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Hisense Sero 8 tablet makes its way to Walmart for $129

HiSense Sero 8

Chinese manufacturer Hisense is known for its low cost offerings around the world. The company has now struck a deal with American retailer Walmart to sell its latest Sero 8 tablet in its outlets. For the time being, it seems like Walmart is the only seller to offer the tablet in the U.S.

The Hisense Sero 8 packs a display resolution of 1280 x 800 which is expected given that it’s a budget device. Other specs of the tablet include a quad core 1.6 GHz processor, a 2-megapixel camera on the back and a front facing 0.3-megapixel sensor. The tablet also packs 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, mini-HDMI and a standard micro USB port for charging and data transfer. Pricing has been set at $129 for the Sero 8 which makes it the best tablet being offered at this price range. The fact that it’s running KitKat out of the box makes the deal even better.

Walmart’s website claims that the tablet will be offered in-store only, so you can’t place an order online. So make sure you head over to your nearest Walmart outlet to pick up the Sero 8 for a measly $129.

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Via: Android Central

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HiSense’s 8-inch Sero 8 lands at Walmart for $129

HiSense announced that its 8-inch Sero 8 Android tablet had just dropped at Walmart for just $129. The affordable 8-inch tablet is able to keep its price low with some trade-offs while still running Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Hisense H6 Smart TV finally hits the market, available for less than $700


Way back in December of last year, Hisense unveiled the H6 Smart TV that was powered by Android 4.2.2. Today, that very same television finally has been given a price tag and put out on the open market. In addition to this, Hisense is still packing Android 4.2.2 here. The display is 55 inches and the price tag is fairly decent at “under $700 at select Walmart stores nationwide.” After glancing over at Walmart’s website, the price tag is sitting around $650.

Being that this is a smart TV, you can consume all of the media you would like. Or you can just pay $35 and pick up a Chromecast or even a $99 Amazon Fire TV. But if you are indeed in the market for a new television and would like the ease and comfort of it being always connected, take a look at Hisense’s latest offering.

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Hisense H6 55” SMART TV With Android 4.2.2 Now Available at Walmart

Suwanee, GA – May 22, 2014 — Hisense today announced the immediate availability of the new H6 SMART TV powered by Android™ 4.2.2 for under $700 at select Walmart stores nationwide. The 55-inch H6 features a stunning, intuitive new user interface and comes with an incredibly simplified Merlin™ remote control air mouse.

“Today, by coupling Hisense’s television expertise with Walmart’s immense retail reach, we are delivering a truly smart TV at a highly accessible price point,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. “We are proud to bring Android TV to the North American market with the Hisense H6 and look forward to working with our various partners to advance the viewer experience of consumers everywhere.”

The H6 comes with the Hisense Social TV™ App and Hisense Cloud Services Hi-Media™ Player and Receiver for sharing and storing all of your favorite videos and photos. It features a 120Hz refresh rate and is Energy Star 6.0 qualified. The H6 remote comes with just 30 keys, a built-in air mouse with IQQI Smart Input and voice search with a built-in microphone.

The SMART functionality of the H6 brings Vudu HD Movies, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Chrome™, YouTube™, Google Play™, Google Voice Search™, and PrimeTime applications into your living room. The Android-based TV v4 Media Streaming, multiple HDMI-In/Out, WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and USB ensures that the consumer is never without content.

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Hisense launches Android 4.2.2-powered H6 55-inch Smart TV at Walmart for $700

Hisense has been rolling out plenty of devices as of late, including large screen TVs, and the latest to go on sale is the H6 model Smart TV. Powered by Android 4.2.2, the Hisense H6 Smart TV offers a 55-inch 1080p (and 120Hz) screen along with all of the high-end functionality you’d want in terms of apps. You have access to Google Play interestingly enough, with all entertainment apps ready to load up and watch on the big screen. The TV is sporting Wifi, Bluetooth, ethernet, numerous HDMI inputs and even HDMI output to work as a passthrough device.

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55 inch Hisense H6 Smart TV costs just $650

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Chinese manufacturer Hisense has just unveiled its latest 55 inch Smart TV dubbed the H6, with an unusually low price tag of $650. This television runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box with Play Store support, so you will have a plethora of applications to choose from to fit the large real estate.

