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[Deal] Get the refreshed Kindle Fire for $129 on (today only)

Cyber Monday is upon us and Amazon looks to be setting a pretty high (or low?) bar when it comes to offering phenomenal deals. Today only, you can pick up the refreshed iteration of their Kindle Fire tablet for just $129. To get this great deal, you’ll need to enter the coupon code “FIREDEAL” when checking out.

To refresh your memory, the Kindle Fire offers a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, a 1.2 gHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 gigabytes of on board storage (with unlimited cloud storage via Amazon), and up to 9 hours of battery life. That’s quite a nice little tablet when you consider the price! At $129 you might be able to stuff several stockings with this awesome little tablet and make a few of your loved ones very happy indeed.

Are any of you planning on picking one up as a holiday present for someone? Or would you rather fork out the extra cash for a Nexus 7?  Let us know in the comments.

Source: Amazon

TalkTalk UK To Offer Free Nexus 7 When Customers Purchase Android Smartphones


The holiday season is just about here folks and that means many retailers and services will be vying for your business by trying to entice customers with some sweet deals or promotions, and TalkTalk is no different with its latest promotion out in the UK. It has announced that from Tuesday, November 20th, it will give away a free Nexus 7 tablet when customers purchase select devices and sign up for a smartphone plan. While we’re sure to see other promotions from other retailers in the coming days, we suspect many customers will get out and sign up as soon as the promotion is live because hey— who doesn’t want a free Nexus 7 tablet with their smartphone?

source: Android Central

T-Mobile’s “Magenta Saturday” to Offer Select Smartphones and Tablets for $49.99 or Less After Mail-In Rebate

I’m not sure if you guys remember T-Mobile’s “Yes, Every Smartphone Is On Sale, Sale” and how great the deals were on smartphones. In the spirit of the holidays and to get an early jump on other carriers Black Friday promotions, T-Mobile is offering up yet another great opportunity to score a new handset at a killer price.

This Saturday, November 19th, T-Mo is having a one day sale that will be known as “Magenta Saturday” where you can get select smartphones or broadband devices (like the G-slate or Streak 7) for a down payment of a mere $49.99 or less after mail-in rebate. The only caveat. You have to pay an additional $10-$20 a month on top of your monthly bill and must be willing to sign up for a new Unlimited Value plan of 2GB or more. For example, if you were to buy a new HTC Amaze 4G, the down payment would be $49.99 after a $150 mail-in rebate, but you will also have the additional $20 added to your monthly bill.

These deals also apply to existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade but again, must sign up for the previously mentioned Unlimited Value plan. Sounds like there are still some decent deals to be had even though you will be paying off the device throughout your contract. This may be your chance to grab that new Samsung Galaxy S II that you have been scoping out, but now with the ability to pay it off over time. Does this sound enticing to any of you?

Join us after the break for further details and  full press release. Anybody thinking about visiting T-Mo’s Magenta Saturday?

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$99 Evo at Radio Shack

If you’re eligible for an upgrade right about now, Radio Shack has a great deal for you! Trade in any working phone to Radio Shack between today and Christmas and they’ll hook you up with an Evo for $99 and a two-year contract. According to reports, if you’d prefer a G2 or MyTouch 4G, you can pick up one of those on T-Mobile for $80. Also, Radio Shack is throwing in a free Bluetooth headset with any new activation. So you have about six days to take your old phone in and trade it in for something new and hot. Let us know what you get!

[via Engadget]

T-Mobile Drops Price of Vibrant And Galaxy Tab $50 Each

Wanting a Vibrant or Galaxy Tab for Christmas? Well, effective today, the price of each has been dropped by $50. With a two-year contract on T-Mobile, the Galaxy Tab will now run you $349.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (down from $399 with rebate). Want something smaller? The Vibrant will now run $149.99 after rebate, down from $199.

Couple this with the Black Friday deals they’ve had going on, and T-Mobile has some great Android offerings going on this holiday season. Let us know what you get!

[via TMoNews]

Buy One Sony Xperia X10, Get One Free on AT&T

I love Twitter. Companies are leveraging it to make some of the best announcements these days. The latest? Sony shared that they’re partnering with AT&T to bring a buy-one-get-one deal on the Xperia X10. Between now and January 1st, all customers who buy the X10 on AT&T can get a second one free. So if you’re in the market, go fast! Take advantage of this for the holidays.

For those who need a reminder, the Xperia X10 comes with the following specs:

  • Android 1.6, but upgradeable to 2.1
  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 1GB internal storage
  • 4-inch touchscreen
  • 32GB External storage supported
  • 8MP Camera
  • All in all, it’s a very solid phone, and with the BOGO deal, if you’re in the market for two new AT&T phones, head on down before Jan 1.

    [via Twitter]

    Verizon Offering Holiday Droid 2 and Droid X “Essentials Packs”

    Looking for a gift for that family member or friend who spends more time looking at their Droid phone when they talk to you then your face?  No problem, Verizon has you covered.  Just in time for your holiday shopping, Big Red has slapped together some “Essentials Packs” for your screen obsessed loved one.  They are offering one for the Droid 2 + Droid 2 Global, one for the Droid X, and a Droid Music Essentials Pack.

    The Droid 2 and Droid X packs include a headset, wall charger, car charger, and a dock for both your home and car.  The Music pack includes a bluetooth stereo headset and speaker.  They all offer a decent amount of savings if you were to compare the prices of each individual item.  The droid 2 packs will save you $40, Droid X pack, $45, and the bluetooth pack…$100!  Pretty good if you ask me, and your friend just might set their phone down in the dock and talk to you instead.  Interested?  hit up the links below.

    Droid 2 + Droid 2 Global Essentials Pack

    Droid X Essentials Pack

    Droid Music Essentials Pack

    [via DroidLife]