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    At this point, the holiday shopping weekend is soundly behind us: Black Friday, Cyber Monday – all a thing of the past. We hope you got the deals you were looking for, and are well on your way to completing this year's shopping. We've already taken an early look at just how retailers did this year, and saw some strong numbers for mobile, with a ton of shoppers making their purchases right from their phones and tablets – some $670 million from iPhones and iPads alone. But now some new data suggests that while we're doing a lot of shopping from our mobile devices, we aren't quite as ...

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    While millions of people still chose to rush to brick and mortar stores early Friday morning, before they could even properly digest their previous-day festive turkey meals, causing the now customary brawls over the last discounted HDTV, many others welcomed the future of retail, lifting their fingers merely to add marked down items to digital shopping carts. Exactly how much money did Americans spend online this Black Friday? A colossal $2.74 billion, according to Adobe estimations, in addition to $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving. The grand total was reportedly up more than 16 percent ...

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    You didn’t need to be Nostradamus to prophesize Amazon’s eight days of holiday deals would put discounted Kindle and Fire gear front and center, but one of the e-commerce giant’s new tablets was notably absent from the massive yard sale. While the entry-level 7-incher took another 15 bucks off its already crazy low price of $50, the HD 10 stubbornly clutched to its $230 MSRP, only occasionally dropping to a $200 that didn’t quite make for a bargain. But for the next 24 hours or so, the Amazon Fire HD 10 sure looks like a steal at $170 through both the most valuable e-tailer ...

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    And the holiday deals keep piling up at possibly the most generous US mobile carrier this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with the third Cricket special offer in effect before the first two could expire. Yes, you can still get $100 shopping cards when you switch to AT&T’s prepaid daughter operator by December 6, as well as phones like the Motorola Moto E and LG Risio completely free of charge without contractual obligations through January 7. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is now available for what must be an all-time record low of $250, while the Galaxy S5 costs $200, and the GS4 ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    The mall isn't fun anymore. Unless you're going to Sephora to try out new nail polish. Or heading next door to Godiva for some free samples. Or going to the Apple Store and doing the cliche Facebook post on a forgetful person's account (log off when you're done, please!). But when it comes to real shopping, smartphones seem to be the way to do it these days. And we really mean these two days, Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Adobe has stacked up online sales stats over the 48 hour period and have tallied an estimated $4.45 billion in spending — 39 percent of it during Thursday and 40 ...

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    Although not a Black Friday deal per se, the unofficial launch of the upper mid-range Xperia C5 Ultra stateside is definitely worth the attention of Android-loving bargain hunters. Unavailable from Sony or American mobile carriers, the 6-incher is up for grabs through a third-party Amazon merchant called DeltaMobiles at just $330. Massive yet surprisingly stylish, the C5 Ultra is so much more than a selfie-centric phone, even if it sports an arguably amazing 13MP autofocus and LED Flash front-facing camera. Around the back, you get a similarly well-equipped snapper, the IPS LCD panel touts ...

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    The prettiest non-Android Wear circular smartwatch has been available directly from its manufacturer starting at $250 after a 50 bucks discount for a few days now. We’ve also known Best Buy was planning a similar deal for Black Friday, and Amazon predictably followed suit. But it’s actually a much smaller US retailer, typically focused primarily on camera equipment, that lets you purchase the Samsung Gear S2 for the lowest price ever, namely $209. The $299 MSRP is dropped to $259 at Adorama courtesy of a $40 instant rebate, and a further $50 mail-in rebate will allow you to score the ...

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    Without going into great detail, OnePlus took to social media earlier this week to preview its “four epic days” of “open sales and holiday deals.” At the time, we presumed only the OnePlus 2 would be available for all between November 27 and 30, but it turns out the X is also invited to the no-invitation party. Unfortunately, the two phones still start at their normal prices of $389 and $249 stateside, and €399 and €269 respectively on the old continent. Yes, that’s 390 bucks and 400 euros for the Chinese company’s newest flagship device, because you don’t get to choose ...

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    Today is clearly a great day for shopping all things Google. Actually, it’s a good day for discounted shopping period, but Android purists in particular seem to be treated to some phenomenal Black Friday deals by the search giant itself, as well as Amazon and trusted eBay seller qualitycellz. Sad to see Nexus 6P’s price immovable, at $499 and $579 with 32 and 64GB internal storage space respectively? Let’s face it, it was highly unlikely the stock Marshmallow phablet would drop so soon after its commercial debut, given its apparent popularity and/or mass-production difficulties. The ...

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    Well, this is sure unexpected. Google has never been a stranger to Black Friday deals offered directly on its website, but normally, you were looking at free Play credit with sizzling hot new Android hardware, and actual savings only on older or less popular gear. Not today, though. Today and only today, while inventory lasts, Big G shaves a cool $80 off all Nexus 5X configurations, regardless of storage and paint jobs. That means the 16GB LG 5.2-incher costs just $299 unlocked in black, white and mint, whereas the 32 gig model will set you back 350 bucks in the same three color options. ...

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    As the holiday season gets closer, we get a ton of questions on Twitter over the best tablet or smartphone to buy. Tablets are a very different breed when compared to smartphones because for once, you don't really need a tablet if you already own a computer and a smartphone, and second, because not all tablets are created equal. Smartphones can generally do the same, but some tablets are great for work and suck for play, and others are great for Play and suck for everything else. At this point OEMs are still struggling to find the right mix when it comes to tablets, which is why you'll ...

