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ET Weekend Deals: New Echo Dot + Free TP-Link Smart Plug For $45, Bose SoundSport Just $34, Save on Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Amazon Music Unlimited

12:30 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Amazon's pushing hard to grow it's client base by offering discounts on several of its online services. You can also pick up one of Amazon's new Echo Dot devices with a built-in clock bundled with a TP-Link smart plug and a large discount. 

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Huawei’s Mate X Foldable Phone Launches at $2,400

12:07 pm PST, November 15, 2019

Huawei continues to work on devices like foldable phones, even as its devices are all-but-shut-out of the US market.

The age of foldable phones is upon us, whether you like it or not. Just a few days after Motorola unveiled its revived foldable Razr, Huawei has finally launched its first foldable phone, the Mate X. However, it's only on sale in China without Google apps.

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Google Will Bypass Carriers, Deploy Own RCS Chat System

6:01 am PST, November 15, 2019

OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus usually only releases one flagship smartphone per year, but this time it released two. They're basically the same phone, though. The OnePlus 3 had a Snapdragon 820, 64GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3T came along in late 2016 with a Snapdragon 821 and a larger 3400mAh battery. They're both extremely fast phones and have fantastic fingerprint sensors, but yes, the 3T is slightly faster. These phones also have the best cameras you can get in a phone that costs around $400 (the 3T is a bit more expensive at $440). The 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED isn't the best I've seen, but the other hardware features make up for that. The build of Android 6.0 is free of clutter and has some useful extras. Nougat is on the way in a few weeks as well. Even with the higher price for the OnePlus 3T, this is one of the best deals of 2016.

Google is going to deploy its own version of the RCS protocol after waiting on carriers to work with it -- but it's not clear what value the company will get from the standard.

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