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Vudu’s 1080p movies and TV shows are now streaming on Chromecast

After a short test period, Walmart’s movie streaming service Vudu has launched Chromecast support across its website and mobile apps, adding to the long list of devices it’s already available on. A far cry from Vudu’s $399 set-top box that launched in 2007, owners of Google’s $35 HDMI dongle can now stream their entire collection of movies and TV shows in 1080p with just a press of the Cast button. That includes Ultraviolet digital copies, and while the code redemption process has been a source of frustration for many, Chromecast support means easy and cheap access without needing to log in, activate another device or set up an account again. In updated apps on Android or iOS the feature should already be live, and on Vudu.com if you have the Google Cast browser extension installed.

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[Deal Alert] 16GB Refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Available At Walmart For $400, 32GB For $430

2014GalaxyNote10.1-ThumbThe Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 typically costs you roughly $500, but Walmart’s currently willing to part with one online for around $400 instead. Sure, there’s a catch. It’s refurbished. But if that doesn’t bother you, you can get a 16GB version for $399.99. The 32GB option is going for just $30 more. Both are available in black and white.

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To make this deal every better, you can get $21.50 off the 32GB option if you pay using a Discover card.

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HP Mesquite budget tablet to go on sale at Walmart on Black Friday

It seems that HP is quite in a rush to get out an affordable tablet that will try to endear itself to budget-conscious buyers this coming Friday. Teaming up with Walmart, the PC maker will be selling the 7-inch Mesquite tablet with a very low price and somewhat low specs.

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As far as 7-inch tablets go, the HP Mesquite is quite mediocre. The screen size only affords a 1024×600 pixel resolution. It has support for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi but no options for 3G. It does have a VGA webcam and microphone for making video calls. Internal storage is set to 8 GB, which can be expanded with a microSD card.

What makes the tablet somewhat different from other budget tablets is the fact that it is running an Intel chip instead of the usual cost-efficient ARM processors. It is, however, no beast. The Intel Atom Z2460, a single-core CPU that runs at 1.6 GHz, runs the whole show and is paired with 1 GB of RAM. This should be enough to smoothly handle the Android 4.1 OS running on it, but don’t expect jaw-dropping performance on resource-intensive tasks.

The selling point of the HP Mesquite is, of course, it’s price tag, which comes at a low $89. However, given that discounts and sales are most likely to happen soon, quite a number of sub- or near sub-$100 dollar tablets are likely to pry customers away from this HP device, despite, or may be even because of, the more popular brand.

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Walmart now selling Chromecast for $35, too

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Walmart is now the latest in a long line of retailers that have started selling the Chromecast streaming HDMI stick. Just in time for the holiday crunch where Google undoubtedly plans to sell a whole boatload of Chromecasts, Walmart now has the accessory for the same $35 price as every other retailer.

In-store availability is listed as being "in limited stores," but luckily the Walmart website is offering free shipping to you directly or to a store for in-store pickup (Walmart's site lists both stores and FedEx Office locations for us) after ordering online. Although you aren't getting any major discounts here, it's always good to have more retailer choices when buying impulse items like this. Hit the source link to order yours now.

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HP Mesquite 7-Inch Android Tablet Available Exclusively At Walmart This Black Friday For $89

Are you still looking for a budget tablet to buy this coming Black Friday, November 29th? HP and Walmart might just have the model for you as both companies have partnered to bring the HP Mesquite. This 7-inch Android tablet will be available exclusively at Walmart for only $89.

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One interesting feature of the HP Mesquite is that it uses an Intel Medfield Atom processor. This is a low cost chip that does not deliver the applications or graphics performance of the latest Intel Bay trail Atom processor. It can however provide basic functionality which is what most impulse buyers are looking for in budget devices.

HP Mesquite Technical Specifications

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor
  • 1GB DDR2 of system memory
  • 7″ touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution, virtual keyboard
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Additional Features of the HP Tablet:
  • Front VGA webcam with omni-directional microphone
  • microUSB port
  • 8GB on-board storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • Built-in speaker
  • Accelerometer
  • Up to five hours of run time on a full charge
  • Weighs 0.83-pounds; 7.6″ x 4.92″ x 0.4″ dimensions
  • Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • Google Search, Google Voice Search, Gmail, Google Sync, Google Talk, Chrome browser, Google+, Google Maps, Google Street View, YouTube, Widevine digital content manager and Google Play

This sub-$100 model shows that not only ARM based tablets can have a low price point as Intel proves with this device that it too can penetrate this segment of the market. If this device proves to be popular then we might be seeing more models using Intel based processors in the near future.

If this 7-inch device is just too small for your tastes then Intel has other options available for sale this Black Friday.

