Deal: Unlocked HTC One (M8) in Grey, Gold, or Silver for $369

Deals, deals, deals – expect a lot of them over the next few days. Deals like today’s over at eBay, where you can buy a refurbished HTC One (M8) for $369, will be flooding your Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ timelines.

For this particular deal, you are looking a “manufacturer refurbished” unit in grey, silver, or gold, at again, just $369. The device listing says that it is an AT&T unit that has been SIM unlocked, so it should technically work on most GSM networks. With that said, the AT&T model of the One (M8) isn’t always that friendly with T-Mobile’s network, so keep that in mind before purchasing.  (more…)

Verizon’s Connection Day is Live – Free Things to be Had

Verizon’s newly created promotional day – a day outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – called Connection Day, has arrived. The thought here is that since today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, Verizon and companies they have partnered with will help you “connect” to people, music, magazines, books, etc. “Stay connected” is one of the many slogans or messages attached. Connect! Yeah!

So what’s the point of it and how does it benefit you? Well, Verizon has partnered with a bunch of companies to give away freebies. You don’t have to be a Verizon customer to get them either – all you need to do is head to their Connection Day website and start accepting goodies.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Fire Phone (32GB, Unlocked) Drops to $199 Without a Contract

I don’t really know what to say with this one other than, yep, the failure that is/was the Amazon Fire Phone is finally priced where it should have been out of the gate. For $199, and without a contract or AT&T involvement, you can buy Amazon’s first, ultra-gimmicky phone.

This unlocked model includes 32GB of storage and works on the following GSM networks, according to Amazon –  “All GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Brightspot, Simple Mobile, Mobal, Net10, Straight Talk, h20 Wireless, and OneSimCard.” CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon are not compatible.  (more…)

Motorola’s Cyber Monday Deal: $359 for the Moto X (2nd Gen), 30% Off Accessories

Motorola unveiled its much-anticipated Cyber Monday deal this evening, announcing that they would be slashing the price of the new Moto X (2nd Gen) by $140, while also discounting accessories that you buy with it by 30%. If we do a little math, that drops the $499 Moto X (2nd gen) down to $359 without a contract. That, my friends, is a really good deal. We are talking a phone that is up for phone of the year in the minds of most tech reviewers.

If you decide you don’t want to go the off-contract route, Motorola and Verizon are also discounting the Big Red variant to $0.01 when you sign your life away for two years.  (more…)

Deal: Expansys Will Give You a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) for $179

Desperately need a phone and tablet, but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend and do not care if they are a couple of years old or refurbished? Check out Expansys and all of their Black Friday weekend deals, including this one, which will land you a Nexus 4 (16GB) and Nexus 7 (2012, 16GB) for $179. Oh, they will even throw in a Nexus 4 bumper too, all for under $200.

Again, neither product is new (both are refurbished) and each is likely to show its age very soon (both are two years old at this point), but still, if you need something now or a cheap present combo, think about it. And as a reminder, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) are also running Lollipop!  (more…)

HTC RE Camera Will be 50% Off Over the Black Friday Weekend

HTC is taking its “Hot Deals” series into Black Friday with a weekend-long price slashing of its new stand-alone camera, the RE. The GoPro-like hand held shooter normally retails for $199, but starting at 9PM Pacific on Thanksgiving (November 27), you will be able to buy one for $99, which is 50% off.

The deal runs from Thanksgiving through December 1 at 9PM Pacific, while supplies last.  (more…)

SwiftKey Drops Theme Packs Up to 66% for Black Friday

Add Swiftkey to the list of players participating in this year’s Black Friday weekend. Starting today at 9AM Pacific, the popular keyboard that recently received a major performance improving update, will see discounts in its theme store by up to 66% for US consumers, which means a drop for all themes from $2.99 to $0.99.

You will find packs like the Premier pack (10 themes), Minimal pack (5 themes), and the newly introduced Material pack (5 themes) all a part of the weekend deals.

If you are outside of the US, Swiftkey is also discounting theme packs by 50% for a limited time.  (more…)