We are days away from the time of year when shoppers go mad looking for the best deals. Carriers in the United States make a massive amount of money at this time through luring in new customers and upgrading existing ones with new devices. T-Mobile already started some of its deals a few days ago. AT&T is riding on accessories to generate sales. And Sprint is choosing to give attention to select items. As for Verizon, we were unsure about it would offer until now. Today, Big Red unveiled its deals. There are a few devices discounted here and there, but Verizon is focusing on accessories. A total of seventeen accessories are discounted while there are just a few phones and tablets receiving the same treatment.
Besides the new Nexus 9 and some of the older Nexus tablets, did you know that NVIDIA has already released the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for its SHIELD tablet? If not, you may want to reconsider NVIDIA’s tablet offering and if you are a gamer, you may want to check out the company’s SHIELD portable gaming device. To help entice you to do so, NVIDIA will be offering some special deals on Black Friday for both devices.
Just in time for Black Friday, Google Shopping results have gotten several new features to make your Black Friday shopping that much easier. According to Google, nearly 50% of holiday shoppers between the ages of 25 – 34 use their phone to buy other things while standing in line, and Google wants to take advantage of that to help you find the best deals as quickly as possible.
On Black Friday, prices everywhere are slashed and companies are doing their best to be competitive. Carriers in the United States are launching deals to bring in new customers and capture existing ones. Sprint announced what is to come on Black Friday, but the actual promotion starts on Thanksgiving Day.
Here is a list of what Sprint will be doing for Black Friday:
- Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for 11.66 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Lease. This saves customers more than $200 as the $20 monthly fee has been reduced by an $8.34 Black Friday service credit.
- Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for $18 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Easy Pay. Customers put $0 down and just pay the monthly fee.
- Sprint Family Share Pack with up to ten lines and 20GB of shared data for $100 per month through 2015. There is also the Sprint Unlimited Plan that has not caps for $60.
- Buy any JBL or Harman Kardon product to get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio for $99. Or buy three accessories and get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio at the $99 price.
- $140 off JBL Synchros Slate Headphones
- $100 off Harman Kardon SOHO II NC ear buds
Hit the break for the full press release.
Business have been unveiling their holiday plans for weeks now. To dissipate an influx of consumers on individual days, deals are live for specified times or span across days. The latest to tell everyone what they have to offer is AT&T. The carrier will allow eligible purchases online and in retail stores.
Hit the break to see what’s going on at AT&T.
On November 21, T-Mobile is expressing appreciation to its current customers by offering early access to Black Friday deals. The carrier is taking $100 off the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Note 3. Even better, T-Mobile customers can pickup an Alcatel ONETOUCH POP 7 tablet for absolutely nothing but the sales tax. There are no monthly payments and not even a down payment. The following day, November 22, T-Mobile will open up the tablet offer to new customers as well.
T-Mobile notes that canceling your wireless service will cause the device balance to be due.
Black Friday is the single biggest shopping day of the year, so of course there are apps dedicated to keeping up with the deals for the year. The TGI Black Friday app does just that, keeping you updated with what deals will be happening on Black Friday, as well as custom shopping lists and PDF scans of store ads. If you like to do any Christmas shopping on that particular day, this app is a must-have. It’s just been recently been updated for the 2014 season, so if you’re interested you can find some screenshots of the app and a download link below.
Android users sure want to take a bite out of that Apple. According to more than 90,000 Black Friday receipts from Android and iOS users collected by InfoScout, about 40% of them were Android smartphone owners that bought an iPad. This means that about 36,000 Android users bought an iPad. This is an interesting figure because it shows that although Android is an excellent experience on a smartphone, those consumers aren’t feeling the same way about it on tablets. And with the launch of the new iPad Air, consumers are certainly going to be driven to buy something new with excellent specifications.
Google, on the other hand, has yet to announce their plans for a new Nexus 10 or even a Nexus 8. While some would say it is really up to OEMs to produce great tablets, I would argue that Google needs to shape the tablet experience into something fresh with their Nexus devices. The Nexus line is nowhere near as popular as Samsung’s Galaxy brand, but it certainly is evolving into something mainstream.
The latest deal for Black Friday is a price drop for the full retail price on three of Verizon’s best devices. The HTC One Max, LG G2, and DROID Ultra by Motorola are all seeing their full price drop. The One Max and G2 can be bought off-contract for $499 each and the DROID Ultra is available for $449. What is is interesting is that this may not even be a Black Friday-only deal. This could actually be a permanent drop on some great devices. To get your hands on these discounted off-contract phones, hit the source link to be taken to Verizon’s page.
Starting today, you can purchase the Pebble smartwatch through Amazon. Amazon is carrying the standard black, orange, red, and white colors; however, they are quickly being sold and are likely to go ‘out of stock’ shortly.
In other Pebble news, the company’s own store has the smartwatch available for $20 less. Hit the source links to pick up yours now. If you’re interested in getting one from Amazon, know that there is no sale going on.