value Edition – $99.99

Galaxy S3 Mini Value Edition

Maybe next year:

  • JLab 7-inch tablet – $39.99
  • Fitbit Zip activity tracker – $59.99
  • Fitbit One – $99.99
  • Jawbone Up – $79.99
  • Jawbone Up24 – $99.99
  • Fitbit Flex – $99.99
  • Motorola Moto 360 – $249.99

Kmart

Clearly no match for arch rivals Walmart and Target, Kmart steals the spotlight by stretching out Black Friday sales a full three days. Some deals debut at 6 am, Thanksgiving morning, others at 7 pm, Thanksgiving night, then a third wave hits stores Black Friday morning, a fourth on noon next Friday, and finally, all day Saturday you can get… whatever’s left.

Kmart

Studs:

  • Amazon Fire HD 6 – $79.99 (plus $10 back in points for members)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $149.99 (plus $20 back in points)
  • Boost Mobile LG Volt – $39.99 (a whopping 50 percent off Amazon’s current price)
  • No-contract TracFone or Net10 LG Optimus Fuel – $9.99
  • Fuhu Nabi 2 kid-friendly tablet – $149.99 (plus $50 back in membership points)
  • Prepaid Net10 LG Optimus Dynamic 2 – $19.99

Duds:

  • Xtreme 7 tablet – $39.99
  • Trio Stealth G4 – $59.99
  • Zeki 8 – $89.99

Sam’s Club

Before getting to the actual promos, we’d like to remind you a member card is needed to shop at Sam’s Club. It’s wise to sign up early if you want to visit Walmart’s subsidiary on Black Friday, and buy something from their solid slate of discounts.

Galaxy Note 3

Hot deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – $0.96 with contracts (limit of 10 units per club)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – $0.96 with two-year pacts
  • Jawbone Up24 – $69.98
  • Fitbit Flex (plus additional band and charger) – $79.98

Not-so-hot deals:

  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $149
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $249

We know we listed these two as must-buys a little earlier, but we’re thinking primarily of those who aren’t Sam’s Club members yet. And for them, going through all the trouble is just not worth it for a couple of slates available elsewhere at matching prices.

GameStop

Over 4,000 stores open at midnight, November 28, and technically, offers are valid through the 30th. But who are we kidding, you’d better act fast, or all inventory will vanish until you get a chance to wake up on Thanksgiving morning.

HTC-Desire-510

Hotties:

  • Cricket Wireless HTC Desire 510 – free after $75 mail-in rebate
  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $149.99
  • Pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S5 – starting at $450
  • Asus MeMo Pad ME170CX – $79.99

Notties:

  • Sophix 7 – $49.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – $119.99

Toys R Us

Do your little ones a favor. If they’re into gadgets, do your Christmas shopping elsewhere. Your trip to a local Toys R Us shop is literally not worth it this Black Friday, since what’s waiting you there is a bunch of no-name, cheapo slates and a solid, overpriced Samsung.

Toys R Us

Don’t even think about it:

  • VTech InnoTab 3S Connect – $39.99
  • Polaroid 7 – $39.99
  • Polaroid 9 – $59.99
  • Kurio Touch 4S – $29.99
  • Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Edition – $129.99
  • Kurio 7S – $49.99

Dell

Dell

This computer manufacturer wants you to swing by its “Home” retail locations not once, but twice over the next ten days. They’ve announced doorbusters both for BF and Cyber Monday, with a time and inventory limit on each of the four following items:

  • Venue 7 3000 Series – $99.99 ($143 on Amazon now, so go for it)
  • Venue 8 3000 Series – $149.99 (warning, warning, must-buy on the horizon!)
  • Garmin Vivofit – $79.99 ($79.99 on Amazon now, so your argument is invalid, Dell)
  • Misfit Shine – $79.99 (discounted from… $82.99 on Amazon, so forget it)

Office Depot and OfficeMax

You’d think the holy union between these two retail veterans would allow them to set up a Black Friday yard sale for the ages. Only that’s not really the case. They have a few intriguing bargains, and doors open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Thursday, which we appreciate. But all in all, their joint efforts come a bit short and underwhelm, compared to their separate discount work from last year.

Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Don’t think, just buy:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – $89.99
  • 3-inch Toshiba Chromebook – $199.99
  • Amazon Fire HD6 – $79.99

Only if you have to:

  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $149.99
  • Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $199.99
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $249.99

Maybe try elsewhere:

  • Lenovo Android tablet with keyboard dock – $199.99
  • Apex 7 HD – $39.99

Dollar General

Wait, Dollar General sells Android gizmos? It would appear so, and a couple of them pop up in the variety retailer’s Black Friday catalog, next to $2.50 Pepsi 12-packs, $2 Cheetos, and $1 Chunky Soup cans. Don’t you find that hilarious?