Some of the choices include

  • Dell Venue 8 tablet running Android for US$99 with the purchase of a PC valued at US$599.99 or more from Costco
  • Dell Venue 8 for US$129.99 from Dell.com, a $50 savings from its original price
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro (with Windows 8) for US$279.99 from Staples or through Dell.com for $299.99
  • A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 sporting a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor for US$299.99 from Best Buy or Office Depot

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[Oops] Walmart Is Selling The Moto X With ‘Android 2.3′

imageHurry up, ladies and gentlemen! If you sprint to Walmart between November 20th and 26th, you can apparently pick yourself up a very vintage Moto X running none other than Android 2.3. Those on-screen buttons and #HOLOYOLO accents look pretty spiffy on this fine Gingerbread device, don’t they?

Curiously, on November 29th, the same phone not only drops to half price for Black Friday, it also gets a ninja upgrade to Android 4.2 and a $100 Walmart gift card (which is actually a pretty good deal since you’re effectively netting 50 bucks – after signing a contract, of course).

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Black Friday 2013 Android Deals Early Roundup – Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, Best Buy

‘Tis the season to be jolly, everybody knows that, but how about we don’t wait for Santa Claus this year to fill our stockings with gifts and get a head start on the holiday shopping? After all, you never know if you’ll end up on the naughty list or not and, if you do, you’ll only find out about it when it’s far too late to change anything.

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Bottom line, let’s allow Santa to take a vacation for a change and, instead of working his ass off when everyone else is chugging gallons of egg nog, go somewhere sunny and get a nice little tan. God knows he’s earned it.

But now comes the hard part. What to spoil yourselves with for Turkey Day and Christmas and what to get your loved ones to show you care? That’s hard? Pfft, then you must have not figured out yet that each and every self-respecting major retailer in the great US of A tends to slash prices on everything that runs Android around the winter holidays. And who doesn’t love a snazzy Android-based smartphone or tablet? Exactly.

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All that being said, let’s see what Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart and Best Buy have in store for us Android geeks (and non-geeks) between now and the beginning of December. Most importantly, we’ll try to sift the lucrative promos from the ones that aren’t so advantageous in the end to ensure you have nothing else to do but pay up. Here it goes:

Sam’s Club

The first retailer to have (unintentionally) come forward with Black Friday 2013 promo details is one that’s not quite accessible for everyone. That is to say Sam’s Club stores are open only to members, so if you’re not one yet, it might be a good idea to get it all sorted with ASAP.

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The awesome thing about Sam’s Club’s special BF offers is they’ll be kicked into gear earlier than the competition, namely on November 23, so you can take advantage of them and then regroup and buy some more from other sellers.

Studs:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 with two-year contracts on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – $0.96
  • HTC One with Sprint pacts – $0.96
  • AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – $24.88

Duds:

  • Motorola Droid Ultra with Verizon carrier agreements – $98

Target

No memberships, no strings attached, close to 2,000 locations all over America and a Black Friday pamphlet that, believe it or not, stretches to 36 pages. Of course, there aren’t only Android deals in there, so here’s what we recommend you to get via Target come November 28 and 29 and what not to touch with a ten-foot pole:

Studs

  • On-contract AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 – $0.01
  • Outright Virgin ZTE Awe – $19.99
  • Nook HD 7 with 8 GB storage – $79 (technically not running Android, but still based on our favorite OS)

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Duds

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 with AT&T or Verizon contracts – $39.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 for Sprint – $49.99

Side note: The two GS4 deals are not bad per se, but why pay a premium when Sam’s Club is to offer them practically free of charge?

Walmart

You don’t get to be the biggest private employer, as well as the largest retailer in the world by chance and Walmart proves it knows how to conduct business and continue to attract millions of customers courtesy of sizzling hot Black Friday promotions.

The special sale starts at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day (November 28) and runs through December 1, albeit some of the discounts are bound to expire sooner than that deadline as stocks will undoubtedly be limited.

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Studs:

  • Prepaid Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura – $29
  • Samsung Galaxy 3 10.1-inch tablet – $299
  • Fuhu Nabi 2 7-inch kid-friendly slate – $99
  • $100 gift cards with every Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Moto X and Galaxy Mega on-contract purchase
  • No-contract Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event – $20
  • Straight Talk prepaid Samsung Galaxy S3 – $299
  • No-contract Verizon Samsung Galaxy Legend – $35

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Duds:

  • 7-inch RCA tablet – $49 (dirt-cheap, but not worth it given the cringe worthy specs and no-name manufacturer)
  • Trio Stealth 10.1-inch tablet – $99 (the same as above)

Best Buy

At first glance, Best Buy is unusually chintzy with Android gadget savings, especially considering their Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday history. But what BB probably knows best is to keep its card close and not reveal every trick up its sleeve beforehand.

