We know that Verizon just likes to keep everyone in suspense. Sadly it was reported earlier this week the Galaxy Nexus would indeed be pushed back for release on December 8th, but we have an interesting new finding that’s sure to raise an eyebrow or two. There are numerous indications that the phone should have been released today. Don’t believe us? Check this out: a variety of ads part of a specific campaign are running on different websites part of the NetShelter ad network. The details of the ad highlight the phone’s availability on Black Friday for $199 on a 2-year contract– $100 less than the expected price. Here’s the kicker: Verizon runs most of their major marketing campaigns through NetShelter, so it’s not a gimmick or fake. One can only wonder why Verizon chose not to release the phone today. Maybe they want to do the whole global launch thing for North America? Maybe.
[via Droid Life]
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States and Canada! We all have our various reasons of being grateful, thankful and in a generous spirit for this time of year. Gameloft is feeling thankful and generous by offering Android gamers several of their best games for gratis from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Yes you read that right— several games will be available for free this holiday weekend. All you do is simply follow @GameloftAndroid on Twitter and be on the lookout for an announcement of the free game. You’ll have to check frequently and stay on top of @GameloftAndroid’s Twitter feed as each announced game will only be available for 2 hours only. Oh and what’s more is Gameloft has their entire Android library of games will be on sale for 99 cents through the special promotion link found on @GameloftAndroid.
[via Gameloft Blog]
BeyondPod wants to be a part of your holiday savings by offering you a whopping 70% savings on everyone’s favorite Podcasting application. During the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25, 26 and 27), the BeyondPod Team wants to make it worth your wild by offering their app for just $1.99 with all Pro features like their robust scheduler, unlimited feed updates and multiple podcast downloads. In addition, you can add RSS feeds and there is simple integration with Google Reader.
Sophisticated podcast download engine gives you complete control of how many podcasts to download and how long to keep the old versions. Downloads new content in the background, so you spend more time enjoying your feeds and less time waiting on them.
You can snatch the unlock code here to get started and you can download the app here to start downloading your favorite Podcasts. There’s even a slick Honeycomb version for those listening on their tablets. Check out the video below of a demo for BeyondPod in action along with some screen shots and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
It’s that time a year again. The time where you brave the cold, dark and early hours to save a ton of money on your holiday shopping. As we told you before, it appears that Verizon knows this as well and has decided to bring some other great deals to you this holiday season. Starting with the Incredible 2, in red, Verizon will offer specific deals on specific days. This, coupled with the other Black Friday deals, Big Red is offering shows that they are very much in the Holiday Spirit.
- The DROID Incredible 2 (In Red) – Available online on Nov 24th, 25th, and 28th. Available nationwide in the Verizon Wireless Communications store for free after a $50 mail-in rebate on Friday, Nov. 25th only.
- The LG Revolution - Available online for $49.99 with a new two-year customer agreement on Nov. 24th, 25th and 28th. Available nationwide in Verizon Wireless Communications stores at holiday prices after a $50 mail-in rebate on Friday, Nov. 25th only.
- The Pantech Breakout – Available from Nov. 24th – Nov. 28th for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.
- Motorola Xoom – Available online on Nov. 24th, 25th, and 28th at the special holiday price of $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement on Mobile Broadband plans beginning at $30/month for 2GB of data. Available nationwide in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores at holiday pricing on Friday, Nov. 25th only.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-Inch Edition – Available from Nov. 24th – Nov. 28th after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.
The Sony Xperia Play, among others, will also be available for free from Nov. 24th – Nov. 28th. Add this with both Amazon and MetroPCS’ Penny Pincher
and Black Friday
deals, those looking who are in the market for a new phone have some amazing deals to choose from. Also you can follow Verizon on both Foursquare and Facebook to get information on additional deals that are happening during this time .For a complete list of the Black Friday deals that are going on you can click here
, otherwise follow the break below to see Verizon’s full press release.
If you’re due for a smartphone and have been looking for a deal, there’s no better time than now to point your browser to Amazon.com where they’ve listed a number of devices and counting to be among their Penny Pincher sale. This will be the only time a year and the only site on earth offering high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II and Verizon Droid Razr for a mere $0.01 through November 28th. The list is growing and you’ll find other devices from carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon making the cut. In addition, Amazon while in the spirit of giving, is offering a $100 gift card for anyone additionally signing up for mobile hotspot services with a new two year agreement. Sorry, if you’re currently on a plan already, this will render ineffective for you. We’re not sure you’re ever going to find a deal like this, so hop on over via the source link and let us know what device you’ll be snatching for the holiday.
