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[Deal Alert] Buy A Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet For $350, Get A Free Keyboard Dock

Of the many Honeycomb tablets currently on the market, we don't often talk about the Lenovo IdeaPad K1. That doesn't mean it's a bad product -- Lenovo is one of the best names in the business, and If you want to pick up the Honeycomb-powered IdeaPad K1, this is the time to do it. For a limited time, if you grab the K1 and use the coupon code K1KEYFREE at checkout, you'll receive the keyboard dock for absolutely free.

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Why You Should Never Buy A Low-End Android Phone On A Major US Carrier (Read: They’re Junk, And You’re Getting Screwed)

Android’s massive worldwide popularity has, in large part, the availability of cheap, low-end handsets to thank. We all know this. In developing markets in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, Android powers almost all of the smartphones that are being purchased by growing numbers of prepaid subscribers.

Cheap Android phones are, for that reason alone, a great thing. They’re empowering consumers in developing economies, giving them access to the full web wherever they go - something that has generally been the privilege only of the wealthy and of Western nations in the past decade.

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[Deal Alert] Toshiba Thrive 16GB For $330 From eBay Daily Deals

With quad-core devices on the horizon, the current crop of Honeycomb-powered tablets may seem like old hat -- unless you can score one for a reasonable price, that is. Thus is the case for the Toshiba Thrive, which landed itself a place on eBay's Daily Deals site today. For a modest $330 you can grab the Thrive and its ports-o-plenty, along with 16GB of storage, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 3.1.

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[Deal Alert] Lenovo IdeaPad K1 On Sale At Best Buy For Only $329.99 ($120 Off Its Regular Price)

The IdeaPad K1 from Lenovo, released earlier this year, is bursting with features and ports, but reviews suggest that it is perhaps not the best Android tablet available on the market today.  Nevertheless, it is a powerful little beast running Honeycomb and for the next two days (9 to 10 October) Best Buy is offering this device for only $329.99, that's $120 discount of the regular price ($449.99).

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In case you have forgotten, the K1 runs on Android 3.1 and has the following specs:

  • 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 processor
  • 10.1" (1280x800) display
  • Android 3.1
  • 32GB of storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2MP front cameras
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Mini HDMI output
  • microSD card slot

    This deal probably won't appeal to Christy, who won an IdeaPad K1 in our banner design contest, but for the rest of you interested in Lenovo's Android offering, pick one up from BB by 10 October 2011.

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    [Update: Pricing Error] 16GB HTC Flyer On Sale For Just $100 At Best Buy Stores (Where Available)

    Update: Turns out this was just a pricing error, and Best Buy is not honoring the price. Sorry for the false alarm, everyone!

    Just a few days ago, Best Buy dropped the price of the HTC Flyer to just $300, and today they've dropped it further to $100. At that price, it certainly seems like a fire sale (similar to the HP TouchPad), but at this point it's unclear what's prompting the uber-low price.

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    Deal Alert: Refurbished Motorola XOOM 32GB Wi-Fi For $355 Shipped

    If you head over to woot.com this morning, you'll find refurbished Motorola XOOM 32GB Wi-Fi tablets are being tossed off for a mere $355 shipped - that's $50 less than the best deal we've seen previously for a non-refurb, but honestly, you probably won't even notice they aren't new.

    That's quite a bit of tablet storage for a pretty reasonable price, so we're inclined to say this deal is indeed a good one.

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    Deal Alert: Motorola DROID X2 Now Just $0.01 With An Additional $50 Gift Card At Amazon Wireless

    Let's not beat around the bush here: the DROID X2 is hardly the star of Motorola and Verizon's DROID production, what with its PenTile display and CDMA-only radio. But then again, it's not a complete train wreck; and besides, who doesn't love a free phone? Oops, did I say free? I meant you actually get $50 back in the form of a gift card due to a promotion Amazon is currently running.

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    Amazon Appstore Introduces 'Geek Week,' Drops The Price On Some Very Useful Apps

    While the Amazon Appstore may have its downfalls, it also has its upsides -- namely good deals and free apps. Thus is the case with its new promotion called "Geek Week," in which some very useful apps designed for hardcore Android enthusiasts have received a nice price drop.

    As for the apps in question, you'll find some well-known tools and utilities in the mix:

    • Easy Tether for $4.99 (normally $9.99)
    • Root Explorer for $0.99 (normally $3.99)
    • WidgetLocker for $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • Wave Launcher for $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • SetCPU for $0.99 (normally $2)
    • RepliGo Reader for $1.99 (normally $4.99)
    • Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client for $12.99 (normally $24.95)
    • BackupEverything for $0.99 (normally $1.99)

    Among those, I highly recommend Root Explorer and SetCPU (for overclocked devices), but the majority of those apps are definitely worth the sale price.

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    The 5 Best Android Phones Under $60 (US Only) - July 2011

    I know, I know. The last one was under $50, and preferably free. But in our attempt to keep you updated with the latest and greatest deals on the latest and greatest devices, we had to make sacrifices. Fortunately, that means there are also no repeat appearances from last month's post, though you should still check it out - a lot of those handsets (aside from the DROID 2) are still viable choices.

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    Travelocity Comes To Android, Brings Another Way To Plan Trips From The Palm Of Your Hand

    There are a variety of apps in the Market designed to help those who travel a lot get the best deal on hotels, air fair, round-trips, and more. Now Travelocity joins those ranks, so all the gnome-loving fanatics out there can rejoice while booking their next trip.

    Travelocity covers the gamut of travel needs - all the deals that you're used to getting from the website can now be accessed on the go through the official app on-the-go.

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