Thus, you should watch out for the midnight mystery blockbusters, which are as unbelievably attractive as they are hard to get access to, plus occasional doorbusters that usually last for no more than an hour or so.

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Also intriguing is the exact date and time promotions will be underway is kept under wraps, making the entire affair a game of patience, ambition and composure. Then again, won’t the end result be that much sweeter?

Studs (for now):

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (old version) – $99.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – free with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T activations, including in exclusive blue arctic color
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 in black with 8 GB storage – $149.99
  • No-contract Virgin or Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 – $299.99
  • HTC One with Sprint, Verizon or AT&T contracts in exclusive metallic blue paint job – $29.99
  • HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook – $229 (not running Android, but instead Chrome OS, so close enough)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – $299.99
  • Prepaid Boost Mobile HTC One SV – $179.99
  • No-contract Virgin Mobile LG Optimus F3 – $89.99

Best Buy

Duds:

  • 8-Inch Insignia Flex tablet – $79.99 (no-name OEM, not worth it)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 first edition – $399.99 (old, outdated, not cheap enough)
  • Digital2 7-inch tablet – $39.99 (Digital who?)
  • LG G2 with contracts – $49.99 (likely to be found cheaper elsewhere)

That’s a wrap, dear friends and readers, but be sure to keep in touch with The Droid Guy for updates to the story and extra deals from these retailers and many, many others. And don’t forget to spend sensibly, no matter how lucrative the offers might look.

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Polaroid iM1836 Android-powered camera finally available exclusively through Walmart and Amazon

 

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Polaroid announced their iM1836 Android-powered camera back at CES 2013 in January, and starting now it’s available at Walmart or on Amazon.com. The device features an interchangeable lens, which is a nice addition that keeps it ahead of the Galaxy Camera. Pricing isn’t bad either at $299.99.

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Easily Unleash Your Creativity With The New Polaroid Android™-Powered Compact Interchangeable Lens Smart Camera Now On Store Shelves

Polaroid iM1836 Offers Point-and-Shoot Convenience with D-SLR Quality and Built-In Wi-Fi ‘Share-ability’ Plus 1080p Video Capture Capability

EDISON, N.J., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Polaroid iM1836 Android™-powered compact interchangeable-lens smart camera, launched at CES 2013, is now available exclusively at Walmart and Amazon.com. The Polaroid iM1836 offers consumers D-SLR quality and flexibility but with the simplicity, affordability and convenience of a point-and-shoot camera allowing users to unleash their creativity, capture amazing still images and HD video, and share them instantly to their favorite social media network. Built into a compact 4/3 body with a sleek matte white finish, the iM1836 features a brilliant 3.5″ touch screen LCD display to help capture the perfect image every time.

Interchangeable Lenses for Multiple Uses

Produced by Sakar International, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid iM1836 comes standard with a 10-30mm optical zoom lens, perfect for capturing those every day family lifestyle images. An additional 500mm telephoto lens will be available in November to help users easily capture far away recital images or close ups of the winning goal, and a 50mm lens will be available in early 2014.

Easy to Use Android 4.1 OS

The Polaroid iM1836 runs on the intuitive Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system making capturing and sharing great shots with friends and family seamless. The camera features built-in peer-to-peer Wi-Fi and easy-to-use photo sharing apps installed which allow users to instantly upload and share stunning, professional-quality image creations via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flikr, Vimeo and more, all at the touch of a button. In addition, the Polaroid iM1836 also features Google Play, the one-stop-shop for apps, movies, music, books and magazines, allowing consumers access to all of its over 600,000 apps and games.  Wi-Fi also pairs the iM1836 with any enabled device to upload images and video through a mobile phone, PC or even an iPod Touch device.

The Perfect Shot

With auto blink detection and auto face exposure, and a detachable flash, the Polaroid iM1836 ensures a great shot every time. In addition, the camera has wide-angle panoramic capability also built-in for breathtaking landscape photography without the added cost and weight of high-end equipment. When the action calls for more than just a still image, the iM1836 also captures 1080p HD video and, with built-in HDMI output, the compact device also doubles as a portable multimedia player—just connect it to any TV or monitor to view video or photo slide shows.

“This camera has generated tremendous buzz since it first debuted at CES this year,” said Sakar President Jeff Saka. “Now, we’re thrilled to see it hit store shelves, just in time for the holiday season, making it perfect for capturing precious family memories and for gift-giving.”

The Polaroid iM1836 is available for $299 MSRP in select Walmart stores and online at Amazon.com.

About Sakar International

Sakar International, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer electronics and accessories. With a rich heritage of technology innovation since 1977, Sakar has developed a global presence by consistently evolving alongside technology to develop on-trend, cutting edge products. Sakar licenses over forty major entertainment brands and has maintained a diverse portfolio of product offerings, including digital cameras, video recorders, karaoke machines and small appliances, along with audio, tablet, camera, smartphone and computer accessories. Sakar acquired the Vivitar brand in 2008 and has since launched a full line of photographic, optic and related accessories. Sakar is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America, Hong Kong and China.