Dollar General

We approve:

  • Net10 Motorola Moto E – $69
  • Net10 Huawei Inspira – $19

No! Just… no:

  • Generic 7-inch KitKat tablet – $40

Kohl’s

An even bigger surprise is seeing Kohl’s squeezing a couple of Android tablets and a few Android-compatible wearables in its rich 65-page inventory of promos, including jewelry, toys, cookware, sheet sets, clothing items, clothing items and… more clothing items. Too bad the deals are crap:

  • HP G2 – $99.99
  • Zeki 7 – $49.99
  • Jawbone Up24 – $99.99
  • Fitbit Flex – $75 with $25 mail-in rebate

fitbit-flex

Shall we even go there? Fine, the HP G2 can be purchased today in exchange for $101, the Jawbone Up24 is $107, and the Fitbit Flex starts at around $92. Some “special offers” you have there, Kohl’s.

But mind you, it’s not all over yet. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for breaking Black Friday ads, and you can expect at least one update to the savings saga by Wednesday. Then, we’ll be here for you all of Thanksgiving Day, BF and Cyber Monday. Whatever happens, you can count on us for bringing a smile to your loved ones’ faces and save a few bucks in the process.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (64GB) Now Available For Pre-Order For $850

Samsung’s upcoming tablet is scheduled to be released in the U.S. market this coming February 13 but as early as now those interested to get the device can pre-order it. Office Depot is now taking in pre-orders for the 64GB Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at $849.99. It’s definitely quite expensive considering that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) costs nearly $400 less.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Why does this device have a high price? Considering that it comes with premium hardware specifications I’d say that it is a reasonable price to pay. Let’s take a quick look at what makes the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro tick.

Technical Specifications

  • Display: 16M colors 12.2″ LCD capacitive touchscreen of 2560×1600 pixel (WQXGA) resolution
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Chipset: Exynos 5410
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
  • RAM: 3GB
  • ROM: 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD
  • Camera: 8MP with LED Flash + 2MP (FHD)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 30-pin connector
  • Battery: 9500mAh
  • Dimensions: 295.5 x 203.9 x 7.95mm
  • Weight: 750g

The Galaxy Note Pro also comes with the S Pen found in previous Note devices. Since it is quite a large deivce it’s not exactly portable and will most likely be used in office presentations or as a coffee table device.

The first thing you will notice is its large display which has an outstanding 2560×1600 pixel resolution. Gone is the usual Android/TouchWiz interface which has been replaced with a new UI called Magazine UX. There are three customizable screen panels; one for your office, one for home/personal use, and lastly for social networks and media.

The Multi-Window feature is also present in this device which has now been enhanced. Instead of just two windows handling multiple tasks you can now have up to four windows present.

One feature that Samsung is promoting is the Remote PC functionality of this device. Basically it is an easy way to remotely find and transfer files from your PC to your tablet without the need for cables.

In other related news, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is also up for pre-order at $650. It has similar specs to the Galaxy Note Pro however does not include the S Pen. For those who don’t mind using the tablet the traditional way (with fingers) then you can save $200 on this model.

via  officedepot

Office Depot offering 2013 Nexus 7 for $179.99 and $229.99

Nexus 7Office Depot has just announced a irresistible deal on the2013 Nexus 7 where the prices have been slashed for both 16 and 32GB Wi-Fi models. The 16GB variant has received a discount of $50 bringing the price down to $179.99 while the 32GB variant is discounted by $40 and now costs $229.99. So users can essentially get the 32GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 for the price of a standard 16GB variant, which makes this a very sweet deal.

Good news for potential buyers is that Office Depot is running this discount promotion until the 21st of December, so there’s ample time to make up your mind about the tablet. But given the demand there is for the tablet, especially at this time of the year, it might not be wise to wait until the very last minute.

The 2013 Nexus 7 comes with a 1920×1200 resolution display, a 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, a 5MP camera, 2GB of RAM, a 3,950 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with frequent software support directly from Google.

Source: Office Depot – Nexus 7 16GB, Nexus 7 32GB

Via: Talk Android

Black Friday 2013 Android Deals, Part Two – RadioShack, Sears, Kmart, GameStop, Office Depot, Dell

Ready for moar? I said, are… you… ready… for… moar? I think you are. After all, the five retailers holding special Black Friday sales that we covered yesterday are quite clearly only the tip of the iceberg.

Black Friday sale

And even though we’re still more than two weeks away from Thanksgiving and BF 2013, everyone wants to snatch the spotlight early and trumpet their promos for the entire world to hear.