Update: Amazon’s Penny Pincher site seems to be down at the moment.
[via Amazon by Phandroid]
With Thanksgiving only a couple days away the Black Friday deals are really piling up! To add more confusion to the chaos, Verizon just announced their Black Friday deals adding a bunch more great devices to the list. You can find the following devices for a heck of a lot cheaper than you normally would.
- Motorola XOOM for $199 on-contract
- Red DROID Incredible 2 for FREE (Friday only)
- Double smartphone data still going on ($30 for 4GB)
- Free activations
- Sony Xperia Play and LG Enlighten for FREE
- LG Revolution for $49.99 (Friday only)
Although those prices are nothing to scoff at, Amazon’s penny sale is going to be your best bet for 4G devices like the Motorola DROID RAZR and the HTC Rezound. Speaking of 4G phones on sale, Metro PCS is also having a Black Friday sale in where 3 different Samsung devices will be offered at a discounted rate. If it’s a tablet you’re looking for, be sure to visit our huge Black Friday tablet list for the complete low-down.
MetroPCS today announced that the HTC Wildfire S will be available in stores and online this week for a price of $179.99. This is the first HTC smartphone to land on MetroPCS.
“Through our partnership with MetroPCS, we hope to continue providing our consumers with the affordable, yet advanced, smartphones and multimedia content they demand, all with the flexibility of a pay-in-advance service,.” said Martin Fichter, vice president, product management, HTC Americas.
In addition MetroPCS is going to offer “deep discounts” on 4G LTE Android smartphones with a Black Friday Sale. The good news is that it’s not just limited to Black Friday only. The deals start on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 and run through November 30, 2011.
In addition to these deals, they are offering a deal on lines. You can get 4 no annual contract lines for $100 a month, and each line comes with unlimited, talk, text and Web access. If you are looking for a single line, all of these phones are eligible for their no annual contract plans ranging from $40 to $60 per month, which include unlimited talk, text, and Web access. The $60 plan will give you the Rhapsody Unlimited service.
Full press releases after the break:
Are you in the market for a brand new Android tablet this Black Friday? Well look no further because we’ve put together all the known deals. All of these deals are official since they’re from actual ad scans, except for the Amazon deal on the Transformer as it’s rumored at the moment. You will see tablets ranging from junk to high end models, and the better deals are in bold. If you know of any other deals besides these, please let everyone know in the comments.
Amazon – ASUS Transformer 10.1 32GB with Keyboard Dock $399.99 – Rumored
Army & Air Force Exchange Service – Sylvania 8.4” Android 2.3 (w/ screen protector, stylus pen, and neoprene cover) $179.00
Best-Buy – Acer Iconia A100 with 8GB Memory $189.99
Best-Buy – Dell Streak 7″ Online only deal starting Thanksgiving TBA
Best-Buy – Toshiba Thrive 16GB $279.99
Best-Buy – ASUS Transformer 16GB $249.99
Verizon recently released the new and affordable, Samsung Stratosphere, a slide out QWERTY 4G device that has already been rooted and can be found for as little as $79 at Staples. If you missed it, we have already done an initial unboxing and full on review of the phone so be sure to check them out to get yourself up to speed. As far as reasonably priced 4G phones go, this has got to be one of the best options out there.
If you are someone who wants a budget friendly 4G device but still want to stand out in a crowd, you could head to Best Buy tomorrow and pick yourself up a new, white Samsung Stratosphere for $149 instead of the common blackish/grey version. This new color offering is exclusive to Best Buy so don’t think you will be able to go to Staples and pick it up for the sale price of half off. I know this sucks but I have got one even better for you.
The Stratosphere is one of the devices that Best Buy is giving away for free with a new 2 year contract on Black Friday, white included. So if you can hold out a few more days, hit up Best Buy as early as midnight on Thursday to score one of these great phones at an even greater price. Free.
Wanting to get a new Droid Incredible 2 but wish it looked a bit funkier? How’s about a completely red Droid Incredible 2? That funky enough for ya? Verizon say the device will be ready for all channels on Thanksgiving so we will have to wait until Black Friday to pick this up. There is no word yet if this has anything to do with Project (Red), the successful AIDS awareness movement, but it sure would be fitting. Specs and price will likely be the same but the wow factor will definitely be increased. Do you feel like turning your Black Friday, red?