This article was published on November 25, 2010

10 Amazing Black Friday Smartphone Deals

10 Amazing Black Friday Smartphone Deals
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We’re a mere two days out from Black Friday and many of you are scouring the internet for the best deals on gadgets and gizmos. Many of you probably have been waiting for this day to finally ditch your feature phone and adopt a smartphone on the cheap.

Sound about right?

If that’s the boat you’re on, then you probably want to take a look at this run down of 10 of the top Black Friday deals for smartphones. There are a lot of them out there but we think that these get you the most bang for your buck.

Per usual, not put into any sort of order.

HTC Droid Incredible (Verizon)

A staple of the Droid series from Big Red and still one of the best smartphones on the market, the Droid Incredible is available from Amazon for a penny.


A penny. If you want a quality smartphone, look no further than the Droid Incredible.

However, take into consideration the fact that Verizon’s LTE network is about to roll out and the Droid Incredible isn’t 4G enabled. Keep in mind, Amazon’s deal requires you to either start a new contract or extend your current one. If you could care less, then this is a deal to consider.

LG Optimus T Black (T-Mobile)

While the LG Optimus T isn’t the most tricked out smartphone on the market, it’s certainly a capable device and a perfect introduction for those getting their first smartphone. It has Android 2.2, it’s fast and guess what?

It’s free.

With a two year agreement of course.

The Optimus T is a perfect device for those that don’t need all the bells and whistles and just want something with the latest software that works exactly as advertised. Still not convinced? Take a look at our own Brad McCarty’s first-look at the LG Vortex which is Verizon’s version of the Optimus T.

He seems to be pretty impressed.

Samsung Focus (AT&T)

While AT&T might be offering BOGO deals on Windows Phone 7 devices this Saturday, Amazon’s deals are better. For example, the Samsung Focus is available for $49.99, a device that is arguably the best offering with WP7 right now.

Huge display with amazing resolution.  Zippy processor. 5 mega pixel shooter with flash support. Lots of memory.

Pretty darn good for $50 bucks.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 (AT&T)

If you’re looking to hop aboard the BlackBerry train then you probably want to take a look at its flagship device that calls AT&T home. Right now and for an undetermined amount of time, you can snag the BlackBerry Torch at Amazon for a penny.

All you need to sign up for is a two-year contract.

You also may want to keep Wirefly in mind because they supposedly are going to be offering the Torch on Black Friday for a price that is “too low to show.”

Free, perhaps?

Motorola Droid Pro (Verizon)

Speaking of Wirefly, they are also going to be offering Verizon’s Android BlackBerry clone, the Motorola Droid Pro, for an unbeatable price. For all of you business people out there, especially those that frequent Area 51, definitely a device to look at.

And you definitely want to take a look at this deal because the Droid Pro is currently backordered at Amazon and costs $49.99.

It’ll be interesting to see how low Wirefly goes.

LG Quantum (AT&T)

The LG Quantum might not be the most talked about smartphone in the world but if you’re looking to get Windows Phone 7 on AT&T for cheap, and you weren’t overly impressed with the Focus, then it’s certainly an option to look at.

Wirefly is going to be selling it for a price, again, “too low to show.”  Whatever the price is, it will probably do the full QWERTY device with a 3.5 inch WVGA TFT display, 5 MP camera, 1GHZ processor and more, justice.

Stay tuned though.

Motorola Droid X (Verizon)

If you want the Droid with the big screen and Android 2.2 on board, the Motorola Droid X is going to be on sale through Wirefly for an undisclosed amount although they say it will be their “best offer ever.”

Again, that’s better than attempting to get it at Amazon or Verizon stores. Over at Amazon, it’s available for $49.99 but it’s backordered and finding a Droid X in a Big Red retail store come sometimes prove to be extremely difficult.

HTC Desire (U.S. Cellular)

Unfortunately, the only two carriers in the United States that have this device are U.S. Cellular and Cellular South. Fortunately, one of them has it on sale for a pretty good price.

U.S. Cellular has the HTC Desire available through Monday for the low price of $49.99.

That’s a steal for a device that rocks a 1GHz processor, Android 2.2, AMOLED display that measures 3.7 inches, and is essentially a copy of the Nexus One.

Motorola Droid 2 (Verizon)

If you can live without the newly minted Motorola Droid 2 Global and its 1.2GHzp processor, then you might want to take a look at Amazon’s offer for the original Motorola Droid 2 which has the device listed at a penny.

Not bad for a phone that’s only been out since August.

HTC EVO 4G (Sprint)

Last but not least, a Sprint device and one of the best smartphones on the market. Now, the offer for the HTC EVO 4G through Amazon isn’t cheap but it’s certainly cheaper than most places. If you’re got $100 sitting around you can get the 4G equipped EVO on a two year contract.

That’s a steal as far as we’re concerned.

These are certainly not the only deals out there but they are darn good ones, so keep them in mind when you’re shopping on Friday.

Feel free to leave any other deals you find in the comments below.

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