Coupon: Staples $100 off Tablet Purchase, Transformer, Thrive, Galaxy Tab

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Have you been drooling over a tablet you’ve been wanting for a long time. Just don’t have the cabbage to drop down on your dream device. Seem that Staples knows how you’re feeling. So they have given us a coupon for a cool $100 off any tablet purchase. You’ve got a total of 8 days to decide if you want to take this deal, as it expires on the 30th. It does exclude a couple tablets, so read the fine print.

Unfortunately, what we are seeing when attempting to purchase, is that the ASUS Transformer is out of stock online. Either way, here’s the coupon link. Give it a shot, browse Staples.com and and check out the various tablets. Alternatively, you could run down to, or call your local store, and see what they have in stock.

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Eco-friendly Samsung Replenish, available in Raspberry Pink July 24th from Sprint

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As of today the Samsung Replenish is available in Onyx Black and Arctic Blue. Now for all you who like a more flashy look to your Android device, on July 24th you’ll be able to pick up the eco-friendly phone in a brightly colored, Raspberry Pink.

This Samsung model, branded by Sprint was initially created to promote commitment to environmental awareness, in part by being made out of 80 percent recycled material. This touch QWERTY device, offers the first (sold separately) solar charging battery cover. You can pick this up at the different retailers and Sprint for $50 w/new 2yr contract.

Note: I attempted to upgrade one of my 5 lines to the original Onyx Black Replenish, since of course this Raspberry version is not yet out. I am able to upgrade one of my additional lines if I choose to for the price of zero dollars. So If you’re due for an upgrade, and are savvy about the environment, this might be for you.

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Pre-order the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet for $499

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Lenovo announced the IdeaPad KI yesterday, and today it is available for pre-order. For now, it is the 32GB version, and they are listing it as having a regular price of $599, but it is on sale for $499.99 (your choice of white and silver or red and silver). It is expected to be available sometime in August, but they are showing the estimated ship date to be 8/1/11, which is just an estimate.

They are offering another option of black and silver with a leather case for $519 ($100 off) with an estimated ship date of 8/4/11.

Be sure to check out the unboxing video as well.

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Nexus S Coming To AT&T On July 24th, You Can Pre-Order Yours Today

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Everyone’s favorite NFC enabled device is finally coming to AT&T to join the mobile ranks with its T-Mobile and Sprint variants.  The device will be available beginning July 24th and you can pre-order yours now on the web.  Grab it while the price is hot, coming in at just $99 with a new 2 yr agreement.  You can also pick the device up off contract for $529.  Hit the break for the full press release and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is available for pre-order at Wirefly for $149

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We have been hearing about the myTouch 4G Slide for so long that it is hard to believe you can pre-order it now. T-Mobile has it priced at $199, but you can get it at Wirefly, in your choice of black or khaki, for $149. If pre-ordering is not your thing, and you would rather put your hands on it first, you will have that chance on July 27th when it reaches T-Mobile stores.

HTC is promising that the myTouch 4G Slide will have the most advanced camera of any smartphone, plus you get HTC Sense 3.0 and Android Gingerbread. This one looks like a real winner!!

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Lookout’s Mobile Threat Network partners with Verizon’s V CAST Apps

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Lookout is quickly becoming the leader in mobile security. Recently, they teamed up with Sprint, and now they are teaming up with Verizon Wireless. Lookout introduced its Mobile Threat Network and Verizon’s V CAST Apps is the first app store to adopt it.

Mobile Threat Network is a platform that automates the mobile threat detection and analysis process, and delivers over-the-air protection to mobile users around the world. Lookout developed the Mobile Security API which extends protection available in the network to any app store or download site.

“We want Verizon V CAST Apps users to continue to feel confident doing anything with their smartphone,” said Todd Murphy, director, Business Development at Verizon Wireless, “Working with Lookout gives not only us, but developers who distribute their apps through V CAST Apps the knowledge that apps in this store are safe from malware and other issues.”

Full press release after the break:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY now on sale for $99 at Verizon Wireless; BOGO for Droid 3 and Droid X2

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Verizon Wireless just put the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY on sale for $99 with a new two-year agreement as part of a back-to-school sale.

The Xperia PLAY features:

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor with Adreno 205 GPU
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • 4-inch multi-touch display
  • 5 Megapixel rear facing camera
  • VGA front facing camera for still shots and video chatting

The Xperia PLAY also comes pre-loaded with seven games including Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior (Digital Legends), Asphalt 6: Adrenaline (Gameloft), The Sims 3 (EA), Star Battalion (Gameloft), Crash Bandicoot (Sony Playstation) and Tetris. They expect to have more than 100 additional titles available by the end of the year via V CAST Apps.

As part of the back-to-school sale, Verizon is also offering a Buy One Get One Free promotion for the Droid X2 and Droid 3. Amazon recently put the Droid 3 on sale for $70 for new contracts.

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T-Mobile makes 4G more affordable with new Value plans

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T-Mobile just announced new Value plans that feature flexible pricing for unlimited data on any of T-Mobile’s phones and mobile broadband devices.

The Value plans will be offered for single and multi-line accounts with two-year agreements for new and existing customers. They didn’t give us a lot of detail on pricing, but they said there will be a range of price points for talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2GB, 5GB, or 10GB of high-speed data – with no data overage charges.

“T-Mobile is committed to making the always-on benefits of smartphones and tablets more accessible and worry-free for all Americans,” said John Clelland, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Customers want to enjoy all that the mobile Web has to offer, but they don’t want to pay for more than they need or worry about bill shock. Our incredible value comes from the combination of our nationwide 4G network, exceptional device portfolio and affordable plans that offer unlimited data access without overages.”

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Rogers HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader out of the box

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The EVO 3D is already up for pre-order with Rogers, but the best news is that it will come with an unlocked bootloader. Rogers said the following: “Yes, our HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader”

If you remember, HTC promised to unlock bootloaders, but was unable to accomplish it for the EVO 3D and Sensation because of the timing of their respective launches. Here in the U.S., we will have to wait until August/September so we are jealous, but this is good news for our fellow Canadians and kudos to HTC for making it happen.

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