[Deal] Grab the AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon Galaxy S 4 for Free on contract at Best Buy

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Ah yes, I love this time of the year. It’s deal central and if you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S 4, Best Buy has the deal for you. The best part of it is that it’s already live so you can beat the Black Friday rush. You can grab either the AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon Galaxy S 4 for Free on contract. This includes new lines as well as upgrades, plus they are offering all colors.

This happens to be one of Best Buy’s 6:00pm Thanksgiving Day doorbuster deals, but they decided to start today. The sale will run though November 30, but don’t hesitate because you don’t know when they will run out.

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[Deal] Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB on sale through Amazon, 32GB too

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Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon is offering Google’s Nexus 7 tablet for $30 less than its usual price. The 16GB model costs $199 while the 32GB is $239, an excellent price for an excellent tablet. Usually you’d be paying $229 and $269, respectively. And if you have Amazon Prime, you can pick one up with free two-day shipping. We’re not quite sure there will be a Nexus 7 deal better than this. If you’re interested, hit the source link to order now.

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Amazon sending out invites to try the Kindle Fire HDX free for 30 days, no payment required

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A lot of times you can buy a tablet and return it within a specified time period. It varies from store to store, but Amazon has a 30-day money back return policy on the Kindle Fire tablets. However, Amazon is trying something a little different. They are inviting certain VIP customers to try out the Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days with no money up front. If you don’t like it, you can send it back, but if you keep it, Amazon will go ahead and charge your account. Amazon knows that a lot of people will just keep the damn thing out of sheer laziness, so it’s a smart tactic for sure.

We’re not sure if there is a way to “force” yourself into this program as it seems like Amazon is just picking people based on their own criteria. So if the Kindle Fire HDX is something you’re on the fence about, keep an eye on your email inbox because you could easily mistaken it for spam.

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Motorola now offering device accessories at 30% discount until November 27

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Planning on waiting until Black Friday to binge-spend on all those new electronics coming out?

You may want to drop some bills a bit early this year, as Motorola just started a 30%-off accessory sale including docks, speakers, cases and more. Most of these accessories are compatible with the Moto X or any of the new DROID phones.

SOL Republic headphones only have slight discounts on them, but the 30%-off items include car chargers, Bluetooth speakers, headsets, cases, docks, etc.

Here are just a few to check out:

  • Moto X Griffin PowerDock ($27.97)
  • Moto X card dock by Griffin ($27.97)
  • DROID ULTRA and MAXX PowerDock by Griffin ($27.99)
  • ULTRA and MAXX car dock by Griffin ($27.97)
  • Moto S11-HD Headphones ($69.99)
  • Moto S11-Flex HD Headphones ($90.99)

You only have a week or so to get on this deal, as the offer expires on November 27. (Expect another sale from Motorola on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, though…)

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Nexus Wireless Charger now available in Google Play Store, selling for $49.99

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Google’s wireless charging pad for the Nexus 4, 5, and 7 are finally available on the Google Play Store, 3 weeks after its initial announcement. Its official name is the Nexus Wireless Charger and costs $49.99 (plus tax and shipping). Shipping time is currently listed as 1-2 days and is only available in the U.S. and Canada. Remember, although the device is listed as compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013), it will work with any Qi supported device.

If you don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks for an official Nexus branded charging pad, go ahead and buy.

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Fire OS 3.1 now available for Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets

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Amazon has updated their Fire OS to 3.1, and it’s now available via over-the-air for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. This update brings deeper integration with Goodreads such as capturing and sharing favorite quotes with your Goodreads friends, seeing what your friends are reading, sharing your ratings and reviews, and the ability to import all of the book you have purchased from Amazon.

There is also a second screen option which lets you fling TV shows and movies from your Kindle to your TV. You will need a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or a Samsung TV in order to use this feature.

Next up is support for the enterprise and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD). You can now connect to secure enterprise Wi-Fi networks and access corporate apps, documents, a VPN client, and a native SCEP client.

Hit the break for the rest of the added features along with the press release.

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Holiday themed Google pop-up shops opening to show off its newest products

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Google’s good in the marketing department. Really good.

It’s officially the holiday season, and Google wants to remind you that now’s the time to buy, buy, buy.

The company is opening up a series of tent-like pop-up shops for the upcoming season to display some of its latest products, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 5, Chromecast, and the newest Chromebooks.

They will be called “Winter Wonderlabs,” and will be located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sacramento, Washington D.C., and Paramus, NJ.

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Best Buy halting HP Chromebook 11 sales, others yank the device too

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According to The Verge, sources say Best Buy is not selling the HP Chromebook 11 for the time being due to urgent internal instructions. Best Buy managers are being told “stores should stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 effective immediately” and should “partner with Sales Support to pull the product off the sales floor to a secure location in the warehouse.” Even online, listings for the device has disappeared. And Best Buy isn’t alone. Amazon, who Google also partnered with for the sale of the HP Chromebook 11, has taken it down as well. All retailers of the device — Amazon, Best Buy, Google Play, HP — no longer have it available at this time. Why this is happening so rapidly, we’re not sure. Perhaps a defect has been found? Stay tuned for an update.

Source: The Verge

Xperia Z1s (Z1 Mini) Pictures Revealed, Hints At The International Version (model D5503)

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News surfaced of Sony’s mini version of the Z1 handset as more is revealed regarding specs and whether or not the device is slated for international stardom. Well, it appears as though the answer is leaning towards a resounding yes on the latter due to the fact we’re seeing leaked images of the device branded with non NTT DoCoMo nomenclature indicating this is in fact the international version. Expected to be called the Xperia Z1s, leaked images of the device have surfaced and model number D5503, Android 4.3, software version 14.2.A.0.205 and model number “SO-02F” can be seen from the device’s About screen.

In addition to the fact that these screen shots reveal that this is the mini version of the device due to its small dimensions (thanks to the ruler), we can also see there will be 2 GB of RAM on board and 16 GB of internal storage included. Hit the break to check out the screen shots of the handset and stay tuned as we expect an official announcement regarding this device very soon.    » Read the rest

Moto G slated to be available on November 14 in the UK, KitKat could be on board

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The Moto G will be unveiled this Wednesday, and it looks like it might be available the very next day with KitKat on board. It already showed up on Amazon’s UK website with a price of £159.99 or about $257, which is inline with what we have been hearing. Amazon refers to it with the original DVX codename, but also clearly gives us the XT1032 model number along with a November 14 release date.

Speaking of the model number, it showed up in GFXBench, which generally isn’t a big deal, but the fact that it shows Android 4.4 KitKat is amazing. We expected the Moto G to come with Android 4.3, but this is really encouraging. This doesn’t indicate that the initial product will have KitKat on board, but it is an indication that it will get it real soon, which is great news since most budget phones rarely get upgrades. Kudos Motorola!!!

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