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Black Friday 2010 Shopping Guide: Store Hours, Doorbuster Deals

Ho ho holiday shopping is upon us! Black Friday is this week … are you ready to shop? Below we’ve put together a guide to some of the best Black Friday deals, as well as store hours for the biggest shopping day of the year. Continue Reading

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Get Walmart Black Friday Deals

The Walmart Black Friday ads are now online! Check out some of the hottest deals for the biggest shopping day of the year.

(Click here for a Black Friday Shopping Guide to the major retail chains.)

The Walmart black Friday sale is from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday November 26, 2010.  Here are some of the hot sale items:

  • Magnavox Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Palyer for $69
  • eMachine Laptop for $198
  • HP Laptop for $298
  • Emerson 32” LCD HDTV for $198
  • Emerson 42” LCD HDTV for $398
  • Samsung 50” Plasma HDTV for $498
  • TomTom XL 335SE GPS for $79
  • Sony Reader for $99
  • Xbox 360 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Mass Effect 2 for $199
  • Nintendo DS Lite for $89
  • Nintendo Wii Limited Edition Red Console Value Bundle for $249

The following are highlights of the all-day sale on Black Friday starting at 12:01 a.m. at Walmart:

  • Various Xbox video games for $29 and $10
  • Various Wii video games for $29 and $10
  • Halo Reach for $35
  • Various Blu-ray Disc Movies for $10 and $5
  • Various DVD movies for $9, $5, and $1.96
  • Various Zhu Zhu Pets for $4
  • LeapFrog Leapster2 for $25
  • Vtech KidiZoom Blue Digital Camera for $19

Check for locations near you.  Click here to view the entire Walmart Black Friday ad.

Are you a Black Friday shopper?  Share below your tips on getting through the biggest shopping day of the year, as well as any more Black Friday deals.  Happy shopping!

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Get Meijer Black Friday Deals

Have a Meijer store near you?  Then check out these hot deals for Black Friday shopping. Continue Reading

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Get Best Buy Black Friday Deals

Black Friday shoppers looking for deals at Best Buy can check here for a sneak peek of doorbuster deals at the popular holiday shopping spot. Continue Reading

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Black Friday GPS Shopping Guide

Is your Black Friday shopping directed toward purchasing a GPS (global positioning system) this year?  Then check here for some great deals. Continue Reading

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Host Jimmy Fallon Wants Your ‘Tweets’ For Emmy Presenters

Host Jimmy Fallon will help modernize the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards by welcoming public comments via Twitter about the TV ceremony’s presenters – such as Tina Fey, Matthew Morrison, Neil Patrick Harris, Betty White, Matthew Perry, Jim Parsons, Jon Hamm – for Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Continue Reading

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Dell Streak Price at $549, ATT Locked – Why No Verizon?

Dell Streak price is set at $549 and is locked at AT&T.  This means that the Dell Streak, just like the iPad tablet, is only available using the AT&T connections.  OF course with the iPad you at least have the option to buy the wi-fi only version and forego dealing with the telecommunications giant.

The Dell Streak  has a small screen of 5 inches – about half that of an iPad.  It also takes calls, so I would venture to say that if the iPad were an SUV , and a smartphone a car  – the Dell Streak would be a crossover – somewhat of a hybrid between the two that is so indescribable it needs its own category.

Dell is banking on the Streak to do well. It’s the first foray into the tablet market following the Apple iPad.  Does it have enough glitz and glamour to woo people from Apple’s crisp graphics, heat sensing touch pad, and all around coolness? The Dell Streak takes telephone calls – something the iPad can’t do.  If you are in need of a tablet computer, it seems as if that is a feature that you wouldn’t care one way or another about.

Is the $549 price point too high, and the AT&T lock too restrictive? It will be interesting to see how the public responds to this new device, available only at AT&T. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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Samsung PL90: Review, Price, Release Date and Specs

Samsung PL90 is a new digital camera boasting a 12.2 mp resolution and point and shoot capabilities. The thing about the PL90 that many are excited about is that it has a built in USB connector, allowing you to plug the actual camera in to your PC or Mac without having to worry about a cable or cord.

I know it’s frustrating.  I am always losing the cord to my Sony CyberShot, so the Samsung PL90 may be a good replacement option.  In addition, the software is on the camera itself, so it’s truly a plug-and-play device.

On top of all of that, you don’t have to fumble around with a battery to recharge it.  Similar to an iPod, the USB connector acts as a battery charging agent as well.

The release date of the product is rumored to be somewhere around September 0f 2010 – only a month away!  The price will be around $150-$200, making it an affordable addition to your army of gadgets.

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Blackberry 9800 Torch- First Blackberry 6 Phone Release Date, Price

The Blackberry 9800 Torch is making my Blackberry Bold 9700 shake in its case.  Why? Well, the Blackberry 9800 Torch is a slider phone AND a touchscreen PLUS it runs off of the new Blackberry OS 6.

The Blackberry fan that I am, I would love to have this new handset, but will have to wait another year because I am still under contract. However, it’s got great features that many Blackberry owners wished that their phones had.

Although it may not be as fancy as an iPhone or an Android phone, it’s one of the first efforts by RIM to stay cutting edge. They do have the Touch screen Storm on Verizon, but the new Torch will likely be much more popular.

The release date of the Blackberry Torch 9800 is August 12, and it is going to sell for $199 with a 2 year AT&T contract.  I cannot help but wonder how many customers this new RIM handset will take away from the iPhone?

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Amazon Kindle Price Drop – Could $139 Kindle Drop to $99?

The Amazon Kindle’s price dropped to $139 making it an ultra affordable e-reader.  The Kindle competes with not only the Apple iPad, but also the Barnes & Noble Nook.  As smartphones and tablet computers improve, the popular device will have to fight even harder to keep market share. We venture to estimate most e-readers will have to reduce their prices in the future as more manufacturers bring e-readers to market.  
In addition to the iPad, a $99 e-reader from small manufacturer Copia is said to be in the works of release. This will further drive down the price of devices like the Kindle and the Nook.

According to the Wall Street Journal, ““The iPad disrupted pricing strategy for everyone in the e-reader market, and after the price wars with Barnes and Noble and Amazon, everyone’s trying to differentiate themselves from a price-point perspective,” Tony Antolino, senior vice president of DMC Worldwide, said. “We decided to do a revision of our hardware positioning.”

What do you think? Are you going to purchase the Amazon Kindle at the reduced price of $139 or are you going to wait and see if it drops to $99

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