About The Polaroid Brand

Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film.  Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visit http://www.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

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Polaroid iM1836 now on sale for $299.99, available through Amazon and Walmart

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The Android powered Polaroid iM1836 camera is finally up for grabs, a good 10 months after its initial announcement back in January. This smart-camera can now be grabbed online over at Amazon or through Walmart stores in the U.S. The camera runs on relatively older Android 4.1, but it shouldn’t be a major concern as the hardware is what matters here. The lens on the camera is user changeable, which is a nice liberty to have, especially if you’re a professional. The camera will only cost $299.99, which is a great price and puts it right up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom as well as the Galaxy Camera. The camera comes with neat features like auto blink and face detection as well as a detachable flash. It packs a 10-30mm lens on board, with additional lenses hitting the markets soon.

Speaking of the hardware, the Polaroid iM1836 packs a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display and an 18MP camera sensor with no word on processor or RAM capacity inside. Storage shouldn’t be a major concern as it packs a card slot anyways. For $299.99, this camera sounds like a great deal, especially compared to competitive offerings.

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Target’s Brightspot mobile service launches Sunday, starts at $35 per month

Ever tenacious retailer Target is once again nipping at Walmart’s heels. Following the introduction of its Target Ticket video-on-demand service — a direct competitor to Vudu — the big box chain is now looking to get into the prepaid phone business with a service known as Brightspot. The MVNO is …

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Target’s Brightspot mobile service launches Sunday, starts at $35 per month

Target announces Brightspot, a prepaid mobile service for arrival on October 6th

Ever tenacious retailer Target is once again nipping at Walmart’s heels. Following the introduction of its Target Ticket video-on-demand service — a direct competitor to Vudu — the big box chain is now looking to get into the prepaid phone business with a service known as Brightspot. The MVNO is set to launch on October 6th, which will use T-Mobile’s network and serve as Target’s answer to Straight Talk. Brightspot will offer two service tiers, one for $35 that includes unlimited talk and text, in addition to a $50 plan that piles on unlimited data with 1GB of high-speed use. While Target’s offering is a bit less tempting than Walmart’s (which offers 2.5GB of high-speed usage for $45), the bullseye retailer will reward loyal subscribers with a $25 Target gift card for each six months of paid Brightspot service. Consider it one more excuse to kick your costly monthly phone plan to the curb.

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T-Mobile is killing off Classic plans at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more starting Nov 1st

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It was back in March T-Mobile made waves in the mobile industry after officially announcing that they would be doing away with their Classic rate plans — and device subsidies in the process — in favor of new, contract-free, Simple Choice plans. Sure, making monthly payments on your new phone made them just about as expensive as the other guys, but the fact that you could BYOD (bring your own device) and pay a substantially lower rate for monthly service was liberating.

Originally, Simple Choice was a move that affected only first-party T-Mobile retail locations — not 3rd party retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, or Sam’s Club. These 3rd party retailers were free to continue offering the old Classic plans and discounted devices on-contract, but it looks like all of that is about to change.

According to a leaked memo obtained by TMoNews, T-Mobile will be retiring their Classic plan option at 3rd party retailers, getting them on the same page as 1st party stores. Changes are said to go into effect on November 1st, and although it wasn’t mentioned in the leaked doc, we suspect this might have something to do with phase 3 of T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier 3.0″ plans for later this year. No way to say for sure.

3rd party retailers will begin sending their post-paid devices back to HQ, with support for device exchanges and buyers remorse to be handled at the wherever the device was originally purchased. It will be interesting to see what T-Mobile has up their sleeves. We know they aren’t going to leave partners like Walmart hanging for very long.

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Target also selling the iPhone 5c for $79.99 on-contract, now accepting pre-orders

Target also selling the iPhone 5c for $7999 oncontract, now accepting preorders

We’ve already seen Walmart undercut Apple by selling the iPhone 5c for less than the MSRP right out of the gate, but it turns out it’s not the only retailer offering a deal. Target’s also selling the 16GB version for $79.99 on a two-year contract from your choice of carrier, offering a savings of $20. You’ll still pay the same $199.99 for the 32GB model, though, and there’s no similar discount to be found on the iPhone 5s, either (Walmart has knocked it down ten bucks to $189). You’ll find that price in store tomorrow, or you can get your pre-order in on Target’s website now.

