HP offering $50 rebate to TouchPad early adopters

By on June 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM.

HP offering $50 rebate to TouchPad early adopters

If you’ve been waiting for HP’s highly anticipated TouchPad tablet, the company just sweetened the deal a bit more for you. HP recently announced that anyone who purchases the 32GB TouchPad before July 31st will get a $50 mail-in rebate off of the purchase price. The catch? You’ll have to prove that you already own a Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi, or Pixi Plus smartphone. The TouchPad offers a 9.7-inch display, NFC capabilities for unique interactions with HP webOS phones, and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It’s available in two capacities, 16GB ($499.99) and 32GB ($599.99). AT&T will offer a 3G version of the device later this summer, but pricing and an exact launch date have not been detailed. More →

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T-Mobile intros ‘More for Me’ daily deals Android app

By on June 16, 2011 at 6:56 AM.

T-Mobile intros ‘More for Me’ daily deals Android app

T-Mobile introduced a new Android application on Wednesday called “More for Me.” The app offers T-Mobile customers with phones running Android 1.6 or later, daily deals based upon their preferences, location, and interests. Discounts are provided by sites such as LivingSocial, which is available in more than 260 markets, but there are also exclusive discounts from T-Mobile or its partners. T-Mobile customers simply need to install the T-Mobile More for Me app from the Android Market to get started. Read on for the full press release. More →

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Amazon launches MyHabit.com to compete with Gilt

By on May 4, 2011 at 1:59 AM.

Amazon launches MyHabit.com to compete with Gilt

On Tuesday evening, Amazon will take the wraps off of MyHabit.com — a new site that will compete directly with Gilt and other membership-only sites that offer discounts on high-end brands. MyHabit will have stiff competition, however, as Vente Privee has largely dominated the international private sales industry and will soon spread into the United States, according to Business Insider. The website will offer up to 60% off of select brands and sales will begin at noon EDT daily. Amazon says that it will offer free shipping as well as 360-degree views of products that are available. It’s unclear what brands are on board so far, but if you’re looking for a new pair of Louis Vuitton sneakers at a discount price, MyHabit.com could be a good place to start looking. More →

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AT&T launching Yellow Pages Deals to compete with Groupon

By on May 3, 2011 at 5:59 AM.

AT&T launching Yellow Pages Deals to compete with Groupon

Yellow Pages, a subsidiary of AT&T, is launching its own Deals platform that will compete with Groupon and other bargain services, Bloomberg is reporting. The service is live now on YP.com, and AT&T is offering new customers a $10 credit towards their first “Deal of the Day” purchase — provided that you sign up before May 22nd. The carrier says that its Yellow Pages Deals service will be available in Atlanta, Dallas/Forth Worth, and Los Angeles to start, although it will be deployed to more cities in the future. AT&T could have the upper hand among mobile users, as it typically installs a default Yellow Pages application on most of its phones. However, it’s unclear if it will build the Deals service directly into mobile apps, or if it will only be an online/e-mail offering. If you live in one of the three starter markets and want to save a few bucks on your next steak, face painting lesson, or both, hit the jump to get started now. More →

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Facebook to compete with Groupon with 'Deals on Facebook'

By on April 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM.

Facebook to compete with Groupon with 'Deals on Facebook'

In November, Facebook announced its new “Deals” platform that allows users to check-in to various local businesses for discounts. On Tuesday, the social network announced that it’s taking that idea one step further with its new “Deals on Facebook” service — which is currently being tested in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. Using the Deals on Facebook, friends will be able to see local specials — such as concerts or group discounts at restaurants – and buy them directly from the social network. While we definitely see this service competing head-to-head with similar services from Groupon and Living Social, Facebook has teamed up with a number of partners, including aDealio, Gilt City, HomeRun, kgb deals, OpenTable, Plum District, PopSugar City, ReachLocal, Tippr, viagogo, and zozi for a more robust offering. If you’re in one of Facebook’s beta markets, hit up http://www.facebook.com/deals for more info. More →

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Sprint to end instant rebate promotion, bring back mail-in rebates on May 7th

By on April 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM.

Sprint to end instant rebate promotion, bring back mail-in rebates on May 7th

Last month BGR confirmed that Sprint would be launching an instant rebate promotion that eliminated mail-in rebates and instead brought users instant savings. At that time, Sprint told us that the promotion would continue for an unspecified period of time. According to a purported internal document obtained by technology enthusiast blog Spantechular, the carrier will end its instant rebate promotion on May 7th. With Sprint rumored to be launching the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet one day later on May 8th, the timing certainly adds up. When approached for comment, a Sprint spokesperson told BGR that the carrier has not announced an end date for the instant rebate promotion. More →

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RadioShack to price Motorola Atrix 4G at $150, no mail-in rebate required

By on February 18, 2011 at 7:34 AM.

RadioShack to price Motorola Atrix 4G at $150, no mail-in rebate required

Thinking about picking up the Atrix 4G next week? Listen up. According to RadioShack’s Facebook page, the company will be offering Motorola’s latest and greatest Android handset for a very reasonable $149.99 on launch day, February 22nd. The post notes that this is an “instant pricing” offer, meaning you won’t have to clip, cut, staple, and/or fill out mail-in rebate forms. For those not in the know, that is $50 less than what AT&T will be selling the device for once released. The company will also be offering the Atrix’s laptop-dock accessory for $329.99 when bundled together ($479.98 total) — a $20 discount on AT&T’s pricing. If you have a local RadioShack and are going to be purchasing the Atrix 4G, why not save yourself a little green, no? More →

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