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Amazon ‘Prime Day’ sale prompts competitor responses

By Chris Meadows
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Update: E-reader bargains and others at Amazon. Tomorrow, Amazon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a “Prime Day” sale, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. But its competitors [...]

Best Buy CEO says tablet sales are ‘crashing’

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Re/code has an interview with Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly in which he talks about a few things like fighting showrooming with pricematching, why people might want to buy gadgets in Best Buy rather than [...]

$50 tablets are now a thing

By Chris Meadows
June 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

These are the days of miracle and wonder… A few months ago, I wrote that the $100 laptop was now the $100 tablet. It turns out that now, it’s the $50 tablet. First they were on sale for that at [...]

Another anti-Amazon champion: This time it's Best Buy

By libertyc
December 16, 2013 // 5 Comments

Don’t worry: This is not going to turn into another pro-Amazon rant. Rather, it’s to highlight a company that has bested Amazon in one discipline that accounts for all the good that [...]

New Nexus 7 to be announced today, already for sale on Best Buy website

By libertyc
July 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Here’s a price listing for you to watch over the next few days. Wal-Mart has the old Nexus 7 tablet on sale, refurbished, $150 for the 16-gig version. Why watch it? Because Google is highly [...]

Does Amazon Have an Acquisition Hit List?

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation lately around Amazon’s long-term strategic intentions and its overall modus operandi. David Streitfeld’s New York Times blog opined [...]

Deal Alert: HP Slate 7 Available for Just $140 ($30 Off) via and Best Buy

By Adrian Diaconescu
July 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Quick, what’s the best 7-inch Android tablet money can buy? And by “money,” I mean less than 200 bucks. Asus and Google’s Nexus 7, you say? Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD? How about HP’s Slate [...]

Starting this Friday, save $20 on the Kobo Mini e-reader

By Dan Eldridge
January 21, 2013 // 3 Comments

Our friends over at Good E-Reader alerted us this morning to a Valentine’s  Day promotion that’s being planned by the good folks at Kobo: Starting this Friday, January 25, and running [...]

Kobo in Canada: A Triumph in Marketing?

By libertyc
December 3, 2012 // 4 Comments

There is a great thread going on at Mobile Read on the Kobo series and their success in Canada. The poster, Scrapking, points out that Kobo was not the first reader available in Canada—that honor [...]

On Black Friday, Kindle Fire comes with a free gift card

By libertyc
November 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jon Cog of the Me and My Kindle blog gave us a very convenient heads-up yesterday about Amazon’s Black Friday plans for the Kindle Fire. As he reports on his site: Amazon’s retail-store [...]

Refurbished Kindles available cheap at Best Buy

By libertyc
August 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

If you’re currently in the market for a Kindle but happen to be on a strict budget at the same time, head on over to The Digital Reader immediately, where our friend Chris Meadows has a tip [...]

Kobo Vox goes in-store at Best Buy

By Paul Biba
February 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the press release: Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over 7 million users in 170 countries worldwide, today announced the in-store availability of the Kobo Vox eReader at Best Buy stores [...]

Black Friday e-reader roundup

By libertyc
November 14, 2010 // 1 Comment

It appears this is going to be the Christmas (or at least the Black Friday) of the $99 e-reader. Apart from the $99 Nook at Best Buy we mentioned the other day (and other discounts on the Pandigital [...]

Quick Note: Nook and Best Buy for Black Friday; iPad update delayed

By libertyc
November 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

According to our sister blog, Gamertell, Best Buy’s Black Friday circular has leaked and one of the items is the Nook, which will be selling for $100, instead of $150. You can find more here. [...]

Best Buy to start selling iPad in all US stores

By libertyc
September 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

According to Bloomberg they will be starting on September 26 and the iPad will be in all 1.093 stores. Their CEO said: “We see the iPad as the magnificent shining light in what will become a whole [...]

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