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Monster M7 tablet arrives as Walmart exclusive

Monster has officially announced a pair of Android tablets. The models will include the 7-inch M7 and the 10.1-inch M10, though as of today only the smaller of the two will be available for purchase. These tablets will be exclusive to Walmart. Specifically, for online sales by way of Walmart.com. The M7 is priced at $149 and available in a wide-variety of colors.

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The Monster M7 will have a non-skid surface and the colors will include Candy Blueberry, Candy Tangerine Orange, Candy Grape Purple, Candy Apple Red, Candy Lime Green, Cotton Candy Pink, Frost White and Midnight Black. Those familiar with the Monster line of N-Tune headphones may recognize these colors as they will be matching. Despite having matching color schemes though, the headphones will not be included with purchase of a tablet.

Aside from the colors, the Monster M7 tablet will have features to include 16GB of storage along with a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. The tablet will have a display resolution of 1280 x 800 and also feature a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, mini-HDMI and a battery life of up to 8 hours by way of the 4000 mAh battery.

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In addition to connecting the M7 color lineup with the N-Tune headphones, Monster is using this tablet as another way to control the (sold separately) power modules. These will be controlled with the Monster Center Power Control app and they are basically smart plugs that allow the user to remotely control and automate some of their electronics.

Otherwise, the tablet will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and come with full access to the expected Google apps including the Play Store.

That all being said, while Monster has also announced the M10, the details are light. At this time they have said the M10 tablet will be available in the fall and that the price and specs will be announced at a later time.

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Walmart to sell iPhone 5c for $79, iPhone 5s for $189

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If you think that the iPhone 5c and 5s are a little too pricey, we’ve got good news: Walmart plans to sell both Apple smartphones at a discount from the very start. The 16GB iPhone 5c will sell for $79 on contract, or $20 less than the official price, while the 16GB iPhone 5s will be available for $189. As elsewhere, pre-orders for the 5c will start on September 13th; both of the new iPhones will ship on the 20th. Don’t like contracts? You’re not left out of the bargains — Walmart plans to slash $100 off the prices of Straight Talk’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 variants, which will respectively cost $349 and $549 as of September 14th. The savings are small when compared to the service fees you’ll pay over a few years, but it’s hard to object to having a little more money left in your pocket.

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Walmart Intros Nationwide Smartphone Trade-in Program, Get Instant Credit Towards a New Phone

Today, Walmart launched a trade-in program for aged-smartphone owners hoping to get quick credit to put towards a new phone. Walmart gave some examples for what your old phones would be worth, so we can list those out and then you can compare to other services such as Gazelle that offer cash for your used […]
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Walmart smartphone trade-in program coming later this month

Walmart has announced a new smartphone trade-in program this morning. The retailer has said the program will be available at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. More to the point, at more than 3,600 locations across the US. The program is set to go live on September 21 and as we often see — the amount you get will depend on the device you are looking to trade.

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Details coming from Walmart mention that trade-in values will range from as low as $50 and as high as $300. Some specific examples include $300 for an iPhone 5, $175 for a Galaxy S III or $52 for a Galaxy S2. Of course, all phones must be working and undamaged in order to get any credit.

Walmart has 100 smartphones on the ‘can be accepted’ list and those trading a device will get an immediate credit. The trade-in program is being done in conjunction with CExchange and those taking advantage of the program will need to use the credit they receive towards the purchase of a new device.

As far as that goes, some additional Walmart provided examples show you will be able to grab a Galaxy S 4 for $138 (on a two-year agreement with Verizon Wireless or AT&T). And aside from trading your existing handset for a device with a two-year agreement — the credit can also be applied towards prepaid options.

Walmart offers prepaid handsets as well as plans from Straight Talk, which offers T-Mobile and AT&T service for $45 per month. That all being said, while Walmart is launching this smartphone trade-in program on September 21, they also have a regular electronics program available that will reward the user with Walmart gift cards.

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OLPC XO Tablet retail availability expands

The OLPC XO Tablet arrived for sale back in mid-July. The tablet arrived with a price point of $149.99 and the initial launch had availability exclusively with Walmart. Specifically, that initial availability was limited to the Walmart website. In-store availability began yesterday, on August 1st, however it looks like the tablet has also come available with some additional retailers.

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Those others look to include Target and Amazon. The tablet is $149.99 with Target and $140.00 with Amazon. And as a small bonus for Amazon Prime members, the OLPC XO Tablet is Prime-eligible. That being said, aside from the expanded availability, the tablet remains the same as we saw back in July.

Basically, that is to say those making the purchase will be getting a 7-inch kid-friendly tablet with a display resolution of 1024 x 600. The XO Tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.64GHz processor and has 8GB of internal storage with WiFi connectivity. The tablet is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a handful of educational related software items.

To begin with this tablet is touted as being bilingual. Or in other words, it has all content available in English and Spanish. There are also various dashboard setups to highlight the different types of content as well as an e-book reader, Oxford Dictionary, Discovery Communication app and many others.