Luckily for you, The Droid Guy is at your service with not just the rounding up of all the usual suspects (and probably a few unusual ones too), but also the filtering of beneficial deals from inopportune, disadvantageous, deceiving promotions. That way, you can be ready to go ahead of time, get all your ducks in a row between now and Turkey Day and, most of all, make sure you don’t spend a penny more than you absolutely need to.

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Without further adieu, here’s what we know about Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2013 deals on RadioShack, Sears, Kmart, GameStop, Office Depot, OfficeMax and… Dell:

RadioShack

The once mighty electronics retail store franchise is this close to filing for bankruptcy, so usually we wouldn’t recommend doing business with RS unless your life depended on it. Then again, as cynical as it might sound, the retailer’s financial woes come with a fair share of perks for their buyers, treated with dozens of extremely lucrative deals on Android-running smartphones and tablets.

radioshack

They’re not so very many, with the RadioShack Black Friday ad running for a measly 8 pages, but boy are they attractive. Physical stores open 8 am on the 29th, whereas if you want to get a bit of a head start on your shopping you can do so online all day Thanksgiving Day.

Studs:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon contracts – $49.99 plus $50 online VISA card (so technically free of charge)
  • No-contract Boost Mobile LG Optimus F7 – $199.99
  • No-contract Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro Edge – $69.99
  • Prepaid Samsung Galaxy Ring for Virgin Mobile – $49.99
  • No-contract Samsung Galaxy Discover – $24.99
  • LG Optimus Dynamic – $79.99 buy one, get one free
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with 8 GB storage – $169.99
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 – $139.99 plus $10 gift card

RadioShack BF

Duds:

  • Trio Stealth Pro 7-inch tablet – $49.99 (crappy hardware is crappy)
  • Moto X with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon pacts – $99.99 with $50 online VISA card
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for AT&T, Sprint or Verizon – $99.99 with $50 online VISA
  • LG G2 for AT&T, Sprint or Verizon – $99.99 with $50 online VISA

(All three not bad deals per se, but inferior to what you’ll likely be able to find via other sellers. Just you wait and see.)

Sears

Well, well, well, what have we here? A three-day promo starting Thanksgiving Day at 8 pm and ending Sunday evening. Not too shabby, Sears, more so as the two catalogues sum up 64 pages of thousands of dollars worth of savings. Not many of the deals are on Android gizmos, true that, but there’s plenty to go around.

Sears

Studs:

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 – $139.99
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7 with 16 GB storage – $229.99
  • No-contract Net10 LG Optimus Dynamic – $39.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $159.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 – $249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299.99

Duds:

  • 8-Inch Zeki tablet – $79.99 (why go Zeki when you can go Barnes & Noble for that dough?)
  • 9.7-inch Mach Speed tablet – $129.99 (likewise)

Kmart

For the most part, Kmart and Sears have many of the same exact Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals. Which is understandable, given, you know, Sears is technically a Kmart subsidiary starting back in 2005. But I can’t overlook Kmart for that reason alone, since some folks are bound to live closer to one of their brick and mortar stores than a Sears location.

Plus, there are a handful of Android products set to have their prices slashed via just Kmart.

Kmart

Best deals:

  • No-contract Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro phone – $19.99
  • Kindle Fire HD 7 – $139.99
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7 – $229.99
  • Prepaid Verizon LG Optimus Zone – $19.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 – $159.99, $249.99 and $299.99

Worst Android deals:

  • No-name (literally) 7-inch Android tablet – $39.99
  • All Zeki and Mach Speed bs – no matter the price

GameStop

Before starting to bitch and moan about GameStop’s lack of generosity towards Android aficionados, let’s remember these guys’ focus is primarily on gaming gear. That said, we should probably be content with whatever the retailer throws our way. Besides, the below deals, while few, are quite lucrative.

GameStop

Biggest Android savings:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299.99 (in select stores)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $169.99
  • Pre-owned Asus Transformer Pad TF300 with 32 GB storage – $239.99
  • Pre-owned no-contract Samsung Galaxy S3 – $249.99

Duds:

  • Google Nexus 7 2013 – $229.99 with 16 GB memory, $269.99 in 32 GB variant (same prices as via Google Play, not worth the effort)

Office Depot

This Black Friday is not about chairs, furniture, office supplies or printers over at Office Depot, where the first page of the retailer’s ad speaks louder than any metaphors I could ever come up with. “Our lowest prices ever” is touted in there, the only catch being stores will be open just three hours on Thanksgiving night, between 8 and 11 pm.

Subsequently, you should be able to get in on the deals Friday from 8 am and Saturday beginning at 9 am, but something tells me there may not be much left following the Thanksgiving craze, as supplies are most definitely limited.

