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Retailers Prepping Sales For Holiday Shoppers

Looking for a great deal on a smartphone? Now's the time to buy. Amazon, Best Buy and others are rolling out massive savings over the coming days.

A full week ahead of "Black Friday," retailers are already working hard to entice holiday shoppers. Amazon is selling all the Verizon Wireless Droid phones for a penny this weekend, and AT&T is preparing a rotating sale that will offer big savings starting November 26.

Shoppers that head to AmazonWireless.com will find some pretty good deals. In addition to the penny-for-a-Droid deals, AmazonWireless has discounted other smartphones heavily.

The Samsung Captivate (AT&T) is selling for a penny, the BlackBerry Torch (AT&T) for a penny, the Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint) for $99.99, the HTC Surround (AT&T) for $49.99, the HTC EVO 4G (Sprint) for $99.99, the HTC HD7 (T-Mobile) for $49.99 and the Samsung Focus (AT&T) for $49.99.

A lot of those phones debuted with $199.99 price points, and still cost that much if purchased directly from the wireless operators. To get those deals, you'll have to agree to a new service contract.

Over at BestBuy, Verizon Wireless customer can find the Droid Pro for $99.99, the Droid 2 for $99.99, and the Samsung Fascinate for $149.99. Sprint customers can snag the the LG Optimus S for $49.99, the BlackBerry 9670 Style for $99.99, and the Palm Pixi for free.

Best Buy is offering T-Mobile customers the HTC myTOuch 3G Slide for $79.99, the BlackBerry Curve 3G for $49.99, and the HTC HD2 for $49.99. Last, Best Buy is offering AT&T customers the BlackBerry Bold 9700 for $79.99, the Sony Ericsson Xperia for $49.99, and the BlackBerry Curve 3G for $89.99.

Today, AT&T also announced that it will be having a series of sales online between Friday, November 26 and Monday, November 29. Some of the sales include penny prices on refurbed units, free quick messaging devices, and smartphones for a penny.

Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will likely also announce sales in the coming days. As long as you don't mind signing a two-year contract, some of these deals are worth looking into.

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