While a good amount of the apps are focused on children and education, the tablet also has some items for the parents. In this case the XO is sporting parental controls that track usage and learning styles. The tablet also has a Journal app that details and breaks all this down for the parents. Finally, while the tablet has arrived with Target and Amazon, it also looks to be sold-out with Walmart (at least for the time being).

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Nexus 7 now available from Google Play, $30-off at Staples with coupon code

Guess Google wasn’t able to enforce that soft July 30th launch date for the new Nexus 7 (2013). With an item this hot, retailers like Best Buy and Walmart wasted no time in clearing out their stock as early as today, putting them up for sale a full 4 days early. For those having trouble [...]

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Some U.S. retailers already selling new Nexus 7

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Best Buy and Walmart among stores selling the new tablet early

The new Nexus 7 won't be officially available until July 30, but that hasn't stopped some of the big-name brick-and-mortar retailers from selling a few tablets to customers ahead of the official date. Tony Hoffman tweets that both he and a friend were able to snag new Nexus 7s from two different Walmart stores. And The Verge is reporting that Best Buy is now selling to customers in-store, including at its Union Square location.

There are only a few more days left before the official Nexus 7 street date, but if you're hoping to get one in time for the weekend, you might want to check your local retailers. If you've been lucky enough to pick up a new Nexus 7 already, hit the comments and let us know how you're liking it.

For more on the new Nexus 7, check out our hands-on walkthrough.

Source: @TonymHoffman, The Verge

    

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HP readies $99 Android tablet for back-to-school sales at Walmart

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HP is looking to continue its success in the low-end tablet market as the company prepares to release a $99 tablet to be sold at Walmart for back-to-school sales.

The device is reportedly being built by Chinese company BYD, will have a 7-inch display, and a single-core Medfield processor. Nothing else is known about the device at this point, but we do know that if all of this is true, this will be a nice addition to the list of the low-end tablets available on the market. We’ll just have to wait and see…

Source: DigiTimes

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HP readies $99 Android tablet for back-to-school sales at Walmart

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HP is looking to continue its success in the low-end tablet market as the company prepares to release a $99 tablet to be sold at Walmart for back-to-school sales.

The device is reportedly being built by Chinese company BYD, will have a 7-inch display, and a single-core Medfield processor. Nothing else is known about the device at this point, but we do know that if all of this is true, this will be a nice addition to the list of the low-end tablets available on the market. We’ll just have to wait and see…

Source: DigiTimes

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OLPC XO tablet hits Walmart for $149

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO tablet is now available from Walmart’s online store, and is bound to arrive on physical shelves on August 1. Manufactured by Vivitar, the tablet comes with the price tag of $149.

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Technical specifications

According to OLPC, this tablet is a device that children can use to learn and have fun at the same time. Featuring a wide range of skill sets, such as music, creativity, early development, math, science and technology, and language and literacy, the XO tablet is in line with the organization’s mission of providing an appropriate and enjoyable learning environment for children.

The XO tablet sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and comes with a 1.64GHz dual-core processor under the hood. Android Jelly Bean is its operating system, offering support for a long list of learning and entertainment apps, including the latest ones on Google Play, for children. As for its battery, the XO sports a lithium ion one has a capacity of up to 8 hours of use on a single charge.

Users can set up as many as three user accounts, so that the tablet may be shared by several people. Parents may likewise set permissions for each user. An XO Journal feature allows parents to check their children’s interests or learning progress.

Also on board the XO tablet are rear and front cameras with unspecified numbers of pixels. Like plenty of other tablets aimed at children, the XO comes with a bumper case to protect the device from drops and spills.

Neither the Walmart listing nor the XO tablet page at the OLPC website provides many insights into the specifications. However, an earlier leak showed the device to have 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM.

The XO tablet boasts of being the only Google-Certified multilingual tablet in the market, offering both English and Spanish language choices. Later this year, OLPC will also offer French and Italian languages to cater to Canadian and European consumers. Its design, including that which is found on its Unique Dream user interface and packaging, is credited to Yves Behar who worked with the Fuse Project.

As for its dimensions, the XO tablet weighs 2.5 pounds and measures 4.68 x 0.37 x 7.75 inches.

Notably missing from the features is a keyboard. A keyboard would have raised the price of the tablet, but at the same time, would have been useful for learning some skills like communication.

New marketing strategy?

In the past, OLPC was known for releasing budget devices in developing countries. Thus, the new partnership with Walmart is a bit of a surprising move from the organization. Still the price of the XO tablet falls within the pocket-friendly range, so it could be their way of helping out parents who would like to give their children better learning opportunities, but cannot shell out too much cash.

via venturebeat

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OLPC XO Tablet arrives exclusively with Walmart

We saw a brief mention about the XO Tablet availability earlier in the month and while that came from an official source, it seems we now have the full set of details. Basically, the XO Tablet will be available with Walmart beginning today, July 16th.

