Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity

Google’s new Pixel smartphones proved popular than Apple’s iPhone during the busy holiday shopping season between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even the Samsung Galaxy S7 sold better than iPhone 7/Plus according to the data presented by Localytics.

Google Pixel device activations were up 112% compared to the smartphone’s average number of activations in four preceding weekends. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 saw activations grow by 36% while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 2 increased by 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively. At the bottom of the list is the iPhone 7, which saw a 13 percent bump in sales over Black Friday weekend, according to the research firm. Continue reading “Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity”

5 Tips for Shopping in the Black Friday Sale

As we all know, this upcoming weekend (including Black Friday!) is the biggest retail extravaganza of the year. It’s that time of the year when you will be hammered with Black Friday Sale deals all around you – online as well as offline. If you are on the lookout to score some good ones for yourself or your loved ones for this holiday season, you need to be well-prepared beforehand.

All deals are not ‘great’. Filtering out is important to ensure you buy products that have a seriously good deal to go with. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016, consumers should also watch out for scams that come through spam, insecure public networks and apps that might seem legitimate but could be taking over your phones and computers, experts say.  Continue reading “5 Tips for Shopping in the Black Friday Sale”

Verizon has a killer Black Friday deal : Google Pixel or Pixel XL for just $240

If you haven’t ordered the Google Pixel or Pixel XL yet, and wish to, or you’re just looking for the best Android experience this holiday season, there cannot be a better time than now, at least this year. Verizon has an amazing deal available for a new Google Pixel or Pixel XL which deals with the only negative aspect people are acknowledging about the Pixels, the price.

The sale will drop the Pixel or Pixel XL to just $240 on Thursday and Friday only. Just like other major retailers, Verizon is also offering Google Home for just $99, or $30 off. Continue reading “Verizon has a killer Black Friday deal : Google Pixel or Pixel XL for just $240”

Samsung is selling refurbished Galaxy Note 3 for $249 : This is 2016

Samsung started the year like the number one smartphone manufacturer with the sales of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge going toe to toe with the then latest iPhones. Fast forward  few months, it all blew up in Sammy’s face, literally, with the Galaxy Note 7 which had to be recalled twice and finally declared dead. It reportedly cost the company as much as $5 billion in costs and lost sales. And who knows how much the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will hurt them in the future.

Samsung would sure love to make up all that money and it started by selling the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the new Blue Coral color variant, stopping any off warranty repairs perhaps due to a shortage of parts and now, they’re trying to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 3 units on Black Friday. Continue reading “Samsung is selling refurbished Galaxy Note 3 for $249 : This is 2016”

T-Mobile’s Black Friday deals leaked early

Although we’re more than three weeks away from Black Friday, the day when many companies sell more than they’ve sold throughout the whole year, the first details about deals that some carriers will offer next month have already emerged. T-Mobile, as they usually do, will be taking part in Black Friday and their list of deals have already leaked out. However, keep in mind that these are not official, but leaked by a Reddit user. So take these with the usual grain of salt.  Continue reading “T-Mobile’s Black Friday deals leaked early”

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