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Deal: BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition gets $150 discount in Canada

Available from December 21 through the 24th.

We certainly hope you've gotten most of your Christmas shopping done at this point, but if you're still running around trying to get some last minute gifts, BlackBerry has a pretty solid deal to check out for our Canadian readers.

Starting on December 21 and running until December 24 at 11:59PM EST, Canadian shoppers will be able to purchase the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition for just $650. That's a saving of $150 off the retail price of $800, and while that's still not technically cheap, it is a pretty good deal if you want to get the BlackBerry fan in your life something truly special.

The Black Edition KEYone is mostly the same as its sliver-clad cousin, but it bumps up the RAM from 3GB to 4GB and offers double the storage at 64GB compared to 32GB. If that's still not enough space for all of your local files, you can always add a microSD card and expand your storage up to 2TB.

BlackBerry will be running this sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Blueshop, Staples, Visions, and Walmart.

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Google Play Store discounting apps, games, and more through November 27

In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Google Play Store is running deals on apps, games, movies, and plenty more.

As you'd expect for this time of year, there's no shortage of deals to be found for the likes of smartphones, TVs, tablets, smartwatches, etc. The savings here are great, but these days, hardware is only as good as the software that's on it. Google recently announced a heap of discounts that are now available on the Play Store, and there's something here for just about everyone.

For apps and games, Google is slashing the prices on hundreds of applications throughout the entire Play Store – including a 50-percent discount on Colorfy's monthly subscription. You'll also be able to find savings up to 80-percent for the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, LEGO Jurassic World, and many others. Plus, if you're a Gardenscapes or Homescapes player, you'll have access to discounts on in-game items, power-ups, and even unlimited lives. These savings begin now, and they'll last through November 27.

Movie rental and comic book savings will only be available on November 25.

Music is an essential whether you're trying to relax or party with friends, and to help give your jams a nice boost, you'll be able to get four months of Google Play Music for free. Just like the apps and games, this deal is available now through November 27.

If you'd rather sit back and watch something, Google is offering 50-percent off any one movie and 25-percent off a television series that you buy. Along with this, you can also rent any single movie of your choosing for 99 cents. The deal for buying a movie or TV series goes into effect November 23, and the rental promotion will be available on November 25 only.

Lastly, if reading is more your thing, you'll be able to get a $5 credit towards any book you purchase that costs $5 or more. Many of the hottest titles will be discounted from their regular price, and comics revolving around some of your favorite superheroes will be available for just $5 or less. Savings on comics will only be available on November 25, but the book deals will be available from November 23 through the 27th.

If you want to browse through everything that's on sale, check out Google's Holiday Hub.