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Perhaps key here, the XO Tablet is being pushed for the younger market and is said to be the “first and only tablet designed specifically to help kids explore their dreams and spark their imaginations.” This tablet brings the XO Dream interface and more than 100 pre-loaded apps which includes a mix of games and books and more. The folks behind the tablet have said the tablet ships with more than $200 in content that is broken down by subject area, interest and skill level.

In addition to the pre-loaded software, the XO Tablet also has access to the Google Play Store. The tablet will be running Jelly Bean and with hardware to include a 7-inch (1024 x 600) display, dual-core 1.64GHz processor, a battery that should be able to provide up to 8 hours of run time and a front and rear-facing camera. Another key point here is in the languages. The XO Tablet is multilingual with support for English and Spanish.

While this has quite a bit for the younger users, there are also features aimed at the parents. In this case the parent features are designed to help show what the kids are doing and what they are using on the tablet. The XO Tablet allows for up to three unique user accounts with specific permissions begin available for each. There is also an XO Journal which is the app that will show the usage details for those three accounts.

Otherwise, given this is aimed at a younger audience some parents may be happy to hear the tablet ships with a protective bumper case. All that being said, the XO Tablet is priced at $149.99 and at the moment the availability is limited to the Walmart.com website. The in-store availability will begin on August 1st.

SOURCE: PR Newswire

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OLPC XO-tablet isn’t meant to replace Nexus 7 (but it might)

It is looking like OLPC will soon be launching a tablet for those in the US market. The tablet is running Android, aimed at the education market and is expected to be available exclusively with Walmart. According to the latest details coming from OLPC, the XOTablet will be available beginning on July 16th.

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As mentioned, the initial launch will be a Walmart exclusive. The tablet will also be arriving with other retailers “soon afterward” though. While they haven’t offered any specifics in terms of other retailers, OLPC has said the XOTablet will arrive with “many of the top retailers” in the US and Europe (and across North and South America).

Time will tell whether the tablet arrives on July 16th as expected, but in the meantime we will point out that there has already been one delay. The XOTablet was originally expected to arrive with Walmart in June. Basically, it seems this has become a game of wait and see. For now we can say the XOTablet is a low-priced tablet that is running a customized Android user interface.

We aren’t all that convinced this tablet will make a big splash when it arrives, but as we often see, we expect some will be making the comparison to the Nexus 7. In this case that is probably not a fair comparison, however this could still serve to replace the Nexus 7 to some extent. The reasoning there, the XOTablet looks like a kids tablet and it will be relatively inexpensive. And on top of the looks, it has software that pushes kids towards education and learning — something that parents want for their kids.

VIA: Liliputing

SOURCE: OLPC

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Galaxy Player Refurb Variants on Sale

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If you are in the market for a good mp3 player with our favorite Andy logo branded on it, then today, you will find a nice little deal available to you straight from our friends at Walmart. While they are definitely nothing new to the market, the Samsung Galaxy Player variants were essentially the answer to Apple’s iPod Touch series, but they boasted a more appealing platform with screen size options and Android installed, which automatically meant rooting would be involved.

If you want one, but aren’t necessarily open to the $200+ price tags that come along with them on Samsung.com and Amazon, then go ahead and take a look at Walmart.com, who is selling them, Walmart refurbished, for sub $150 prices. That’s something you can’t give up!

The available players go as follows:

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 – $134.99

Android (Version 2.3.5 Gingerbread) OS

8GB flash memory

Display Screen: 5.0″, WVGA (800 x 480)

Battery Type: Lithium-polymer 2,500mAh

802.11b/g/n WiFi

3.2 megapixel camera, front; 3.2 megapixel camera, back

GPS

Bluetooth 3.0

FM Radio

USB 2.0

Embedded Speaker (Stereo)

Embedded Microphone

microSD card (Up to 32GB)

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File Formats: MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV, MPEG4, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, H.264

Color: White

 

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 – $129.99

8GB memory

Front and rear cameras

WiFi

Operating System: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS

Bluetooth v3.0 technology

 

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 – $120.99

Android (Version 2.2 Froyo) OS

8GB flash memory

Display Screen: 4.0″, WVGA (800 x 480)

Battery Type: Lithium-ion 1,200mAh

802.11b/g/n WiFi

3.2 megapixel camera, front; 3.2 megapixel camera, back

GPS

Bluetooth 3.0

FM Radio

USB 2.0

Embedded Speaker (Stereo)

Embedded Microphone

microSD card (Up to 32GB)

Android Market

File Formats: MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV, MPEG4, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, H.264

