When we last reported the Apple Black Friday deals, maybe we were all wrong, because over at BGR, there’s another brochure, this time taking things into detail. iMacs start at $1098, iPod Nanos start at $138, iPod Touch starts at $178, MacBook Pros start at $1098, Apple TVs start at $208, Airport Express starts at $88, and Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard go for $64 each. According to BGR, the last Black Friday deal was from a “new” source, but this image comes from a source that’s “credible”. There’s one catch though: These deals are only at the Apple Retail Store.
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Oh, you thought I wouldn’t publish a holiday gift guide, did you? Well, I’m going to prove you wrong! Yours truly, the 13-year-old Gadget Blogger will begin Part 1 of the “LaptopMemo Holiday Gift Guide”, which includes smartphones. These smartphones were thought of very carefully as the perfect gifts, so you don’t have to think of any. You’re welcome. Oh, and just to point out, this list could be updated anytime with new gadgets.
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So now you know when the Samsung Omnia II is coming out (December 2nd), and that’s it’s going to be priced for $199.99 (after 100 mail-in rebate), and that it’s going to be on Verizon’s network, and that it has a 3.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen with the 3D cube TouchWiz 2.0 UI., and it runs Windows Mobile 6.5; which one would you buy? The Droid or the Omnia II? You know the answer to that one, don’t you?
One of the things that have been learned as of the morning about the Dell Mini 31 smartphone is that it really has no 3G. Besides that deal-breaker; it has a 3 megapixel camera with zoom, autofocus, flash, and video mode, 3.5” nHD (640×360) screen, Bluetooth, GPS, and microSD expansion (up to 32GB). There’s 2 different color options: “Red Passion” and “Oiled Bronze”. And if the only question you have is why it’s not coming here this week, it’s because Dell wants to cash in on China Mobile’s 500 million customers. Go figure.
I received this in LaptopMemo’s Gmail account, and these deals aren’t too bad, but they’re deals nevertheless. Yes, even though I said in the previous post that this was the final BlackFriday Roundup, I wanted to post this anyway. Enjoy.
HP Pavilion p6280t Quad-Core $569.99 ($405 off)
HP Pavilion Elite e9250t Core i5 $799.99 ($405 off)
HP Slimline s5210 $349.99 ($155 off)
HP G71 17.3″ $499.99 ($329 off)
HP dm3z $529.99 ($170 off)
HP dv6t Quad $999.99 ($649 off)
LaserJet P1006 $90 (50% off)
Photosmart B8550 $150 (50% off)
LaserJet CP1518ni $200 (50% off)
HP MediaSmart Server LX195 $250 ($150 off)
HP Ink Sale
Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse $49.99 (50% off)
(Image from Giz)
This is the first post in the “DealsMemo” category, and to kick things off, here’s some BlackFriday deals for you. The best from Walmart, Target, and Newegg. Hit the links for the supreme deals. Too good, in fact.
[Target Ad] [Walmart Ad] [Newegg Ad]
For BlackBerry users who already own the 9700 on T-Mobile, you have permission to ignore this post. For users crazy enough to be with AT&T, today is your lucky day! The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available at all AT&T stores today for $199.99 on contract. So, what are you waiting for? This is RIM’s finest!
[Engadget via AT&T]
Ebay, the auctioning site of despair (I’m not kidding). But hey, here’s a Motorola Droid prototype! Maybe this is real?? After all, you can tell that it doesn’t look like a normal Droid with all of the bright LEDs and chrome bezel, and it’s not priced like one either; bidding starts at $485. Although this could also be a modded Droid, so it could look like a prototype. It’s your take I guess.
[eBay via Engadget]
Smokers: Beware! According to an news story published by Consumerist, two Mac owners (who puff their Marlboro with pride and had extended AppleCare warranties) were denied help from Apple when their Macs were in need of service. Why? Because according to the Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the nicotine released from cigarettes can be classified as a bio-hazard and exposing your Mac to such conditions makes it contaminated with the chemical, so the Apple Genius employees are within their rights to not work on those machines. In fact, the two owners wrote to Steve Jobs’ office, and were turned down. The only form of help Apple offered was to take the computers somewhere else to be fixed, on their dollars. So here’s the question: Should Apple be allowed to reject service to your Mac if you smoke, even a little? There isn’t anything about not smoking in the AppleCare agreement.
[BGR via Consumerist]
A smart hack extracted the drivers from Boot Camp, which allowed users on Macs that are running Windows to use the Magic Mouse in Windows. That driver has been extracted and is available to all who wish to use the magical Magic Mouse on their Windows PC; which in the end becomes magical. I’ll stop using the “magical” reference now. Hit Uneasy Silence for the drivers.
[Gizmodo via Uneasy Silence]