Android Central's Guide to Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is Nigh!  It's not here yet, but it's nigh!  The biggest retail day of the season is almost upon us, and buried among the John Tesh Christmas albums and holiday sweaters are some truly sweet deals on Android devices if you can find them.  That's where we come in.  Join us after the break to see the amazing deals we've uncovered. Find your own? Leave 'em in the comments. via []

Carrier Deals:

The Holiday isn't just for the big box retailers.  Carriers are sure to come out with some amazing deals to try and entice you to sign a contract with them this holiday season.  While a few deals have leaked out, expect them to have massive marketing campaigns the closer we get to Christmas.  Here's what we know so far:


$.01 Smartphone deals:  They're going to have a different smartphone offered for a penny every three hours.  Perhaps that Android handset you're waiting for 


Mission Possible:  Get the Huawei Ascend for $99.99 when you trade in any phone ($30 savings)


No listed promotions yet, but expect them to update this page soon with various promotions, and with their lineup you can expect Android to feature front and Center.


BoGo:  Buy a featured smartphone or the Galaxy Tab on a qualifying 2yr agreement at retail pricing and get another premium device (or featured android handset) for free.

Free Optimus T: Get the new LG Froyo Powered handset for free with a 2yr agreement.


Smartphone's Talk Free:  On a family plan and looking to upgrade to a smartphone, or sign up for the first time?  Verizon will credit the $10 add-a-Line cost for the life of the contract, saving you a potential $240 per line over 2 years.

Best Buy:  

Sale hours 5:00am to 10:00pm

  • Sprint: LG Optimus S:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Sprint: Samsung Transform:  $69 (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Sprint: Samsung Galaxy Tab:  $549.99
  • Verizon: Samsung Fascinate:  $1 (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Verizon: HTC Incredible:  $1 (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Verizon: Samsung Galaxy Tab:  $549.99


Sale hours 12:00am to 12:00am

  • Verizon: LG Ally:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)

The Shack:

Sale hours 5:30am to 12:00am

  • AT&T: Samsung Captivate:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)
  • T-Mobile: Samsung Vibrant:  $49.99 (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Sprint: Samsung Intercept:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)
  • Sprint: Samsung Transform:  Free (/w 2yr agreement)

Sam's Club:

Sale hours 5:00am to 12:00am

  • Verizon: Samsung Fascinate:  $0.96 (/w 2yr agreement)

Android Tablets:

If you're on the hunt for a Bargain-priced Android handset we haven't forgotten about you.  Despite Google's insistence that Android isn't ready for the tablet form factor, dozens of device manufacturers have devices vying for your cash this holiday season.  These devices don't have access to the Android Marketplace, but they're priced lower than the only tablet that currently does.  If you're looking for a basic android tablet for yourself or a loved one, check out some of the offers below:

  • Hastings: Sylvania 7" Android tablet:  $149.99
  • Kmart: Augen 7" Android tablet:  $139.99
  • Sears:  Velocity Cruz 7" Android tablet:  $249.99
  • Sears: Viewsonic 10" Android tablet: $379.99
  • Staples: Viewsonic 10" Android tablet: $399.99
  • Toys-R-Us: Sylvania 7" Android tablet: $139.99

If we missed any deals, please let us know in the comments and we'll update the list as soon as we can. While you're out researching your next purchase, be sure to swing by our forums to read feedback from other users.  

And if you're buying for someone who already has an Android phone, stop by our store and pick up an extra case, dock or extended battery.  Happy shopping everyone.