Color: White

 

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 – $99.98

8GB memory

Front and rear cameras

WiFi

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS

Bluetooth v3.0 technology

 

Now for the 4.2 and 3.6, those are the only specifications they had listed on the Walmart page, but I am sure that they are similar in some form or fashion. Seeing as how Apple wants $179.99 for a Refurbished iPod Touch 4th Generation (looks like the iPhone 4/4S for those that don’t know), the fact that the price is so low AND you have options on screen size is something that you cannot look past. The only catch 22 is that I’m sure that 4th Gen iPods will in fact see iOS7, while there are no hopes of seeing 4.0+ on the Samsung Galaxy Player in true Android fashion. I looked on XDA for ICS/JB ROM alternatives, but ALL of them had none-working cameras, whether it be the FFC or rear,  sometimes both. Regardless, GB Touchwiz actually was very smooth, just don’t look too forward to playing NBA 2K13 on the 5.0 without sacrificing something on the hardware side.

With all that in consideration, if you are interested, please use the links in each of the descriptions of one of the Samsung Galaxy Player variants in order to choose which one best suits your needs, then tell us how you like it if you bought one. Also, don’t be scared away by the “refurb” tag, every review on Walmart.com said that the players looked like they were fresh off the production line.

Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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AT&T cuts smartphone prices in half, jumps on the discount bandwagon

AT&T cuts smartphone prices in half, jumps on the discount bandwagon

If you’re looking for a new smartphone, this is apparently the weekend to go shopping. Following Radio Shack’s promise to chip in a $100 Google Play credit with purchase an HTC One and Walmart’s deep iPhone discounts, AT&T has quietly tacked on a 50% discount for phones under $199. This puts devices like the HTC One, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (and the S4 Active), the Note II, both of BlackBerry’s latest handsets and iPhone 5 at an enticing $100. Naturally, Ma Bell has attached the usual hooks: the deal necessitates a new 2-year agreement or contract renewal, and in-store purchases require a trade-in device to activate the discount. Not a bad deal if you’re hankering for new hardware — just make sure you don’t walk away with buyer’s remorse.

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Via: TUAW

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iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S price dropped in Walmart

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Normally iPhone prices don’t drop until the release of the next edition of the smartphone by Apple, but Walmart has made a big statement by dropping the prices of both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5 will come at $129 with a two-year contract and the iPhone 4S will start at just $39 with a two-year contract. This is a $70 drop on the prices normally and it seems like Walmart has some insider knowledge or is preparing for a new iPhone release in the coming weeks.

However, Apple’s next event isn’t until October, so the only other possible outcome could be Apple reveal the iPhone 5S without an event, something that is unlikely to happen. The iPhone 5S will not feature a new design or big increases on the iPhone 5, but anything new is worthy of an Apple event.

Source: Walmart

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Walmart permanently drops iPhone 4S price to $39, iPhone 5 to $129

Walmart permanently drops iPhone 4S price to $39, iPhone 5 to $129

While brief sales on iPhones are relatively common, it’s rare to see permanent price drops outside of a hardware refresh cycle. Walmart is willing to give those cuts a shot, however. Visit the company’s stores from this point onward and you can pick up the 16GB iPhone 4S in its AT&T, Sprint or Verizon forms at $39 on contract, instead of $90. The 16GB iPhone 5 for those same networks is dropping to $129 from its usual $190; sorry, T-Mobile fans, you’re out of the loop for now. It’s not hard to understand Walmart’s sudden generosity — when the iPhone range is nearing its annual upgrade, the lower prices should keep current units moving.

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E FUN 7″ and 8″ Nextbook Premium tablets arrive with Walmart

E FUN has launched another pair of Android tablets. These latest models are in the Nextbook Premium line and include the 7-inch 7SE-8GP and the 8-inch 8HD. Both models are available by way of Walmart and both will arrive priced under $100. Specifically, the 7SE-8GP will be $69 and the 8HD will be $99.

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Beginning first with the 7SE-8GP, this model will have a resolution of 800 x 480 and arrive powered by a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. This model will also have a VGA quality front-facing camera, HDMI-out, USB 2.0 and a microSD card slot for additional storage. This model will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On a positive note, the tablet will have access to the Google Play Store.

Shifting over to the 8HD and we find a device with a slightly better set of specs. This model will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (again with access to the Play Store) and powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB of RAM. The Nextbook Premium 8HD will also have a display resolution of 1024 x 768, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, VGA quality front-facing camera and a 2 megapixel rear-facing camera.

Bottom line here, neither of these are what we would consider high-end tablets, however given the price points they seem like they could be a good match for someone on a budget. Well, that or possibly a good option for the younger person in your life — that way at least you would not break the bank should they break the tablet.

SOURCE: MarketWire

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