The Hisense H6 comes with four HDMI ports and three USB slots, making it an entertainment machine. 9to5Google claims that the tablet is available from Walmart for $648, so make sure you check it out if you’re in the market for a new television.

This is an incredibly good bargain for a device this size and with this hardware. Smart TVs from major manufacturers like Samsung, LG and Sony don’t go easy on your wallets, so this becomes an immediate choice if you’re considering something which is value for money and aren’t particularly worried about brand names. The display used here is 1080p in resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is standard for most large sized TVs.

Walmart’s online listing claims that the TV is being offered in stores only, but you can check for availability from the link below and walk over to a store whenever convenient.

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Via: 9to5Google

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Hisense launches Android 4.2.2-powered H6 55" Smart TV at Walmart for $700

Hisense has been rolling out plenty of devices as of late, including large screen TVs, and the latest to go on sale is the H6 model Smart TV. Powered by Android 4.2.2, the Hisense H6 Smart TV offers a 55-inch 1080p (and 120Hz) screen along with all of the high-end functionality you’d want in terms of apps. You have access to Google Play interestingly enough, with all entertainment apps ready to load up and watch on the big screen. The TV is sporting Wifi, Bluetooth, ethernet, numerous HDMI inputs and even HDMI output to work as a passthrough device.

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Walmart offering low-cost T-Mobile tablets with ‘free data for life’


T-Mobile announced this morning that in a new partnership deal with Walmart, the wholesale corporation will be offering a few low-cost tablets which will come with ‘free data for life’ from T-Mobile.

Granted, the ‘free data’ only includes up to 200MB/month, it’s still a solid deal given it’s ‘free.’  Hit the break for details on each tablet and alternative data plans.

The available tablets include the $179 Trio AXS 3G (quad-core processor with a 7.85-inch screen, 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM) and the $229 HP Slate 7 HD (4G, 16GB internal storage and Beats Audio sound).

This is an awesome value for those who want to do a little web-surfing and document-downloading on the go, but won’t be very useful for the high-frequency streamers that many of us have become.

Customers who purchase the tablets will also have the option of purchasing two different T-Mobile data plans: $35 for 3.5GB/month or $50 for 5GB/month.

Source: TmoNews

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T-Mobile Teams Up With Walmart To Bring Affordable 4G Tablets To Everyone

When most consumers are given the chance to choose between an Android tablet with Wi-Fi only or one with an extra 4G LTE connectivity they will often choose the former over the latter. This is because tablets that come with 4G LTE are usually expensive and are often tied to a contract with a US-based carrier. T-Mobile aims to change this by offering consumers affordable data-enabled tablets with the help of Walmart.

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According to Doug Chartier, senior vice president at T-Mobile, “The vast majority of tablet owners today are trapped in the Wi-Fi zone. First there’s the extra cost of a cellular-enabled tablet. Then there’s the added cost of the big three carriers’ expensive data plans and the danger of overages. It doesn’t have to be this way. With these great connected tablets, you get free 4G data for the life of your tablet on the blazing fast T-Mobile network – and the freedom to live your life beyond the Wi-Fi zone – at an unheard of price.”

This new offer of T-Mobile not only gives its customers an affordable tablet but also free 4G data of 200MB per month for life. This may not seem large but it’s already good enough to check emails, update social networks, and read about the latest news. Customers who need more than 200MB of data can simply avail of any of the affordable plans that the carrier is offering.

The first tablet being offered and is currently available is the Apollo Brands Trio AXS Quad Core which sells for $179 at Walmart. This is a 4G-powered tablet that comes with a 7.85-inch display and uses a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It’s got decent specs and should be able to easily handle light to moderate tasks.

Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz MediaTek MTK 8389 Quad Cortex processor
  • 1GB DDR of system memory
  • 7.85″ touchscreen, 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0
  • Back 5MP webcam and front 0.3MP webcam with microphone, auto-focus and digital zoom
  • microUSB 2.0 port
  • 16GB onboard storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • 2 rear speakers
  • GPS, accelerator
  • Up to 6 hours of run time on a full charge

This coming June a second tablet will be added to the lineup which is going to be the HP Slate 7 HD. This tablet costs a little bit higher than the first one at $229. This tablet comes with a 7-inch display, comes with Google Play access, and uses a dual core processor.

Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2GHz Marvell SOC PXA986 Dual-Core processor
  • 1GB DDR3L of system memory
  • 7.0″ touchscreen, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
  • Back 5MP webcam and front 2MP HD webcam with auto-focus
  • microUSB 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 16GB on-board storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • Integrated speakers
  • GPS, e-Compass, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyro, proximity sensor
  • Up to 7 hours of run time on a full charge
  • Weighs 0.72 lbs; 7.9″ x 0.4″ x 4.7″ dimensions

According to Kevin Pate, vice president of electronics for Walmart U.S., “We know many of our customers want to be constantly connected but often end up purchasing tablets with just Wi-Fi due to the cost. The new T-Mobile tablets with Free Data for Life will not only provide our customers with the technology and cellular access they want but also an unmatched value.”

Customers who get these tablets from Walmart will be able to get exclusive access to T-Mobile’s high speed data passes which consists of the $35 for 3.5GB of high-speed data or $50 for 5GB of high-speed data.

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T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up to Provide Affordable 4G Tablets

T-Mobile and Walmart Team Up to Provide Affordable 4G Tablets

When Android tablets first launched, we clamored for versions that did not require us to tie into expensive data plans. Most of us ended up choosing WiFi-only tablets because of the premium price tag attached to 4G or LTE-ready slates. Doug Chartier, senior VP at T-Mobile, says this has lead us to become trapped in the “WiFi zone” and is looking to give more people the affordable option of picking up a data-enabled tablet. He and T-Mobile are turning to Walmart for help. 

Starting today, Walmart is offering the 4G-powered Apollo Brands Quad Core tablet for $179. However, this budget device will be overshadowed when Walmart will start selling the 4G-powered HP Slate 7 HD for $229 next month.

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Soon you’ll be able to get cheap T-Mobile tablets from Walmart

T-Mobile has announced that they’re going to start selling tablets at Walmart, which will include an initial lineup with the $179 Trio AXS and $229 HP Slate 7 HD. The AXS is a 7.85-inch Android tablet with 16 GB of storage, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM, while the HP Slate 7 HD has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display. The AXS is already on sale and the Slate 7 HD will be available in June.

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T-Mobile ‘Free Data for Life’ tablet offer coming to Walmart

T-Mobile will soon be selling tablets out of Walmart. The initial availability will include one tablet, with a second coming in June. Both of these models will be able to take advantage of the ‘Free Data for Life’ offer that was announced back in April.

Having said that, the Trio AXS from Apollo Brands will be the first tablet available through Walmart. This model is priced at $179 and includes features such as a 7.85-inch HD display and quad-core 1.2GHz processor. Remaining spec highlights for the Trio AXS include T-Mobile 4G connectivity, 16GB of internal storage space, a microSD memory card slot and 1GB of RAM.

The second tablet, the one arriving in June, will be the HP Slate 7 HD. This one will be selling for $229 with features to include a 7-inch HD display, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and T-Mobile 4G connectivity. Perhaps more important for some — anyone buying either of these tablets will get 200MB of data free for the life of the device.

T-Mobile also offers postpaid options for customers to get 3.5GB of data for $35, or 5GB of data for $50. There are also some additional daily and weekly postpaid plans available. Lastly, those with a current T-Mobile voice plan will also have the option to bump that 200MB to 1.2GB of data with plans that begin at $10 per month.

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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 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.


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.


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


Free shipping or in-store pickup available

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, a $50 savings from its original price
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro (with Windows 8) for US$279.99 from Staples or through 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.


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.


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.


  • 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


  • Motorola Droid Ultra with Verizon carrier agreements – $98


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:


  • 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)

Black Friday Target


  • 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?


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.

Walmart Black Friday


  • 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



  • 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.


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


  • 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



Polaroid announced their iM1836 Android-powered camera back at CES 2013 in January, and starting now it’s available at Walmart or on 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.

You can hit the break for the full press release.

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 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

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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.

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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

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

Polaroid iM1836

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.

Source: Amazon

Via: Talk Android

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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


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 The M7 is priced at $149 and available in a wide-variety of colors.


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.


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

iPhone 5c in pink

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.


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.


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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