Office Depot

Best deals:

  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 tablet – $69.99
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – $169.99
  • Nexus 7 2013 – $199.99 in 16 GB flavor, $249.99 with 32 GB built-in storage (now that’s what I’m talking about!)
  • Lenovo IdeaTab 10-inch slate – $199.99
  • Kindle Fire HD 7 – $139.99 plus $25 Visa gift card

Not worth it:

  • Apex 7-inch slate – $49.99
  • Apex 9-incher – $87.99

OfficeMax

Repeat after me: OfficeMax and Office Depot are not the same thing, OfficeMax and Office Depot are not the same thing, Office… Got it? Good, because come Thanksgiving you’ll want to remember to swing by both retailers.

OfficeMax has three full days of in-store deals, starting Thanksgiving night at 8 pm through 11 pm and then Black Friday morning at 5 am. Plus, you can get doorbusters via their online store, all day Thanksgiving Day and then Friday and Saturday too… if there’s anything left.

OfficeMax

Totally worth it:

  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – $169
  • Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 – $199.99
  • No-contract Net10 Huawei 868 smartphone – $49.99
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and 10.1 – $159.99 and $299.99

Meh:

  • Net10 Samsung S720 – $74.99
  • Azpen A909 tablet – $89.99
  • Mach Speed Trio Hype slate – $59.99
  • LePan Mini – $129.99

Dell

Dell

Not your number one shopping destination for Androids, I know and I get it, but as you’re well aware, the world-renowned Windows PC manufacturer has recently turned its attention to our favorite mobile OS and so they have one little deal for us come November 29. A total hottie too:

  • Dell Venue 8 tablet with 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM – $129.99

Via [BlackFriday.com] and [BFAds.net]

Nexus 7 32GB gets priced at Office Depot

We have previously had a lot of rumors suggesting 8 gig version of Nexus 7 being axed off the Play Store, and yesterday it did happen. The official listing on the Play Store for the famous 8GB version of Nexus 7 was updated to show the device as “coming soon”. It was said that the 8 gig version would be replaced with the already existing 16 gig version of the tablet, and as far the development of the story goes, things are indeed going in the right direction. We have already seen Google getting rid of 8 gig Nexus 7 yesterday. The 8 gig version will be replaced by the 16 gig version and in place of 16 gig trim, Google will be launching an all-new 32 gig version.

There’s no doubt that the 32 gig version will be launched soon. Though not launched or announced officially, we have had several leaks in the past which look very believable. Previously, the 32 gig Nexus 7 popped up on a shopping brochure which listed the device along with its price tag. The shopping brochure was actually a Christmas gift guide for Argos – a popular U.K. retailer. According to the brochure, the 32 gig version would cost £199, which converts to about $320. What we know already is that the 16 gig version is also being sold across the country for same price.

Coming to the US availability topic, the 32 gig Nexus 7 popped up few days back on Staples’ website of business retailer or Staples Advantage to be precise. The variant was priced at $248.37, which is below the 16GB model’s tag of $251.49. Now, we are pretty near to the announcement of this new variant and Office Depot has already updated the tablet to its listings.

The 32 gig Nexus tablet would set you back by $249.99. It’s a bit weird because even the 16 gig Nexus 7 is priced the same, so if you’re planning to buy a Nexus 7 now, make sure you choose the right option as there are two variants retailing at the same price point.

The 32 GB Nexus 7 is expected to be announced on October 29th. The search engine giant has already sent out press invites that is going to take place on October 29th at 10:00AM in NYC. As far as other products which are going to be launched at this event is concerned, the only clue which Google has given us in the invite is the quote “The playground is open,” and the invite looks a bit like Google Now screen. We are anticipating the launch of LG Nexus 4, Google Nexus 10, a new version of Android (Android 4.2), and the 32GB Nexus 7 of course.

Now that Google Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 are all ready to make an official appearance on Monday, let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how revolutionary these devices will be. What are your expectations from this event? Let us know in the comment sections below.

Source: Nexus 7 at Office Depot, PhoneArena

 

7″ Lenovo Idea Pad A1 Available At Office Depot For $199

Lenovo’s 7″ IdeaPad A1 tablet is now available at Office Depot for just $199. This 7″ tablet isn’t breaking down the doors with spec however some are finding it a great productivity tablet for work, in a 7″ frame.

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 features a TI 1ghz single core processor, 512mb of RAM, 16gb of internal storage and a microSD slot for expandable memory. There is a 3.0 mega pixel rear shooter and a front facing camera for video chatting.

Lenovo boasts up to 8 hours of battery life and the IdeaPad A1 comes in a variety of colors, although we are pretty sure Office Depot is stuck with the black one.

On the downside the IdeaPad A1 comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is of course a version of Android operating system designed for phones. The original Samsung Galaxy Tab did fine when upgraded to Gingerbread so if this is your cup of tea it’s a good deal at $199.

source: AndroidGuys