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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.

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.

Looking to discard an old tablet? Best Buy will shave $200 off a Surface Pro 3

Why go through the hassle of selling decrepit gear on eBay and risk getting stiffed by professional con artists disguised as honest buyers? Or worse still, give up on a 100 percent functional tab just because it’s a little old and clunky? That’s what trade-in programs are for, and the latest such upgrade scheme from Best Buy is unusually generous.

Panasonic’s newest 20-inch Toughpad is crazy sharp, crazy expensive

A brand-new Toughpad 20 shall go on sale in July for an “affordable” $2,999 and up.

Deal alert: LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 at $280 with Verizon or AT&T

The only Samsung slates brought out this beginning of the year are the textbook definition of affordable, mediocre gear. Plus, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 can’t be purchased stateside yet, not even in Wi-Fi-limited flavors. Meanwhile, it’s clearly just a matter of time until the high-end Galaxy Tab S 2 pair will break more »

Contradictory reports call for Surface Pro 4 launch in July or October

Surprised to see a non-Pro, third-generation Microsoft Surface debut on the heels of the Pro 3 instead of a much more logical Pro 4? Odds are a new high-end 2-in-1 laptop replacement is also coming by the end of the year, though the team behind the affordable Surface 3 responded to speculation with an ice-cold “no comment” on Reddit.

Asus MeMo Pad 7 LTE launches exclusively with AT&T on April 10

AT&T will sell a decidedly lackluster Asus: the LTE-capable MeMo Pad 7 with quad-core Intel Atom power, HD screen resolution and 1 GB RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders at Verizon come bundled with Gear S/GTab savings

Verizon sure picked an odd day to open pre-sales for hands down the most exciting Android smartphones around this beginning of the year, but April Fools’ is officially behind us now, and there’s no reason to fear pranks anymore. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are still up for grabs via the nation’s leading more »

Deal alert: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE and Galaxy Alpha on the cheap via eBay

Face it, $400 isn’t a lot of money to score new mobile gear with, even in the age of ultra-low-cost Chinese flagships, Moto Es and Gs. If you hurry though, you can use it to buy not one, but two above-average LTE-capable Androids, and you’ll still have enough change to accessorize both gadgets.

(UK-only) Deal alert: High-end Surface Pro 3 configs sold with free HP Streams

Talk about unorthodox cross-promotion. Microsoft is currently plugging the ultra-low-cost HP Stream 7 tablet alongside the premium Surface Pro 3 “laptop replacement”, bundling the two at the price of one.

Best Buy discounts selection of Samsung gadgets in Galaxy S6 anticipation

Crunch time is nigh, and several US retailers know full well it’s going to be game over for older Samsung handhelds once the sizzling hot Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge see daylight.

Deal alert: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet for $340 ($160 off list price)

Although it’s only about a year old, one of Sony’s best Android tablets to date has been slowly phased out of US retail stores, disappearing altogether from Amazon in Wi-Fi-limited form just as it was upgraded to Lollipop.