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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0/9.7 go up for US pre-orders ahead of May 1 launch

Internationally unveiled a few weeks back, Samsung’s newest mid-range tablet recruits are now officially headed stateside as well. And in case last year’s Galaxy Tab 4 trio didn’t make it clear enough, the Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 do – it’s all about providing low-cost choice for prospective iPad Air/Mini buyers.

Care for an overpriced LG G Flex 2? Visit AT&T starting April 24

Pulling a stunt we’ve come to expect from Sprint or Verizon, AT&T not only joins the G Flex 2 launch party late, but it also does so charging a ludicrous premium.

Best Buy trade-in program offers $100+ for Galaxy S4 towards S6 purchase

Samsung Galaxy S6It’s virtually impossible to find a decent deal on a sizzling hot smartphone like Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, especially now that T-Mobile’s free Netflix promo has expired. But Best Buy continues to bundle the two metal-and-glass gadgets with complimentary wireless charging pads (typically worth $59.99), separately offering a cool discount for folks looking to upgrade from an ancient GS4.

T-Mobile thunder deals include hearty Galaxy S5, LG G2 and G3 savings

Thunder beats lightning, or so the nation’s leading “Uncarrier” seems to think, with a slew of web-only smartphone promotions offered through April 22. The rumble starts with Samsung’s yesteryear flagship, the Galaxy S5, outshined and overshadowed by the “next big thing(s)” and thus in dire need of a wow factor lift.

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Chrome OS update adds new launcher, font, Material Design refresh

Thnaks to the new Chrome OS update, your Chromebook is about to get stronger and faster, and it won’t cost you six million dollars.

Deal of the day: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 at $105 in RadioShack stores

It’s raining lucrative gadget promotions this beginning of the week, and in case you’re made of steel and able to resist both the Fire HD 7 deal at Amazon and Best Buy and BlackBerry’s assortment of discounts, we have something even better for you.

Nokia devises phone market comeback, but don’t set your expectations too high

According to Ina Fried of Recode, and two no doubt well-connected sources of hers, Nokia Technologies wants to climb back on the phone designing horse as early as 2016.

Nothing to see here: Sony Xperia Z4 goes official with mundane looks, specs

It’s not that we expected the world from Sony’s next-gen flagship phone, between all the familiar photo shoots and underwhelming hardware exposés of late. But deep down, we hoped the oft-rumored Xperia Z4 was an elaborate hoax.

BlackBerry discounts galore, including for unlocked Passport and Z30

Make no mistake, the timing of this latest promotion brought to you by BlackBerry’s U.S. online store is anything but coincidental. As details regarding the Canadian company’s next hero device start trickling in, older BB gear must go.

Deal alert: Fire HD 7 tablet at $79 via Amazon and Best Buy

For a limited time, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is only $79, at least if you can make do with 8 GB internal storage and sponsored screensavers. Remember, there’s no microSD external space expansion possibility, and the OS easily occupies half of those scant 8 gigs.

Korean LG G4 buyers will get free cracked screen replacement, 64 GB microSD card

Likely wishing to nip fragility concerns in the bud, LG seems to have taken a page from HTC’s very cool playbook with an Uh-Oh protection plan of its own.

Huawei P8 goes official with premium build, respectable specs, low price

When Huawei threw its hat in the fancy wearable ring, pricing its debut Watch dangerously close to Apple Watch tags, we started fearing the budget Chinese specialist was signaling an ill-advised change of strategy. Fortunately for the company’s financial prosperity and smartphone competition, the just-announced P8 is by no means an iPhone 6 Plus match.