HTC Announces Preview Program, Experience and Provide Feedback on HTC Tech Before Release

In an attempt to rally the troops, HTC is calling on all tech fanatics via reddit to join the company’s new Preview Program, allowing a few lucky individuals to test out products before they see widespread release across the globe. The program will be used to collect feedback and usage data from actual consumers, hopefully leading to devices from HTC that people might want to spend their hard earned money on.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Gets Advanced Messaging and Video Calling in Update

T-Mobile is issuing updates to two of its older Samsung phones this morning, those being the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The update adds T-Mobile’s Advanced Messaging and Mobile Video Calling, two features first announced by the wireless carrier back in July.

With Advanced Messaging, you get a more robust, chat-like experience, where you can send bigger photos (up to 10MB), see when a person is responding to you, participate in better group chats, and more. It’s basically the new version of text messaging that most of the carriers will adopt.  (more…)

Straight Talk Deals on Extended Plans Save You Up to $55 Per Year

For a limited time, maybe even just today, Straight Talk, probably leader of all the MVNO prepaid services, is slashing prices on its extended plans by up to $55 depending on the option you choose.

Extended plans are just Straight Talk’s way of branding their plans that have you pre-pay for longer than a month. So the idea here is that you pre-pay for an extended period of time and see a discount.  (more…)

Cyber Monday Deals 2015

It’s Cyber Monday, which you likely already knew because the internet won’t shut up about it. We even posted up a Cyber Monday deal already, because it’s actually a really good deal on a Galaxy S6. With that said, we’re dealed out at this point. Sooooo, if you want to wade through a sea of fresh deals, we won’t exactly have that today unless we see some excellent ones, like that S6 deal – then we’ll go ahead and share.

With that said, our entire massive Black Friday deals list still basically holds through today. Rather than figure out one set of deals for Black Friday and then another for Cyber Monday, most companies now just discount things on Thanksgiving or before and then carry those all the way through today.

If you want to browse through a massive list of deals because you disappeared from the internet over the weekend, you can find it here.

DEAL: Unlocked Galaxy S6 Drops to $399 Today at Amazon

Hey, it’s Cyber Monday now, after a full weekend of deals. I’d imagine you spent all the cash you set aside for holiday shopping, but yes, there are still deals to be had today. Over at Amazon, you can buy a brand new, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 for just $399. That’s Moto X Pure-like pricing there, for a phone that really helped partially revive Samsung after a couple of years of really dull smartphones.

The model you are buying is the SM-G920T, which is the T-Mobile version. This phone will work on both AT&T and T-Mobile, though, in case you were interested.

And in case you need a refresher on why this phone is amazing, hit up our Galaxy S6 review.

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DEAL: Slickwraps and dbrand Skins Both Doing Massive Black Friday Deals and Giveaways

You know all of those nicely fitted skins that YouTubers are constantly paid to hawk recommending in videos across the web? You know you’ve seen them – the shiny new carbon fiber or wood or metallic or leather skins from Slickwraps and dbrand that are available for all the newest phones. They are everywhere; you can’t miss them. If you are a fan of their products (and it’s OK to be, because they both make good stuff), know that they are each hosting massive Black Friday sales.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon Echo and Fire TV Products All Discounted for Black Friday

I know that most of us as Android elitists aren’t fans of Amazon’s implementation of “Android” on tablets and phones, but that doesn’t mean some of their other offerings, like the Amazon Echo and handful of Fire TV products aren’t solid and completely worth having in your home.

For Black Friday, Amazon is discounting all of their Amazon devices like the Echo and Fire TV line-up. They are also discounting all of their tablets and e-readers as well, in case those are of interest.

The Amazon Echo, which is Amazon’s assistant/speaker/cool-looking-tube, has been discounted by $31 to $149. Their Fire TV products are also seeing nice price cuts. The Fire TV stick (without voice remote) is down to $24.99, but you can grab the version with a voice remote for $10 extra at $34.99. If you want something a bit more high-powered, the regular Fire TV box is down to $74.99 ($25 discount).

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