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    We know you’ve been bombarded with so-called mobile “bargains” over the past couple of weeks, as the busiest shopping day of the year neared, but if nothing piqued your interest from our massive list of nationwide Black Friday deals, perhaps eBay can. Or rather third-party eBay electronics merchant mobilepros1, rated 98 percent positive after over 100,000 successful transactions, which makes it pretty much as reliable as any chain store. Granted, the GSM unlocked LG G3 on sale now comes without a valid warranty, but at just $220, it’s a miracle it’s got a screen. Not only that, ...

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    You already have enough mobile gear on sale this Thanksgiving, Black Friday and “Cyber Weekend” at dozens of US retailers to last a lifetime. But one essential piece of the holiday discount puzzle is yet to fall into place. The big one. No, we don’t mean Samsung, although that was also massive. Not Apple either, since, well, you rarely get decent savings on iPhones or iPads from the Cupertino manufacturer directly. But Google last year sold its then sizzling hot Nexus 6 and 9 with free Play Store credit, bringing the LG G Watch price to a temporary all-time low too. Naturally, we ...

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    You knew it was coming: we've already shared with you plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but what about Google's offering? In years past we've seen the company step with its own take on the holiday weekend shopping extravaganza, offering Cyber Weekend deals in the Play Store. Well, we're still a couple days away from the weekend, but Google can't hold back any longer, and just revealed this year's spread of deals on apps, in-app purchase, music, TV, and more. Clicking through to the deals, you may be a little dismayed to see Google pimping the savings on in-app purchases first ...

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    Update: Happy Black Friday! Listen to our podcast while you're on the floor of your local mall after having shopped 'til you dropped! Here in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and right after the turkey and tryptophan comes the crazy consumerism. To help you figure out what mobile tech to spend your money on this holiday season (whether it's for yourself or for a lucky family member), we're rounding up all the Black Friday mobile deals we could sift from the internet's tech trove. Then we're raiding Pocketnow's Listener Mail account – because it's almost the end of the ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Just because NVIDIA jumped the gun with what looked like an early Black Friday deal on the Shield Android TV set-top box last week, it doesn’t mean the gaming pro can’t up the bargain ante between November 26 and 28. Thursday through Saturday therefore, you can grab the microconsole for even less directly from the Santa Clara-based device manufacturer, as well as Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and Fry’s Electronics. What does this less mean? An incredibly reasonable $150, which is technically $50 off the list price, but in reality offers $100 actual savings, given it also includes ...

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    As the holiday season gets closer, it's right about that time for a smartphone upgrade in the case of most of you. Years ago this was rather easy as there were only a few players doing things right every year. 2015 is a different animal though, with most OEMs doing an amazing job at raising the bar in design quality and overall user experience. We have flagship devices at mid-range prices, and even new categories like the "Premium mid-range" for those that want elegance on a budget. If you're still on the ropes trying to decide which smartphone is right for you, this guide will hopefully ...

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    The plague of recently-released devices means that those devices will most likely skip out on the whole "dealdom" of Black Friday. Hey, these companies have blessed us consumers with new wares and we're apparently going to like them enough at full price to buy them, right? It might just be that we're going to be on a clearance streak instead. Take ShopBlackBerry.com and it's 20-percent-ish-off deals until December 1. That is, 20-percent-ish-off select BlackBerry 10 devices. The BlackBerry Classic's on sale for $299 — a bit better than 21 percent off — while the Leap stands at $179 — ...

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    Black Friday is just days away, and we've already brought you tons of news on where and how you can save some big money as you shop for portable electronics this season. That's going to include a big Black Friday sale roundup post just a little later on, but before we get there we've got one deal we absolutely have to share with you right now, as it's not going to last long: you've got until midnight tonight (Central time) to score some substantial discounts on Apple hardware at Best Buy. Deals on Apple items are always a treat, with prices as often inflexible as they are, and this set's ...

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    Yesterday we filled you in on what ZTE's got going for its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and whether you were after the budget-priced Zmax 2, the Spro 2 smart projector, or one of the company's Axon models, there were some solid savings to be found. The standard 32GB Axon normally goes for $330, and for this promotion ZTE's discounting the already affordable handset down to $280. Honestly, we'd be happy right there, but now Newegg's coming along with a price that puts even that deal to shame, lobbing another $80 off the phone's price. Head on over to Newegg's site and you can add ...

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    TVs, smart home monitoring kits, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, vacuums, digital cameras, solid-state drives, PCs, Chromebooks, monitors, printers, and various accessories. They’re all on sale from Samsung already for the holidays, some valid all the way through Christmas, others just this week or even ending tomorrow, before Thanksgiving and Black Friday. There are of course three categories of deals we’re most interested in, and fortunately, US-based Samsung fans have plenty to choose from on the discounted smartphone, smartwatch, and tablet fronts. Starting with Android ...

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    Trying to get your hands on a OnePlus smartphone this holiday season? Whether you're looking to pick up the OnePlus 2 or the new OnePlus X, that means putting up with the invite process – and right away, that's a big turn-off for shoppers who already don't have a lot of time, and aren't too keen on jumping through a lot of hoops. Luckily for them, OnePlus has the occasional period of no-invite-needed sales, when anyone who wants one can fork over the cash for one of the company's phones. The OnePlus X is set to get its next wave of such sales next month, but what about the OnePlus 2? It ...

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    Let's face it: the sexier (read thinner) our smartphones get, the more battery life becomes an issue. Interestingly, smartphone users (and future, potential owners) would prefer a slightly thicker build if that resulted in longer battery life (or even "functional bulk"), but this appears to be valuable feedback smartphone manufacturers are not taking into consideration (props to the exceptions). There's a trend for thin and light, and, while many don't care, more and more are hoping it will go away, soon. If your daily routine allows you to constantly be within reach of a charger (wall ...

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